A Case for Cozy: Why We Need Wholesome Games

The idea of playing *wholesome* and cozy video games has become more prominent and, dare we say, kinda cool? From Animal Crossing to Calico, from Untitled Goose Game to Kind Words, an increasing number of titles allow players to take a break, relax, and enjoy a gentler side of life, as well as provide more opportunities for inclusivity within the gaming community. Let’s get comfy and discuss why wholesome games are an upcoming force in the industry, share examples of our favorites, and discuss why we shouldn’t hide the fact we want kinder, gentler titles to enjoy!


Jenny Windom [Community Developer, Rose City Games], Josh Boykin [Founder, Intelligame], Leanne Bradbury [Community Manager, Brace Yourself Games], Kells Tate [Founder, Peachy Keen Games]