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Room 8 Group opens new studio in Montréal, the first of global expansion project

The new studio will be headed by industry veteran Matthew Zoern

June 30, 2021

Based in Montréal, one of the largest video game hubs in the world Room 8 Studio Canada will provide partners with expert creative, development, and management services for bold and exciting free-to-play mobile gaming and high-end consoles porting, AAA game art, television/film animation, as well as cinematics and trailers.

“As we continue our exponential growth, we are opening up new offices in gaming hubs all over the world to provide our partners with more regionally based best-in-class development and management services. Montréal is the first in a series of new studios we will be opening over the next two years. Collectively we focus on developing PC, console, mobile games, and entertainment art production,” said Sviatoslav Pohrebnoi, Chairman, Room 8 Group.

Room 8 Studio Canada will be led by general manager and executive producer Matthew Zoern, who has worked for some of the biggest video game companies in the world including Electronic Arts, Funcom Games, and Nvizzio.

“Montréal is a haven for game development. It is strategically located to better serve North America and is in close proximity to Europe. It possesses a world-class, highly sought-after community of uber talented studios, developers, and creatives and we are excited to be a part of this thriving community,” said Matthew Zoern.

“Once again, Montréal’s creative technological industry is making the difference. Room 8 Group is betting on the city to grow its activities across North America with a highly skilled team that will develop quality projects for its partners, many of which are established in Montréal. Hence, Room 8 Studio Canada is enhancing the local industry and its reputation abroad,” said Stéphane Paquet, CEO, Montréal International.

Room 8 Studio Canada falls under the Room 8 Studio brand, which, along with Dragon’s Lake Entertainment, make up the Room 8 Group. Dragon’s Lake Entertainment is focused on PC/console video games co-development, IP incubation & enhancement as well as game development solutions & team augmentation. Room 8 Studio expertise is on free-to-play mobile gaming, high-end console porting,  AAA game art production, as well as cinematics and trailers.

Together, they have collaborated with many of the most innovative gaming and entertainment brands in the world including Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision, 505 Games, CD Projekt Red, Annapurna Interactive, Rovio, Gameloft and more.

ISO certified, and licensed for all gaming platforms including next generation consoles, Room 8 Group has creatively collaborated on more than 400 games in the last ten years and worked with the majority of the biggest publishers and developers in the games and entertainment industry.  Room 8’s collaborative work with major developers and publishers can be recently seen in critically acclaimed, best-selling games including Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Control, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Call of Duty Black Ops 4, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many others.

For more information on Room 8 Group, Room 8 Studio, and Dragon’s Lake Entertainment or for job postings, please visit us at

Room 8 Group

Room 8 Group is a video game holding company uniting highly focused expert teams that provide external game development services worldwide. It comprises two studios: Dragon’s Lake Entertainment for AAA console and PC game development, and Room 8 Studio for full SKUs mobile games as well as all aspects of art production. The studios can be leveraged individually or at a group level as they work together within a single ecosystem. The Group is ISO certified and licensed to work on all gaming platforms including next-generation consoles. We work with Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision, 505 Games, CD Projekt Red, Annapurna Interactive, Rovio, Gameloft, and others on the most innovative gaming and entertainment experiences on all platforms.

Room 8 Studio

The Studio covers a range of high-end solutions from free-to-play mobile gaming and high-end consoles porting to AAA game art, as well as cinematics and trailers business. In the market since 2011 with more than 600 professionals, Room 8 Studio is one of the fastest growing solution providers in the industry working with 7 out of the global top 10 game publishers. The company operates production and business sites in the USA, the UK, Canada, Japan, and Ukraine.

Dragon’s Lake Entertainment

Dragon’s Lake Entertainment is a PC/console video games development studio focused on heavy engineering and robust game development solutions using the team’s profound UE and custom / proprietary engines expertise as well as creating IP. Built around industry professionals with a focus on AAA production who have worked on some of the most well known AAA titles over the years the company’s multicultural team of 100+ experts is distributed around Europe and Americas.

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