Room 8 launches new trailer production firm Heroic

Room 8 launches new trailer production firm Heroic

Game development outsourcing firm Room 8 has opened up a brand new trailer production arm called Heroic.

This new venture is being headed up by industry vet Sandy Heslop and is currently made up of over 40 members of staff. Heroic was formerly the Trailers and Cinematics unit at Room 8 Studio.

"Overseeing the expansion of the Trailers & Cinematics Unit of Room 8 Studio into a full-fledged brand has been an exciting journey," Heslop said.

"Heroic has an extensive roadmap for 2023-to-2025, with plans to work with the latest cloud technologies to enhance our capabilities, as well as support the workflows and pipelines. Being part of such a creative environment full of ambitious, talented, experienced artists is exhilarating, and I am proud to have the privilege of managing the studio’s creative processes.”

Room 8 Group CEO Anna Kozlova added: “Last year was one of the most significant for Room 8 Group in terms of art production. Firstly, we have arrived at the point where our Art Service Line was capable of providing end-to-end art production of any complexity. Secondly, we were significantly boosted by the addition of two studios to the Group’s family of brands. Now, with Heroic launch, our Art Service Line truly becomes one of the best creative crews in the game industry, excelling at all contemporary visual art genres, forms, and mediums.”

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