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Aug 06, 5:00 PM EDT

The Wholesome Gaming Revolution

Part of LVL-ing UP

Hosted by Ellie Rhodes

Tune in to hear a discussion on the wholesome gaming revolution with Ellie Rhodes, and the  Wholesome Games team.

Wholesome Games is a collective with one goal: highlighting cute, friendly, compassionate, cozy video games designed to brighten your day.


James Tillman (he/him) is the Co-Founder of Wholesome Games. He considers himself very lucky to be surrounded by cool games and kind people. James is currently working on Rolling Hills: Make Sushi, Make Friends, a game about small town life and lifting each other up. He is partially responsible for the 2020 tofu shortage.

Jenny Windom (she/her) is the Community Developer at Rose City Games (The World Next Door, Floppy Knights, Garden Story). In addition to contributing to Intelligame, a community that focuses on the intersection of lived experiences and the games we play, Jenny also creates content on Youtube and Twitch highlighting indie games and the people who make them. She has a passion in discussing wholesome games and their significance in the industry, and will gladly talk your ears off about the topic. The quickest way to her heart? K-pop dances and sprinkle doughnuts.  

Aurel d'Agostino (they/them) is an autistic artist and game developer. They help run Wholesome Games and are currently working on Sylvan Meadows, a game about keeping a small village running. Aurel has a number of special interests centered around games and enjoys using that to other people's benefit


About Ellie Rhodes

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.

Find Ellie on Twitter and Twitch at @elliejoypanic.

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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