Founded in 2016 in Dallas, TX by video game industry veterans Steve Nix and Jah Raphael, ForwardXP brings decades of interactive and entertainment experience to the world of VR and AR development to create experiences that blow expectations away.
ForwardXP creates leading edge, full service mobile VR/XR experiences for Enterprise training and business solutions.
ForwardXP has assembled a team of the gaming industry’s top talent, having worked on, and shipped some of the biggest and best-selling franchises in gaming history. Our team has worked on series including Counter-Strike, DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE, Wolfenstein, Half-Life and Call of Duty.
Today, the team has grown exponentially as we work to push the boundaries of what is possible with VR, AR and next generation games. This pool of talent works on both ForwardXP’s Enterprise-focused mobile Virtual Reality projects as well as on Forward Game Studio’s multi-platform next gen game projects.
Coming from a gaming background, FowardXP has a unique toolset to bring to the table. We create engaging and highly interactive experiences, and know how to squeeze every last drop of performance and visual fidelity out of the hardware.
Our Enterprise team creates ground-breaking VR training experiences that enable our clients to re-invent how they train their staff on anything from medical diagnostic procedures to complex and highly dangerous electrical equipment work.
Our VR training programs have proven more engaging and effective compared to traditional classroom or web-based experiences, are more scalable, and allow training that would either be too dangerous or costly to conduct in real life.
We have also built our own proprietary system for VR data collection and analysis; STARS, providing our clients with real, data-driven insight into how their teams are using VR training.
Who We Are
Steve Nix - Chief Executive Officer
Steve leads the general business of ForwardXP and creative direction for the company.
In his 20th year in the interactive industry, he has had the good fortune to drive major technology shifts with industry defining partners.
Prior to ForwardXP, Steve was co-founder and CEO of Yvolver, before it’s acquisition by AdColony. Steve also served as GM of Digital Distribution at GameStop, Director at id Software and CEO of Ritual Entertainment.
Steve has led teams that shipped titles in some of the best selling video game franchises of all-time, including Counter-Strike, DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE and Wolfenstein.
Steve is co-founder/active advisor to the Guildhall at SMU and lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys home automation hacking, and driving endurance road races in a sketchy old race car.
Jah Raphael - Chief Technology Officer
As leader of the technology team, Jah brings over 20 years of industry experience including many years as a Lead Programmer at id Software where he shipped leading titles, including, DOOM RPG, QUAKE LIVE, and RAGE.
After id Software, Jah co-founded Yvolver and led the development of the best-in-class mobile CRM solution before the company was acquired by AdColony where he continued to serve as VP of Engineering.
With an emphasis on always learning new and interesting things, Jah's wide array of skills allow him to move between frontend, backend and client development with ease.
Jah is a longtime World of Warcraft player and he created Raider.IO, the world's leading ranking site for World of Warcraft players and guilds. He also enjoys audiobooks, tabletop games, D&D, and exploring new coffee shops.
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