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Session Name: Fair Play Summit: Why Care About Wholesome Games Anyway?
Speaker(s): Matthew Taylor, James Tillman, Victoria Tran, Jenny Windom
Company Name(s): Wholesome Games, Catch & Release, LLC, Innersloth, Kepler Interactive
Track / Format: Fair Play Summit

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Overview: It's no secret there has been a noticeable rise in visibility for "wholesome" gamesgames with non-violent, often inclusive, themes and mechanics. Titles such as Unpacking, A Short Hike, and Ooblets are just some examples of games that have hit a level of popularity, rivaling their more violent counterparts. However, whether it's been content creators, development, discourse, showcases, events, or exploration of cozy games: What are some of the actual numbers behind this rise, and why does it matter? Using information gathered by the creators of Wholesome Games, this panel explores the viability of wholesome gamestheir business, impact, and meaning for the industry and beyond.

Game Developers Conference 2023

Matthew Taylor

Wholesome Games

James Tillman

Catch & Release, LLC

Victoria Tran


Jenny Windom

Kepler Interactive

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Fair Play Summit