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THE MIX Media Indie Exchange

The MIX

The MIX SF

Since being involved with the IGN/Gamespy Indie Open House, we have been working with indies and creating ways to advance the culture. At this year’s GDC we teamed up with Todd Northcutt from IGN and indie evangelist, John Polson to put together an event called THE MIX which stands for Media Indie Exchange.

The event consisted of 30 indies from all over the world that ranged in talent and were producing games in a variety of genres. Curated games were close to completion or under wraps. Individuals from the press were invited to play refreshing, high quality games exclusive to the event.

The press had new games to play and report on if they wished and Developers had chance to share their projects and mingle with press without too many distractions. Another perk was that devs could talk shop among their peers and create new allies.

The MIX LA

With this year’s first GDC Next popping up in SoCal we created the opportunity to throw another MIX showcase. Thanks to Spencer Yip from Siliconera and his wonderful wife Trish who run a start-up mobile game studio called yummyyummytummy we nabbed a dope spot. This time instead of being in SF the setting was beautiful downtown Los Angeles on the roof of the live work lofts at Tenten 1010 Wilshire.

We had around 25 devs including Interabang Entertainment, sponsors, food, dranks and press. It was a great time, location and we got a chance to meet with some new devs and press. It took a lot of work to put together but was worth the effort.

Devs that showed up at MIX LA included:

Doublefine with Broken Age
Magical Time Bean with Escape Goat 2
Lab Zero with Skullgirls
Heart Machine Games with Hyper Light Drifter

More details about the event:

www.mediaindieexchange.com

We will putting together another event for GDC in March and will have in depth postmortem with details about our mistakes, successes and planning events like this in the near future.

 

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