Based in Karlsruhe
02. November 2017
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. 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. In this first leg of Abdullah's journey, he 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. The players follow Abdullah's path, getting to know his life, family and surrounding in a narrative adventure that also contains numerous quests and challenges that are based on real events. The game play closely follows narrative classics like To The Moon, adding the bitter flavor of the Syrian war, the violence by soldiers and rebels that the players have to escape and the murderous minefield that have to be navigated during the escape.
Path Out is a collaboration between Abdullah Karam, the developers of Causa Creations, Wobblersound and the Austrian-American graphic designer Brian Main. The project started as a chance encounter between Abdullah and Causa’s Georg Hobmeier who met more or less by accident in Salzburg in the Fall of 2015. After securing funding for a prototype through various art grants, they commenced working on it in late 2016. The game is available on both Steam and itch.io for free.
- autobiographical adventure based on real events
- Relive Abdullah's 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
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Path Out Credits
Writer, Game Designer, Causa Creations
Scripting, Causa Creations