This year’s GDC week was the fullest, most impactful yet for indie games showcased with The MIX!
We had our big annual showcase event Monday night, with over 50 games, press and industry guests.
Jenny Windom hosted the evening’s live stream, which Twitch promoted on their home page.
GameSpot ran a preview stream earlier in the day on their home page, which has also become an excellent annual tradition! Host Michael Higham shared playthroughs for 6 amazing games.
Best of The MIX
Judges Anya Combs from Kickstarter, Matt Fini from Discord and Scott Reismanis from indiedb selected Paper Cult’s Bloodroots as their Best of The MIX top pick and MorbidWare’s Textorcist as runner up.
Guests at the event submitted ballots for two additional winners: House House’s Untitled Goose as their top pick and CatBean Games’ Calico as runner up.
Thanks to PlayStation, [email protected], Oculus, Astro, Limited Run and AVer Media for contributing amazing prizes for Best of The MIX winners.
More info on Best of The MIX winners here.
Event attendees included editorial folks from IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer, PC World, Forbes, NBC Bay Area, Variety, Polygon, Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, Ars Technica, Escapist, Destructoid, Monstervine, Hardcore Gamer, Dual Shockers, GamesBeat, PC Games N, Kinda Funny, Yogscast, Tom’s Guide, US Gamer, Shacknews, Nintendo World Report, Random Nintendo, Upload VR, Gamezebo, Droid Gamers and GameReactor.
Industry guests from PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Google, Intel, Amazon, Oculus, Discord, Kickstarter, Epic, Unity, Indie Fund, Razer, Nvidia, CAA, Global Game Jam, numerous publishers and more also came to the event.
Thanks to the generous sponsors who help make MIX events possible! IGN, Oculus, PlayStation, Limited Run, Tripwire, Games from Quebec, [email protected], Head Up, Noodlecake, Alienware, Astro, AVer Media, Taylor & Francis, Guayaki, Kickstarter, Razer and Republic of Gamers.
Our team helped with presenting a second live stream featuring 7 additional games, streamed from Twitch’s production studio, and also posted to their home page! Jenny brought her hosting talents to this stream as well.
The MIX partnered with the Taipei Game Developer’s Forum, the Bit Summit team and IGN to present 20 games from Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, China, and the Philippines in our first time Asian Gaming Showcase!
Thanks also to Coconut Island and Unties for helping to support the event, as well as Alienware, Asus Republic of Gamers and Guayaki.
What’s a Raw MIX?
GDC MIX wound down with a festive party co-hosted by The MIX and Raw Fury, with food and drinks sponsored by NZXT! Fajitas, music, Rawtinis, MIX-ed drinks – and spatulas!