Rami Ismail (ramiismail.com)                             

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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 side projects such as distribute() and gamedev.world.

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 Vlambeer's 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 worked closely with the Indie MEGABOOTH team to enable indie studios to showcase at the larger game conventions, runs the #1reasontobe panel at GDC, and helps as an advisor on events such as Devcom, Train Jam, PocketGamer, and NASSCOM GDC.

Rami has received several awards and recognitions for his work promoting game development around the world, including the IndieCade Game Changer award for the decennial jubileum of the festival.



I randomly call… Mike Bithell

It probably is no secret that I’m a big fan of Mike Bithell‘s 2012, 2013 and 2014 release Thomas Was Alone. This tweet happened earlier today.

So I recorded a 1.5 hour chat with Mike Bithell live on Twitch and this is what came out of that.

I plan to do these occasionally, calling someone in the industry without too much warning, to record a chat for an hour and a half about life, video games, inspiration, creativity, media, politics, activism, books, cuisine and whatever else is on their mind. There’s no format except for 10 minutes of Q&A at the end, followed by 1 minute of rapid-fire Q&A and me asking the guest who I should call next. Each of these episodes is livestreamed over at my Twitch channel when I record them – so do follow me there if you want to catch these live.