is an autobiographical adventure game that allows the players to
replay the journey of Abdullah Karam, a young Syrian artist that
escaped the civil war in 2014. Camouflaged as a Japanese RPG, Path
Out is a tale full of surprises, challenges and paradoxical humor,
giving insight in this real-life adventure, on which Abdullah
comments through youtube-style videos in the game.
based on real events
Abdullahs escape from war-torn syria.
neo-orchestral electronica music with oriental influences by
researched pixel art style inspired by classic 16-bit games and
commentary by Abdullah Karam
an episodic game. In this very first chapter of the adventure , Abdullah recalls life before the war, a family
decision that led to his departure and the perilous journey from his
hometown Hama to the Turkish border through the war-torn Aleppo
province. In its final version of up to five episodes, the game
should take the player on a journey from Syria through Turkey, Greece
and the Balkan until he finally arrives at his destination (and
current whereabout) in Central Europe.
a collaboration between Abdullah Karam, the developers of Causa
Creations, Wobblersound and the Austrian-American graphic designer Brian Maine.
Path Out's first episode is a straightforward but eye-opening work.
- Edwin Evans-Thirlwell, Eurogamer.net
... one of the most honest & clever games I've ever played, by & about a Syrian refugee.
- Rami Ismail, Twitter
Yet in asking a person to assume his place in a game, Karam makes his story engaging on an individual level, and his appearance in the videos further humanizes his story, especially through his humor...
- Allison Meir, Hyperallergic.com
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Supported by Kupf Innovationtopf 2016, the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the city of Salzburg.