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Aug 20, 5:00 PM EDT

Exploring Emotional Experiences Through Gaming

Part of LVL-ing UP

Join Ellie Rhodes and Cornelia Geppert for a discussion on exploring and embracing emotional experiences through gaming. 

Jo-Mei was founded in November 2009 and has spent the last decade working with various leading studios in the games industry. In 2013 they began working on their own projects, the stand out success being the award-winning Sea of Solitude, a gentle game exploring the themes and emotions tied to loneliness.

Cornelia Geppert

An expert in wearing many hats, Cornelia is the CEO, writer, creative & art director at indie studio Jo-Mei games, responsible for the heartfelt Sea Of Solitude. A games industry veteran, she previously worked as a comic artist before finding her true calling in games and founding Jo-Mei.

About LVL-ing UP

Ellie has a background in video games, having worked in marketing, community and events management for the last five years. She is now a full time streamer on Twitch, delivering laughter and mental health support through the medium of games. 

In recent years, she has opened up online about her struggle with chronic depression and anxiety, and helped others find ways to fight their own battles. This has led to her finding some more unconventional coping mechanisms, and becoming an advocate for mental health support in the workplace.

In this 4-week series, Ellie will share her thoughts on the state of emotional wellness in gaming, and bring on leaders in the space who are fighting for the community to be more aware, empathetic and mentally minded.

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