Year in Review

Year in Review

Quite a year! A visit to Hamill’s House to uncover the secrets of Thunderful World, a Game Awards pre-show stream, showcases with many amazing developers and games throughout the year, and millions of views!

As the new year gets started, here are highlights from the past year, starting with showcases from just before the break.

MIX Next

Justin Woodward and guest co-host Candace McKenney presented the second annual MIX Next Fall showcase on Nov 13 which shared new gameplay, trailers and announcements for what’s coming up next in gaming!

With over 90 games, the showcase included fresh new gameplay, announcements, spotlights on new game releases, a tasty snack from friends at Wholesome Direct, new game release highlights and much much more!  For any who may have missed it, the full showcase can be viewed here!

MIX Picks

As part of our year end wrap up, we partnered with Twitch to join the Winter Gathering with a pre Game Awards lead in showcase.

Samurai Gunn 2 and Innersloth shared news of a cool new team up for the first time in the MIX Picks Showcase, we presented several first time new game announcements, and Grandma No! (if you didn’t see this, you gotta watch to see what that’s referring too … words wouldn’t suffice!)

Black Voices in Gaming

2021 wrapped up with the eighth Black Voices in Gaming showcase since the series started last summer.  Recent Black Voices in Gaming guest and the Aerial Knight himself Neil Jones guest hosted this showcase, along with first time contributor REDinFamy.

Amazing guests: Tomas Gomez (Slime Heroes), Marc Morisseau (Cold Fortune), Marlowe Ethos (Samurai Zero), SrBilyon Harris (Breeze in the Clouds), Xbox Partner Programs Lead James Lewis and Rocket Ride Business Development Lead Kirk Scott.


Amazing friends and colleagues at Twitch and Steam helped support developers and games from these final showcases of the year on their channels along with amazing sponsors Intel, PlayStation, Humble, tinyBuild, Akupara Games, Assemble Entertainment, Aurora Punks, Critical Reflex, Draw Distance, Goblinz, Graffiti Games, Hypetrain Digital, Modern Wolf, Neon Doctrine, Raw Fury, Whitethorn Games and Razer.

Thunderful World

Along with our own showcases, we work with partners from time to time on custom productions.  Huge highlight: this year’s Thunderful World hosted by iconic legend Mark Hamill!  The full team’s work on this showcase came together very well, with a fun format for world premiere announcements and reveals and new game content.  Full showcase viewable below:

Spring, Summer

For those who missed summaries of last year’s Spring / Summer showcases, here are handy links:

Guerrilla Collective >>

Play for All >>

Game Dev Direct >>

Black History Month >>

Year to come

All in all – amazing year with many amazing games, showcases and new programs.

2022 is looking to even better! The MIX is celebrating 10 years since the very first showcase at IGN’s 2nd Street office during GDC!  We’ll have much fun with this milestone starting very soon.

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in person again soon as onsite events return!

Stay tuned here, our newsletter and social accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for updates!