Want a great chance to show your game to the media and indie game community? Well, you’re in luck because it so happens we can make that happen. We have 4 slots available in The MIX 2016, and we’re looking for the next indie game that will get people talking. The 5th MIX showcase is happening March 14th from 7pm till late at the IGN headquarters, 625 2nd Street in San Francisco.
What do you have to do to get in on this you ask? Easy, send your game to me. Okay, there’s a little more to it than that but not much. Submit your game and be ready to demo it on an Amazon device like the Fire tablet or Fire TV. For more details, including how to submit your game for consideration, read on.
Back in 2012 I attended the very first MIX event and felt like the proverbial kid in a candy store. I stepped out of the elevator and found the IGN offices transformed into an indie game party. Games were setup on tables in different rooms and people wandered around having a drink, playing, and casually chatting with the developers. I thought to myself, “this, yes,” and immediately joined in.
That past version of me would be pretty chuffed right to hear that now I get to help bring games to the party. That’s where you come in. As part of our commitment to see the indie game community thrive we partnered up with The MIX this year. This presents a fantastic opportunity to get your game out there. Previous years have seen games like Axiom Verge, Drift Stage, Nova-111, Affordable Space Adventures, and TowerFall [these will all link out their respective studio sites as they are respected indie successes]. Your game could be the next on that list!
Right, so, how do you take a shot? First things first, let’s talk about what your game should look like to be ready for The MIX. It does not need to be in release final state by any means; however, it does need to show off its creative direction and most importantly, play well. Does that mean alpha, beta, something else? That answer depends more on how your team aligns to these milestones.
If your project passes the bar then the only remaining question is, can you put together a Fire OS build? It can be a controller based game for TV to run on Fire TV or touch based on the Fire tablet. If your game works in android, then you’re as good as set and likewise, if you happen to be working in Unity, it should be cake. And we’ve got great resources on our developer site to help you along the way.
There you go! Email me your pitch at firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce your project and we’ll go from there. A video of the gaming working is preferred. Want to learn more? Check out highlights of The MIX 2015.