E3 2018 MIX Highlights

In his E3 recap from Daily Variety, Peter Clark describes The MIX well:

“Most of the video game industry’s largest show of the year takes place on the Los Angeles Convention Center show floor and in various meeting rooms. But every year, the gravity of the show also draws many smaller indie developers and their games to downtown LA. One annual show that gives these efforts their place to shine is the Media Indie Exchange. There, indie devs get put in the spotlight and you never know what you’ll find.  I was lucky enough to see many interesting games at this year’s MIX.”

For the fifth year, The MIX helped showcase a diverse group of games from established indie publishers and new dev teams alike.

Full game line up here.

Best of The MIX

Our E3 week event had Spawn on Me’s Khalief Adams as a guest judge, along with indie games artist David Hellman.

Judge’s Top Pick

Overwhelm – an action-horror-world where enemies get power-ups and you don’t

Judge’s Runner Up

Black Future 88 – a bold and wildly exciting dungeon crawler where you climb a procedural tower in an alternate version of 1988 to kill its insane owner. Then do it again, and again.

Guest’s Picks

Guest’s at the event submitted ballots for game selections – which resulted in a tie!

The King’s Bird – an artistic, momentum-based game that seamlessly combines precision-platforming with physics-based gliding

Ooblets – creature collection and farming

Posts about Games at The MIX

Along with the Daily Variety article mentioned above, many outlets posted about games from The MIX.

Our team periodically works with media to help with game coverage, including this feature from GameSpot and these three games on Twitch!

We also helped arrange for a live stream directly from the event posted to our Twitch channel.

IGN, GameInformer, Game Reactor, TechRaptor and more posted about games they played at The MIX.

Additional coverage highlights:

Daily Variety | GameSpot | IGN | GameInformer | GameReactor | TechRaptor | MonsterVine | RPGamer |

Operation RainfallController Crusade | Thumbsticks | PC Gaming Enthusiast | Indie Ranger

Guests

Journalists at this year’s event included folks from IGN, GameSpot, Game Informer, Kotaku, PC Gamer, PC Magazine, Rock Paper Shotgun, Ars Technica, Daily Variety, The Verge, Buzzfeed, Shacknews, RPGamer, Dual Shockers, Game Reactor, Operation Rainfall, TechRaptor, The Koalition, MonsterVine, Thumbsticks, Controller Crusade, PC Gaming Enthusiast, Indie Games Searchlight, Indie Ranger and more!  Additional industry guests came out from PlayStation, Nintendo, Amazon, Kickstarter, Intel, Kongregate and a number of different game publishers.

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