In this session, Osama Dorias (Game Designer at Warner Brothers / Coordinator of the Video Game Programs at Dawson College / Co-Founder of the Montreal Independent Games Festival) will draw on his professional experience to create cardboard, and video games with his children. Attendees will hear about the lessons that he’s learned from this journey, and will walk away with advice if they wish to make games with or for children.
Osama Dorias is a Senior Game Designer at Warner Brothers Montreal. In the past, he’s worked at Gameloft, GEE Media, Ubisoft, and Minority Media. Osama has taught game and level design at Dawson College where he is now the Coordinator of the Video Game Programs. He loves to empower people in expressing themselves through game making. He especially loves to give a voice to marginalized people and causes. He’s hosted game jams, workshops and other community activities to this end, which has culminated in co-founding the Montreal Independent Games Festival.