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XDS Spark is a premium solution for creative industries, providing a one-stop-shop to meet production goals, and grow your business. With an always-on, global database, you will be able to meet business and production goals in between XDS events! Not familiar with the External Development Summit (XDS)? Learn more
"XDS has been a true extension to my professional work family. Where else can you receive feedback and validation from your peers, all while building your network with potential new business partnerships?"
Matt Regnier, Senior R&D Technical Artist, Apple
"XDS is where community is made and the industry progresses."
Summer O’Brien, Director of Product Management, Riot Games
"XDS is an invaluable resource for any Developer/Publisher that works with external partners to build their products."
Philip Knowles, Senior Outsourcing Program Manager, Amazon Games
In continuing to advance external development, XDS Spark will offer bespoke consulting services to level-up the effectiveness of your organization. Whether you are a Buyer or Service Provider, we draw on decades of experience supporting and learning from studios at the cutting edge of game development.
XDS Spark consulting can help you with:
Sam Carlisle & Chris Wren
We are incredibly fortunate to have founders with over 40 years combined experience with big names behind them - Xbox Games Studios and Electronic Arts.
Together, Chris and Sam have been leaders in the XDS Advisory Committee for over a decade. Their efforts have been invaluable in advocating for and advancing the practice of external development, and helping to professionalize the practice. Their contributions to the XDS event and speaking engagements at global industry events has been instrumental in spreading awareness and knowledge.
XDS Spark Advisory Board
XDS Spark’s esteemed Advisory Board is composed of highly experienced industry leaders who share our passion for driving external development through collaboration. Their unwavering dedication and expertise has enabled us to assemble an exceptional team.