James Iliff


James is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Survios, a virtual reality company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company develops virtual reality software and games including the titles Raw Data and Sprint Vector. Since its inception in 2013, the company has raised over $54 million in venture funding led by Shasta Ventures, Lux Capital and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

Before founding Survios, James was the Producer of
Project Holodeck, a joint research effort between the Mixed Reality Lab and the Advanced Games program at the University of Southern California.

James @ GeekPark Innovation Festival 2017 - Beijing, China

Media & Publications:
For press inquiries and requests for media appearances please email
press@survios.com.

Worth It Season 2 Ep 2 | $5 Video Game Vs. $70,000 Video Game

09.03.2017

Buzzfeed - Video Interview

Episode 104 | Why Virtual Reality is Going to Change Your Life, with  Survios Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer James Iliff

8.16.2017

Awesome Office - Podcast

Learn how to succeed in VR from those who have done it at VRDC Fall 2017

7.25.2017

Gamasutra - Article

Simulated Worlds: Writing for Virtual Reality and Games
7.20.2017

Comic Con - Panel

VR Highlights at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Include Ready Player One And Marvel

7.18.2017

Upload VR - Article

Raw Data Receives a Massive New Update

7.14.2017

Hardcore Gamer - Article

'Raw Data' Hostile Takeover Update Brings PvP, Hallucinations

7.14.2017

Tom’s Hardware - Article

Raw Data goes analog with comic book premiere at SDCC

7.14.2017

Gaming Trend - Article

Raw Data Hostile Takeover PvP Update With New Class Now Live

7.14.2017

Upload VR - Article

Survios expands Raw Data with player-versus-player and PlayStation VR integration

6.12.2017

Venturebeat - Article

‘Raw Data’ to Exit Early Access With Added Support for PSVR, PvP Mode, and a New Hero

6.12.2017

Road to VR - Article

Learn about overcoming the design challenges of developing VR experiences at VRDC Fall 2017!

5.24.2017

Game Developers Conference - Blog Post

VR and the Evolution of Entertainment

4.15.2017

VRLA Expo 2017 - Panel

'Raw Data' Heads To Oculus With New Content, Cross-Platform Multiplayer

3.16.2017

Tom’s Hardware - Article

Raw Data Available Now on Oculus Rift

3.16.2017

Hardcore Gamer - Article

Survios launches cross-platform Raw Data shooter on the Oculus Rift/Touch

3.16.2017

Venturebeat - Article

Survios Announces ‘Sprint Vector,’ Introduces New VR Locomotion Technique

2.28.2017

Tom’s Hardware - Article

Survios Announces new VR title Sprint Vector

2.28.2017

Hardcore Gamer - Article

Survios announces Sprint Vector VR game that will tire you out

2.28.2017

Venturebeat - Article

Raw Data gets major update, hits Oculus Rift Touch in March

2.27.2017

Polygon - Article

‘Raw Data’ is Coming to Oculus Home with Reworked Touch Support & Cross-Platform Play

2.27.2017

Road to VR - Article

Survios takes Raw Data to Oculus Rift with cross-platform multiplayer

2.27.2017

Venturebeat - Article

Raw Data Coming to Oculus Rift, Major Update Incoming

2.27.2017

Hardcore Gamer - Article

James Iliff Keynote | Geekpark Innovation Festival 2017

1.24.2017

Survios - Blog Post

Unlocking Humanity Through Technology: The Potential of Virtual Reality

1.13.2017

GeekPark Innovation Festival 2017 - Talk & Livestream

The Road Ahead in VR and AR Will Have Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

12.16.2016

Upload VR - Article

VR game studio Survios nabs MGM as investor in fundings totaling $50 million

12.13.2016

Venturebeat - Article

A Letter to the VR Community from Survios

12.13.2016

Survios - Blog Post

Survios launches big update for top-selling VR game Raw Data

10.12.2016

Venturebeat - Article

Survios' Raw Data may be VR's first hit game, with more $1 million in sales

9.16.2016

CNET - Article

‘Raw Data’ and ‘The Gallery’ Developers on How They Each Made $1 Million Selling VR Games

