* Path out *
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 Role Play Game, Path Out is a tale full of surprises, challenges and paradoxical humour, giving insight in this real-life adventure, on which Abdullah comments through youtube-style videos in the game.
From a bird’s-eye view, Karam can be steered through war-drawn Syria in the game “Path Out”. The danger is ubiquitous: the ground is mined, there are neighbours who write reports to the government. The war shows itself on a small scale, not in martial battle images. “I’ve known this tree my whole life. Now he’s dead,” says Karam in the game as he passes a burnt tree.
More information on the game is available here.