Putting reports aside, hands down the best part of XDS is meeting people face-to-face. When looking at the fundamentals of working with a service provider, you quickly see how both sides need to trust each other in order for the relationship to flourish. Face-to-face meetings are the foundation of that trust. Plus, when you meet someone in person, there's nuance in the conversation that a white paper will never be able to convey. In-person conversations give us a glimpse into what we as a company are doing well. While the Insights report might paint a picture of 3D art all but eclipsing other art services, our friends and clients can bolster the conversation with first-hand accounts of how they turn to us for concept art and very few others. In an industry where it's become hard to follow the web of mergers and acquisitions, it can pay to stay niche. Sometimes boutique services are what our clients are after.
It's been exciting to witness XDS grow year over year and we couldn't be happier to be a part of that growth. Five years ago XDS saw a gap of understanding in the industry and built an event to fill that gap. From our standpoint, we're all better for it. Plus, anytime you get a room full of endlessly creative people focused on working together to make great experiences; we'll be there. Now, back to making games!