9.16.2016

Upload VR - Article

Virtual reality’s biggest challenge: Don’t be the next 3DTV

8.01.2016

Venturebeat - Article

Breakout Session: VR Now! How to succeed in VR

8.01.2016

GamesBeat 2016 - Panel

Survios Launches Raw Data Early Access on Steam

7.15.2016

Gamasutra - Article

‘Raw Data’ Deep Dive: Alongside Early Access Launch

7.14.2016

Road to VR - Article

‘Raw Data’ Early Access Debuts At #1 On Steam Top Sellers

7.14.2016

Upload VR - Article

Hands-On with Raw Data’s New Multiplayer VR Demo

6.18.2016

Tested - Video Interview

The DeanBeat: E3 will bring us another installment of the war for the eyeballs

6.10.2016

Venturebeat - Article

Extracting Raw Data: How Survios Is Using VR To Change The Action Game

4.15.2016

Epic Games - Blog Post

The best HTC Vive virtual reality games make you hot and sweaty

4.05.2016

Venturebeat - Article

Hands-On: Raw Data Combat in the HTC Vive!

3.19.2016

Tested - Video Interview

GDC 2016: Survios Studios Details Cooperative VR Shooter Raw Data

3.16.2016

Maximum PC - Video Interview

Survios’ Raw Data is a frenetic two-player co-op shooter for the HTC Vive VR headset

3.11.2016

Venturebeat - Article

Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be

2.12.2016

TechCrunch - Article

VR is better when virtual objects feel real

2.11.2016

Engadget - Article

Survios' Vision for Active VR: VRLA Keynote with Nathan Burba and James Iliff
2.4.2016
VRLA Expo - Panel

‘Raw Data’ Hands-On: A Tantalizing Co-Op Vive Shooter from Survios

1.27.2016

Upload VR - Article

Survios demos two-player cooperative VR shooter Raw Data

1.23.2016

Venturebeat - Article

Survios to Live Stream New HTC Vive FPS ‘Raw Data’ at VRLA Winter Expo

1.21.2016

Road to VR - Article

Survios To Show Early Build Of 'Raw Data' Vive VR FPS Title At VRLA, Gameplay To Be Livestreamed

1.21.2016

Tom’s Hardware - Article

Session #3 Virtual Reality: How soon will it get big, and when will that happen?

10.12.2015

Gamesbeat 2015 - Panel

GamesBeat 2015 puts a lens on mobile, motion capture, and virtual reality

9.22.2015

Venturebeat - Article

"Launch Pad" on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, SiriusXM Channel 111

8.05.2015

Sirius XM - Radio Interview

Paramount’s ‘Interstellar’ 4D VR Experience Lands in LA, We Go Hands On

11.01.2014

Road to VR - Article

How do you make a good virtual reality game? Oculus developers meet to find out

9.19.2014

CNET - Article

Breakout Session: Where game technology is going

9.15.2014

GamesBeat 2014 - Panel

Come To The TechCrunch Virtual Reality Meetup In LA On Sept 18th

9.12.2014

TechCrunch - Article & Fireside Chat

7 Myths About Virtual Reality (Jump In, the Water’s Fine)

8.20.2014

Inc. - Article

Reality 2.0

8.07.2014

Stuff Magazine - Article (Print)

Commentary: Getting Started in a Garage

8.01.2014

USA Today - Article

Virtual Reality: Advertising's Next Big Thing?

7.28.2014

Advertising Age - Article

Nathan Burba and James Iliff blow Duncan’s mind with their virtual holodeck!
6.20.2014
Duncan Trussell Family Hour - Podcast

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 68): Zombies on the Holodeck at Survios Headquarters

