Imperial Race is a board game that teaches people indirectly about Iraq’s ancient civilizations. Inspired by the destruction of Iraq’s historical artefacts, Imperial Race aims to inspire a new generation to explore and cherish their cultural inheritance. Players race through an imaginary city, competing to claim the title of king. The city’s layout replicates the dense complex of streets and alleys found in ancient Mesopotamian cities. As in Mesopotamia, the Imperial Race city is designed around a massive ziggurat structure dedicated to worship. As players get nearer to the ziggurat, their strength increases. The project’s gameplay is designed to combine the pace and unpredictability of racing games with the decision-making elements of strategy games.
Durrah Alomar, a 24 years old design graduates from Al Zubair, Iraq. I’ve been living in Jordan due to the conflict in my home country. I’ve studied design and visual communication at GJU in Amman, Jordan. My love for design started in high school. I always thought of it as a fun and interesting method to express myself, but after 5 years of study I became very passionate about it. In my university I got to work in different fields of design that vary from script writing and movie making to product design, packaging, branding and fashion design. What attracts me to this field of study is the idea that as a designer your work could influence people, and each person can relate to your work in a different way. Knowing that people can be united with great concepts makes me want to give the world the best I could.moreInstagram