Rami Ismail

Rami Ismail

Rami Ismail is a Dutch-Egyptian independent games & tool developer with over 20 titles across PC, console, web, and mobile.

The co-founder of the influential now-retired indie games studio Vlambeer, Rami worked on award-winning and genre-defining games such as Ridiculous Fishing and Nuclear Throne. His development of tools like the industry-standard dopresskit.com, his prolific & popular public speaking, and highly-regarded consultancy and insights have helped shape industry opportunities for game communities & independent game developers worldwide.

Rami continues to advocate the creation of a fairer and more equal industry for developers anywhere through his work at gamedev.world.

His versatility and work resulted in him receiving a wide range of recognition, including the prestigious Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award, the IndieCade Gamechanger Award, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 nomination.

You can listen to Rami Ismail chat on our Safe Space podcast here, where we discuss the state of the global games industry. We deep dive into the #1ReasonToBe GDC Panel, it’s origins, and why it was so powerful. Rami talks about the powerful games narratives that we just aren’t seeing within games at the moment, and how we need to use the voices of the truly global industry in order to make it a fairer place to exist within.