Worksuite and XDS Rejoin Forces to Fuel Creativity

Announcing Partnership for the 2023 External Game Development Summit

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Vancouver, August 7 2023Worksuite, a leading SaaS platform in external workforce management and creative resource management, is thrilled to announce a partnership with the External Development Summit (XDS) for their highly anticipated 2023 conference. The event is scheduled to take place from September 6–8, 2023, in the vibrant city of Vancouver.

At Worksuite we believe that everyone in the world deserves access to fulfilling work. Likewise, enterprise developers & publishers should be able to bring in the best creative talent, no matter where they’re based.”

The XDS conference is renowned for bringing together the brightest minds in the gaming industry, fostering collaboration, and advancing the craft and technical process of developing hit games. This year, with the backing of sponsors like Worksuite, XDS promises to take the conference to new heights — opening up exciting networking opportunities for attendees.

Worksuite’s collaboration with XDS marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of excellence in the gaming industry. This partnership is built on the shared commitment to innovation, creativity, and building an inclusive and supportive community in which game developers and service providers can collaborate from anywhere in the world.

Craft, Community & Collaboration

“At Worksuite we believe that everyone in the world deserves access to fulfilling work. Likewise, enterprise developers & publishers should be able to bring in the best creative talent, no matter where they’re based. As a platform used by global creative teams like those you’ll find at XDS, we are thrilled to be a part of the 2023 summit. This partnership with XDS represents a unique opportunity to foster creativity, collaboration and global perspectives. We’re proud to support the talented developers and studios who bring joy to millions of players worldwide.”

— Joey Frasier, Co-Founder and CEO, Worksuite

“We’re very excited to be back at XDS. We met some of our long-time gaming clients at this event in past years. Notable partners include Xbox Game Studios, Sumo Digital and Crytek. At Worksuite, we have always strived to provide cutting-edge workforce management solutions to collaborate with talented developers, designers, writers and artists across the planet. Our own globe-spanning team reflects this core principle of Flexibility — the best work can be done from anywhere. By joining forces with XDS, we’ll empower both the developer side and the service provider side of the gaming industry. Our platform enables a perfect match between the right talent and the right projects, while keeping your IP secure, and your operations compliant.”

— Martin Konrad, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Worksuite 

The 2023 XDS conference promises to deliver a compelling program filled with expert talks, networking opportunities, and insightful discussions on emerging trends in external game development. Attendees will learn how to overcome recent challenges, and most importantly, rub shoulders and have fun sparking some new partnerships. 

Game development is an immensely complex task. In addition to the creative demands, there are numerous administrative responsibilities to manage. Worksuite fills this gap by taking over these operational complexities, so developers can concentrate fully on the artistic aspects of their work.”

With Worksuite’s support, as well as the star lineup of fellow sponsors, the event promises to be an inspiring experience.

“Game development is an immensely complex task. In addition to the creative demands, there are numerous administrative responsibilities to manage. You’ll find yourself handling hundreds of contractors, ensuring accurate classification, and guaranteeing timely payment.” added Konrad.  “Worksuite fills this gap by taking over these operational complexities. As a result, developers can concentrate fully on the artistic and innovative aspects of their work — free from the burden of administrative tasks.”

About Worksuite

Worksuite is the #1 end-to-end external workforce management platform to source, onboard, manage and pay your contractors worldwide. Worksuite’s external development clients include Microsoft/Xbox, Crytek, Sumo Digital and Skyhook Games.

About XDS

Established in 2013, External Development Summit (XDS) is the only annual, international games industry event with a primary focus on external development for art, animation, audio, software engineering, QA and localization. XDS gathers hundreds of international attendees from over 45 countries to advance the practice of external development for the games industry. The event includes three days of structured networking in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

For media inquiries, please contact

Zack Kinslow
Product Marketing Manager, Worksuite
zack.kinslow@worksuite.com 

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