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ForeVR Games Recognized by Fast Company’s 2023 Innovation by Design Awards for Accessibility

  • ForeVR Games was awarded an honorable mention for its adaptable mechanics and inclusive settings to ensure players of varying skill levels and physical abilities can all enjoy immersive gaming experiences.

  • Celebrating more than a decade of Innovation by Design, the 2023 honorees include nearly 500 projects, products, and services from category leaders like Adobe, PepsiCo, Canva, and others.

Los Angeles (August 22, 2023) – Today, ForeVR Games, a leader in casual virtual reality (VR) gaming, received an Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2023 in the ‘Apps & Games’ category. The company’s contributions in furthering VR game accessibility stood out to Fast Company’s esteemed panel of judges.

Featured in the September 2023 issue of Fast Company, the Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. The competition, now in its 12th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.

ForeVR Games is setting a new standard for inclusivity by designing its games with accessibility at its core. Each game is built from the ground up with inclusivity in mind, beginning with input from the company’s accessibility advisor, Dr. Cathy Bodine, Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. The company’s growing suite of games – Pool, Bowling, Cornhole, and Darts – offer diverse play styles, including one-handed, one-button, seated, and standing play, catering to users who are wheelchair- or bed-bound. Additional accessibility features include “dominant eye” settings for those with visual impairments and motion control settings for users prone to dizziness, motion sickness, or vertigo.

“By putting accessibility at the forefront of development, we’re breaking barriers to make sure the fun of VR gaming isn’t limited by a person’s physical abilities,” said Marcus Segal, CEO and co-founder of ForeVR Games. “I’m extremely proud of our team for this well-deserved recognition, which motivates us even more to keep coming up with new ideas and reimagining what the future of VR gaming will look like.”

“So much innovation news these days is focused on AI,” said Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “This year’s Innovation by Design honorees are a reminder that it’s human ingenuity that drives invention.”

Approximately 15% of the world’s population lives with a disability, and many VR games and experiences available today don’t incorporate thoughtful accessibility features. ForeVR Games’ dedication to inclusivity has led to a vibrant and diverse community, with a focus on creating a safe and enjoyable space for players of all abilities.

Judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact. To see the complete list, go to

To learn more about ForeVR Games and their approach to accessible VR gaming, visit

About ForeVR Games

Founded by CEO Marcus Segal and CCO Mike Doom in July 2020, ForeVR Games is a global gaming company dedicated to making immersive games and experiences playable by people of all ages and abilities. To date, the company has raised $18.5M from Lobby Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Galaxy Interactive, Zynga founder Mark Pincus, and Twitch founders Emmett Shear and Justin Kan. The team at ForeVR is creating category-leading games that bring VR to the masses with next-level social play, offering entertainment for everyone. ForeVR’s debut game, ForeVR Bowl, is one of CNET’s best Quest 2 games and one of Meta’s Best of Quest 2021 in the Family Games and Social Experiences categories.

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at

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