Affiliate Spotlight: AcceleratXR30 Jan 2020
IGDA Studio Affiliates help us pursue our mission while providing their own team with all of the best benefits IGDA has to offer. Today the IGDA would like to recognize one of our studio affiliates, AcceleratXR.
AcceleratXR is an up and coming games middleware technology company that is co-founded by a long time industry veteran Jean-Philippe Steinmetz, who has worked on notable titles such as XCOM 2, Hawken, Lost Planet 3 and PWND. The company’s mission is to democratize the tools and technology needed to build modern, massively scalable online games and multi-player entertainment products.
AcceleratXR is unique in the game industry as the first and only game backend/multi-player solution to offer a complete MMO platform to developers free of charge. Developers can use the product free until the product reaches a moderate level of success after which they pay a small royalty. Their open approach to this technology means that any studio can add online and multi-player functionality to their games with little to no experience and be able to ship in a fraction of the time. AcceleratXR hopes this increase in accessibility allows more developers to bring multi-player games to life.
The company also stands out by taking an employee-first approach to their business and they are leading the way to improving the work-life balance of game developers. They offer hourly pay, paid overtime, generous vacation, telecommuting and encouraging the open sharing of knowledge and ideas with other organizations. AcceleratXR’s efforts pave the way for changes in our turbulent industry known for its heavy crunch and burn out rates. This focus on improving the lives of employees is also what has led the company to join the IGDA as a Studio Affiliate, giving each employee access to the wealth of information and support of the greater game development community.
AcceleratXR is poised and ready to make a big impact in the game industry. Their free MMO technology platform is already being used in production by multiple titles and is available today. They are also launching a fully managed SaaS service of their platform for studios that prefer to leave the heavy lifting to the experts.
With these ingenious products further supporting game developers in their craft and their great support of their own staff, we are proud to feature AcceleratXR as an IGDA Studio Affiliate.