Heroic is the most recent addition to the Room 8 Group’s portfolio of brands. It was previously housed within Room 8 Studio as the Trailers & Cinematics division.
Heroic is a new studio that will focus on high-end trailer production for PC, console, and mobile games. Heroic Trailers is the creation of Room 8 Group, a global leader in external art production and game development.
Sandy Heslop, an experienced 3D animator, previs artist, and VFX supervisor with 20 years of experience in video games, film, television, and advertising, is in charge of Heroic’s creative team. More than 40 artists, storytellers, and technicians work on CG, cinematic trailers, and in-game cutscenes for the team at the moment.
The Heroic Team’s list of projects includes trailers for Legendary, Empires & Puzzles, and DomiNations: Outfire, Power Rangers, Merge Dragons, and Game of Heroes: Superior, Legacy Wars, and other games. The team has produced 450 trailers for 25 games in collaboration with more than 15 publishers over the past few years.
According to Sandy Heslop, Head of CG at Heroic, it has been an exciting journey to oversee the transformation of Room 8 Studio’s Trailers & Cinematics Unit into a full-fledged brand. For the years 2023 to 2025, Heroic Trailers has a comprehensive plan that includes working with the most recent cloud technologies to support pipelines and workflows and enhance their capabilities. Sandy stated that it is thrilling to be a part of such a creative environment filled with ambitious, talented, and experienced artists, and that she is proud to be in charge of the studio’s creative processes.
According to Sviatoslav Pohrebnoi, Chairman of Room 8 Group, the company demonstrated its capacity to expand and strengthen its positions in the video game industry despite global instability by launching a new brand and closing two significant mergers and acquisitions in 2022. They will not slow down in 2023, and the launch of a new brand that focuses on CG and high-end trailer production is just the first step. The group of energetic experienced craftsmen and narrators they assembled at Gallant is truly one of the most grounded in the business. He is absolutely certain that Heroic will become a household name in trailer production in a few years.
Room 8 Group
Chivalrous will be essential for Room 8 Gathering’s Specialty Administration Line drove by Vadim Krayevoy. Massive Black and PUGA Studios, which were added to the Room 8 Group roster in 2022, as well as Room 8 Studio, which was founded in 2011, comprise the service line. Over 1,000 artists are currently supported by specialists at Art Service Line.
According to Room 8 Group CEO Anna Kozlova, the previous year was one of the most significant for the company in terms of the production of art. First, they have reached the point where our Art Service Line can complete any complexity of art production from start to finish. Second, the addition of two studios to the Group’s portfolio of brands gave them a significant boost. With Heroic’s release, their Art Service Line truly emerges as one of the industry’s best creative teams, excelling in all contemporary visual art genres, forms, and media.
The parent company of six studios, Room 8 Group, is a global leader in external art production and game development: Massive Black, Room 8 Studio, Dragons Lake, Solid Bash, PUGA Studios, and Heroic. As they collaborate within a single ecosystem, the studios can be utilized individually or collectively.