A downloadable game

**** Attention, the game is currently in quarantine. Downloads have been suspended, but we'll be back with a new version later in the year! ****


Path Out is 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.  

Features:

  • JRPG based on real events

  • Relive Abdullahs escape from war-torn syria.

  • Unique neo-orchestral electronica music with oriental influences by wobblersound.

  • Meticulously researched pixel art style inspired by classic 16-bit games and Syrian art

  • Video commentary by Abdullah Karam

Path Out is an episodic game. In this very first demo version  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.

Path Out is a collaboration between Abdullah Karam, the developers of Causa Creations, Wobblersound and the Austrian-American graphic designer Brian Maine. 

More infos and media:

http://causacreations.net/press/sheet.php?p=path_out

Supported by Kupf Innovationtopf 2016, the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the city of Salzburg.

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I really liked the idea! Hoping anxious for the next episode.

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Wonderfulf game. There is no need for high end grafics if you have a story to tell. Especially Abdullahs comments are great. Maybe we need more games and stories like these to appreciate all we got in Europe...

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This comment isn't really abot the game, but I was still wondering if you were still living in Turkey. And if so, did you happen to be in Eskisehir yesterday? Because we were in the Esparkk shopping center and I saw someone who looked EXTREMELY like you.

I ended up having a crisis about not being able to ask you right in the middle of a clothing store, so I really need to know.

Full disclosure: the game will eventually show the rest of the trip, crossing the sea and leading through numerous treacherous lands until safety ...

Uh... Is that a yes?

That's a "the journey eventually continued all the way to Austria" ;)

So you were at Eskisehir yesterday, shopping at Espark?? I swear, if I don't know, I'm going to have to live the rest of my life having crisises about not asking.

No :) left Turkey in 2015 ...

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Thank you for the game! It was great. I like the old rpg-style and the music, combined with the serious story. Hope there will be a continuation.

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I actually like this game a lot! It's a shame the developers haven't uploaded it to indiemarket.net the community there would love it :) 

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A "game" that needs to be played by far more people. Especially by those "refugees out" *******.  

I think it would be good if you could go even more into detail in the "why you don't fight for your country" matter, or why you didn't take some other family members with you, because that are the first things  the "anti refugee movement" comes up with. Like some explanation videos when you encounter the different groups the first time, or leave your parents behind. 
And  german Subs would be awesome. :)

Hope to see the finished story here one day , not only because I'm curious, but also hope that this project helps you deal with all the shit you experienced. :)

Thanks for the kind words! You have some good points there and since this is just a demo for now, we'll try to make those points more clear in the next iterations. Other languages and localisation is also a valid point, we hope to have additional funds to get that started soon too.

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I made a German Let's Play... noticing that my english ain't that good ;-) 

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No comments? Huh...

Hi, I really like the game! It's a great concept and executed very nice. Can't wait to play the rest of it. :)

Congrats on First Blood :) 

And thanks for your kind words!!!