• Serious Training,

  • Serious Games,

  • Serious Performance.


About Us

Proven Business Growth and Return on Investment

Founded in 2009, backCODE helps companies and organizations change the way their people perform in real life. Our solutions drive measurable business growth and proven return on investment through substantial growth in knowledge and skills for all types of learners. backCODE’s core development platform is customizable to meet the corporate training needs across industries as well as K-12 and higher education. backCODE has track record of building educational solutions that have been proven effective for such learners as intelligence field agents and military fighter pilots. Our client list includes such Fortune 500 companies as Leidos/SAIC, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Qualcomm and Google. Additionally, we have been funded by the Gates Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

Meet the Team

Grant Viklund
Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Lai
Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer
Sophia Viklund
Founder and Head of Strategic Relations
Travis Falstad
Executive Producer

Our Value

Changing the Way Learners Perform

We build serious training simulations and educational games that immerse learners in real-life situations where they have to successfully apply their knowledge and skills to solve complex problems. By challenging learners to repeatedly solve problems, they gain core knowledge, useful skills and valuable experience. Leveraging the expertise of a network of university-based learning scientists, backCODE uses a research-backed scientific methodology called Evidence Centered Design to create valid, accurate assessments that prove that your people have gained the desired knowledge and skills. These assessments are embedded in the simulations and games as a way to test learners, but also provide them feedback and personalize their learning pathway. Leveraging our team’s experience in the entertainment world, our educational solutions create deep engagement in learning through great story, amazing visuals and immersive interactivity.


Innovation, Delivery and Results at Scale

backCODE’s product capabilities include the latest advances in media technology, including immersive games, training simulations, virtual reality and advanced artificial intelligence. Our competitive differentiator is our ability to translate real educational and training objectives into effective solutions that leverage these technologies. Moreover, our solutions have massive distribution potential because we can deliver the product through the cloud, mobile devices and game consoles. With our experience creating and managing large scale production pipeline at Dreamworks Animation and for our major defense and intelligence clients, we have developed an efficient production pipeline that enables us to deliver effective learning solutions at a dramatically lower cost per learner.

Our Clients

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Mailing Address

P.O.Box 2517
Pasadena, California 91102


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