A refugee who fled the Syrian civil war and became a games developer has been denied access to the UK just days before he would potentially pick up an award.
Abdullah Karam is the co-creator and artist for Path Out, an autobiographical adventure game that tells the story of his journey away from his home nation back in 2014. Karam currently lives in Austria with a permanent residence permit, where he works on the game as an employee of local studio Causa Creations.
The first episode of Path Out has been made available for free via Steam and Itch.io, and is shortlisted for the Indie Prize award - due to take place alongside Casual Connect Europe in London this week.
Karam's status as a recognised refugee in Austria has already enabled him to travel to various countries in the Schengen area, but after receiving news of the Indie Prize nomination, he learned that he required a visa to travel to the UK capital.
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