6.19.2014

Rev VR - Podcast

TechCrunch Highlights Mixed Reality Lab Alumni

6.04.2014

USC Mixed Reality Lab - Blog Post

Taking on Virtual Zombies With Oculus Rift

5.28.2014

Variety - Article

The Next Gaming Interface: Your Body

5.20.2014

Fast Company - Article

Survios Raises $4 Million

5.20.2014

Los Angeles Business Journal - Article

Virtual-Reality Company Survios Gets $4 Million in Venture Funding

5.19.2014

The Wall Street Journal - Article

Survios Snaps Up $4M To Lead The Next Generation Of Virtual Reality Tech

5.19.2014

TechCrunch - Article

The post-Oculus boom: Survios raises $4M for free-moving virtual reality

5.19.2014

Venturebeat - Article

LA-based virtual reality company Survios raises $4 million in funding

5.19.2014

Built In LA - Article

How Survios plans to make virtual reality gaming a full body experience

4.24.2014

GigaOm - Article

The Next Oculus? Survios’ Epic Zombie-Killing Game Mixes Motion Capture With VR

4.14.2014

TechCrunch - Article

Virtual reality grows up, in Southland's backyard

3.28.2014

Los Angeles Times - Article

How to build a better VR game

3.26.2014

Gamasutra - Article

How Oculus Goggles Became More Than a Virtual Reality

3.26.2014

The Wall Street Journal - Article

Join Oculus VR and More at VRLA’s First Meetup on April 7th

3.17.2014

Road to VR - Article

Discussing the future, VR and killer robots with Survios’ James Iliff and Nathan Burba
1.25.2014
Enter VR - Podcast

CES 2014: Day Two Roundup. CastAR HD, Next3D, Tactical Haptics and Nthusim HMD

1.09.2014

Road to VR - Article

Virtual reality check: why controllers haven't caught up to the Oculus Rift

12.23.2013

The Verge - Article & Video

Holodeck | Ep. 10 Hardwired with iJustine
11.24.2013
HardWired ft. iJustine - TV Show

Star Trek’s holodeck moves toward reality

11.07.2013

Syracuse New Times - Article

Chasing the 'holy grail' of the video game holodeck

10.23.2013

Gamasutra - Article

Exclusive: New Zombies on the Holodeck Build Adds Razer Hydra Calibration, Significantly Improves Gunplay (video)

7.18.2013

Road to VR - Article

Console Makers Stay Mum on VR at E3, but Kinect 2.0 Could Be Key

6.29.2013

Road to VR - Article

The Quest for Seamless, High-Quality Virtual Reality

6.25.2013

The Atlantic - Article

Project Holodeck Shows Latest Wild Skies Gameplay at USC Demo Day (video)

5.17.2013

Road to VR - Article

The Story of Project Holodeck

5.06.2013

Meant To Be Seen - Editorial

Exclusive: Zombies on the Holodeck Trailer, Alpha Download Now Available [Gameplay Video]

5.06.2013

Road to VR - Article

Project Holodeck: a full virtual reality platform using Oculus Rift

2.07.2013

PC Gamer - Article

Oculus Rift News Bits: GTTV Hands-on With Rift, Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games, Palmer Heads to South Korea, and More

10.12.2012

Road to VR - Article

Project Holodeck gets help from Razer, swaps Kinect for Move tracking

9.18.2012

Engadget - Article

Project Holodeck Update: Razer Now Official Sponsor, The Team Tests the Oculus Rift

9.17.2012

Road to VR - Article

Games and Gadgets: Project Holodeck

7.25.2012

Neon Tommy - Article

DIY Holodeck Gaming System To Be Built By University Students
7.24.2012

VICE Creators Project - Article

Project Holodeck Creates “Accessible” Virtual Reality

7.24.2012

The Escapist - Article

USC is Making A Real-Life Holodeck

7.23.2012

IGN - Article

Project Holodeck aims to make Star Trek gaming a reality

7.23.2012

Eurogamer - Article

Homemade holodeck inches gaming closer to virtual reality

7.22.2012

DVICE - Article

Project Holodeck Seeks to Create a Low Cost Full-motion VR Gaming Environment with the Help of the Oculus Rift HMD

7.20.2012

Road to VR - Article

Why immersive virtual reality is the next generation of gaming: part 2

7.14.2012

Kurzweil AI - Editorial

Why immersive virtual reality is the next generation of gaming: part 1

7.14.2012

Kurzweil AI - Editorial

Stereoscopic Virtual Reality Hardware at E3

6.28.2012

Insomniac Games - Blog Post

The rise of smartphone 3D virtual reality

6.19.2012

3D Focus - Editorial

E3 Expo and Women in Games Spotlight

9.06.2011

talkTECH Communications - Blog Post

Virtual Games Take On New Life of Their Own

9.01.2010

USC Daily Trojan - Editorial

No Hero Films wins Audience Choice Award at the SMC Film Festival for ‘Xombie Corps’

12.25.2009

Santa Monica Mirror - Article

KU Group Helps Out in Big Easy

3.25.2009

Capital Journal Online - Article

Stories from the Ninth Ward: KU Engineers Without Borders Help Rebuild New Orleans

3.18.2009

University of Kansas - Blog Post