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Wednesday, July 14 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Arab Voices in Games

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This panel will be a discussion focusing on being Arab/Amazigh/Mena-Indigenous in the video games industry, what it entails and how we can improve representation and inclusion. The aim here is to have several types of profiles (born in the MENA region, descendants from this region, indies, AAA, with a variety of genders, working in North America/Europe/MENA).

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Sarah Makdad

Community Developer, Focus Home Interactive
Sarah works as a community developer at publisher Focus Home Interactive in Paris, France, while also volunteering at Friendship Garden, a non-profit organization cultivating a more inclusive games industry. Sarah was recently honored to be included in the 2021 She Plays Games 1... Read More →

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Nuha Alkadi

Narrative Designer, Ubisoft Toronto
Nuha Alkadi is a Syrian-Canadian narrative designer on Far Cry 6 at Ubisoft Toronto. She is passionate about supporting emerging talent and marginalized game developers through volunteer work with Code Coven, Dames Making Games, Girls Make Games, Youth Fusion, and more. She holds... Read More →
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Son M.

Co-Founder / Studio Director, Perfect Garbage
Son M. is the Co-Funder and Studio Director of Perfect Garbage, as well as a narrative designer for their debut game Love Shore. Their work often strives to feature Arab and/or Muslim characters as leads in genre specific stories.
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Malek Teffaha

Head of Communications and Localization, MENA / Ubisoft
A Lebanese on paper and an Arab at heart, Malek is a typical 80s kid that grew up with love of all things tech and gaming. With over 8 years of experience in the games industry, he has broad knowledge in public relations, digital communication, content marketing, localization, marketing... Read More →
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Rami Ismail

Industry Ambassador, Rami Ismail
Rami Ismail is a Dutch-Egyptian industry ambassador & independent games developer with over 20 titles across PC, console, web, and mobile. His development of tools like the industry-standard dopresskit.com, his prolific & popular public speaking, and highly-regarded consultancy and... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT