Rami Ismail (ramiismail.com)                             

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Biography

Rami Ismail is the Business & Development Guy at Vlambeer, a Dutch independent game studio known best for Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing, Super Crate Box, LUFTRAUSERS, GUN GODZ, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter & Radical Fishing.

Through his work at Vlambeer, Rami has come to realize that the marketing & business facets of many independent game developers could use some help. As such, he created the free presskit-creation tool presskit() and is working on releasing its first add-on, release().

Believing sharing knowledge openly is the cornerstone of independent development, Rami has spoken on a variety of subjects at dozens of game events around the world, ranging from the Game Developers Conference to Fantastic Arcade & from University seminars to incubator mentorship.

He is a avid opponent of game cloning after Vlambeers Radical Fishing got cloned. He is also a proponent of searching for new, beautiful things in places no-one is looking for them and thus organized Fuck This Jam, a gamejam focused around making a game in a genre you hate. Rami also works closely with the Indie MEGABOOTH team to enable indie studios to showcase at the larger game conventions.

Rami exclusively drinks cane sugar Coca Cola.

 
 
 

On Full Disclosure

Full disclosure: since a large part of what many voices that co-opted GamerGate are asking is full disclosure, so I’d…


RAMI IS CURRENTLY VISITING GERMANY.
YOU CAN REACH HIM AT RAMI@VLAMBEER.COM, , , OR BY CALLING +31 (0) 621206363.

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Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love

Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is a wonderful weird little game. I have no clue what makes it so appealing to me, but for some reason I can’t stop playing. It just calms me down and makes me feel things. I don’t get how it does that, and maybe that’s for the best. There’s some magic here.



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Wuppo!

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Knytt Underground

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