Pejman Mirza-Babei joins XL as User Research Director!

We are excited to announce that we’ve added a new member to our team of experts at Execution Labs! Pejman Mirza-Babaei has joined XL as Director of User Research, overseeing User Experience (UX) research and playtesting for all PPA and Finishing Fund teams. Pejman is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of … Continued

Astrid Rosemarin joins XL as Community Developer!

The XL family keeps growing! Today we’re announcing a new, friendly face to our motley crew in the form of one Astrid Rosemarin. Astrid comes to us from independent developer Hololabs and joins us as Community Developer, and she’ll being wearing a bunch of hats. Her role will be to mentor our Accelerator and Finishing … Continued

Industry Vet Derek Elliott Joins XL!

Today we are positively deeee-lighted to announce that game industry veteran Derek Elliott has joined our Island of Misfit Toys as Product Director. In his 20 year career, Derek has led mega projects like Far Cry 3 for big publishers like Ubisoft as well as independent efforts such as Compulsion Games’ recent hit Contrast. At … Continued

A Year of Sharing

A key part of the Execution Labs formula is tapping into the collective wisdom of the game community. This is largely manifested by our intense mentorship program, where we invite gurus from around the industry to come to XL, share their experiences, play with the games being produced, and give hands-on (and often quite critical) … Continued

Welcoming a Business Intelligence Pro to the Team

That’s right folks. As our first cohort gets set to launch their first games into the wild, we’ve made a critical addition to the XL team. We are thrilled to welcome Lysiane Charest to the Labs, where she’ll be overseeing our business intelligence efforts. Lysiane comes to us with deep experience in gaming analytics, and … Continued