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Humans of Gaming 123 | Osama Dorias of For Honor on Muslim Representation

Osama Dorias, Senior Game Designer at WB Montreal, joins Drew Dixon to talk about his history in game design including a musing on the fluidity of the designer and artist role in gaming. Dorias also talks about the vulnerability experienced when a designer takes their pitch “upstairs” to sell the team on their idea.

The second half of the show explores Osama’s early years being born in Iraq and his youth in Canada. The eldest of 8 children, Dorias is an Orthodox Muslim with Shia parents with Catholic in-laws with children learning about the traditions of their respective families. The discussion concludes with his efforts for more relatable and honest depiction of Muslim representation of characters in gaming that go beyond the tired stereotype of the “terrorist”.

Osama Dorias on Twitter / Web





Episode Hosts

Drew Dixon
Co-founder | Chief Content Nerd
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the '90s, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audiobooks and podcast production services.

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