AAA PC, Console & VR Experience

Forward Game Studios is a mid-size independent game developer currently working on multi-platform next-gen games.  

Our team has shipped some of the biggest games of all time across platforms and we offer the opportunity to work closely with senior game developers in a studio where you are never going to be just another number.  

We value culture, personal growth, and a commitment to diversity at Forward Game Studios.  ​​We place a premium on individual autonomy, and actively work to cut out administrative overhead, clutter and meetings whenever we can, allowing everyone to focus their time on making incredible gaming experiences.

Our Co-Founders

Steve Nix

Chief Executive Officer 

Steve leads general business and creative direction for ForwardXP and Forward Game Studios.  

In his 20th year in the interactive industry, he has had the good fortune to help drive major technology shifts with industry defining partners.  

Prior to Forward Game Studios, Steve was the co-founder and CEO of Yvolver before its 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 a 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.

Forward Game Studios is the game development and publishing division of ForwardXP, Inc.  

ForwardXP, Inc. 
4101 McEwen Road, Suite 800

Dallas, TX 75244