ETAO PODCAST, EPISODE 129.

Osama Dorias’ career stretches back to the pre-iPhone days of mobile gaming, and on through a great many shifts in the industry—including shift he’s been an instrumental part of, like improving Muslim repression in games and the teams that make them. (It’s often two steps forward, one step back, as he says in this interview). He recent left WB Games after finishing up his work as Lead Designer on Gotham Knights, and while he emphatically cannot talk about that game just yet, this moment offered a great opportunity to talk to him about lots else.

You can follow Osama on Twitter, and listen to The Habibis wherever pods be cast.

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• Here’s Osama’s GDC talk about Muslim representation.

The Video Game History Hour is definitely one of our favorite podcasts. Their recent episode about different forms of preservation is what I had in mind while talking to Osama.

Here’s a decent summary of the DAO that bought a copy of the preproduction book for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unmade Dune film. If that sentence only confused you more, which would be more than understandable, then here’s a documentary about said unmade film, and here’s an explanation of what DAOs (or Digital Autonomous Organizations) even are.

• And here’s the story of that unauthorized id Software PC port of Super Mario Bros. 3 coming to light. (That Video Game History Hour episode linked above touches on it a bit as well).

The Nice Games Podcast also recently reposted their interview with Osama, which is almost entirely about making games with his kids.

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“All The People Say (Season 5)” by Carpe Demon.
“Té Para Dos” by Irving Ceasar and Vincent Youmans, performed by Richard Himber and the Studebaker Champion Orchestra, featuring Joey Nash.
“Tea Time” by George Schwartz, performed by the Ray Linn Orchestra.

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