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Rami Ismail on what a Muslim perspective can add to games

AltChar caught up with Rami Ismail, independent games developer and co-founder of Vlambeer, best known for Nuclear Throne and Ridiculous Fishing, during last week's Reboot Develop conference in Dubrovnik. Rami has some interesting thoughts on how cultural backgrounds can affect a game.

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Hugodastrevas498d ago

Rolling carpets, fishing not drunk and losing wars... Clearly something only an Arab/Muslim can relate.

Clearly no Western Dev could make games like that, such diversity, such multiculturalism, such tolerance!

meka2611498d ago

Or the games can have suicide bombers and throw gays off of building rooftops, this is so damn stupid. I prefer games where religion is made fun of.

spicelicka498d ago

And here folks we see the ignorant and biogeted side of the gaming community.

Talks about homophobia then implies Muslims are suicide bombers lol, nice one.

meka2611497d ago

Don't care what you fuckers say, Islam is a horrible religion, I hate all religions, but most nowadays don't throw people off building for being gay, or have decency police to make sure women are covered up. So no fuck that I don't want religion in my games, bad enough it is stuffed down our throats in major media.

spicelicka497d ago (Edited 497d ago )

Regardless of the problems, it has nothing to with this article wtf are you talking about? You obviously didn't read the article, the guy is talking about cultural influence and he happens to be a Muslim. Can the word "muslim" not be mentioned without people like you being triggered? Ironically your mentality is quite reflective of fundamentalists.

spicelicka497d ago

He miscommunicated his point but your comment is unwarranted. From what i read he's just referring to cultural influence.

Any developer working from their cultural references will show that in the game design. The Witcher 3 was developed by Polish developers and depicts mythology, geography and culture from Northern Europe. Japanese developers clearly show Japanese cultural influence in this game. This developer is only saying his Arab culture is reflecting in his game similarly, simple as that, nothing to do with tolerance.

I love how as soon as the word "Muslim" is mentioned, the comments immediately started throwing around buzzwords like "diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance", "suicide bombers, gays" etc. when none of these words are mentioned in the article.

Hugodastrevas497d ago

"I love how as soon as the word "Muslim" is mentioned, the comments immediately started throwing around buzzwords like "diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance", "suicide bombers, gays" etc. when none of these words are mentioned in the article."

Why do you think that is?

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spicelicka492d ago

@big_dom_strikes_back

Well said, it's quite sad indeed.

Auron498d ago

Add to games? More like remove from games like the symbols and fire temple music in zelda ooc and get kauto chojin pulled from the shelves ect, ect...

Erik7357498d ago

I mean that's the oppressive goverment . You don't have to take a hard look at the world and understand those practices go way beyond a countries religion.

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Dark_Overlord496d ago

Is that perspective screwing over console gamers by taking their money and not fixing the games? If so then no thanks.