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Elliott Iannello

A born and raised Appalachian, Elliott is a software engineer by day and wannabe game designer by night. A WVU alumni, he co-founded Parable Game Studios in 2016 with a mission to create small and meaningful digital experiences and to use game design as a teaching mechanism for youth in his area. When not working or playing video games, he enjoys running, strumming the guitar, and reading. Elliott is also a big fan of Star Wars puns.

The Art of Learning From Failure in Hades

Failure can be frustrating in the moment, especially when mentors let us walk into it. Hades shows how it can be used to ensure that lessons learned last.

What is an Honorable Life? Grappling with Ghost of Tsushima’s Samurai Code

What do you do when your beliefs conflict with your conscience?

The Power of Neighborliness: Why Joker Needs Fred Rogers

A comparison of Todd Phillip's take on Joker and Mr. Rogers, reveals the danger of loneliness and the power neighborliness to change our narrative.

Justice and Vengeance in Destiny 2: Forsaken

Destiny 2: Forsaken has Elliott thinking about when justice becomes vengeance and the difference between the two.