We've been busy bees during this second quarter of the year! The Restitched roadmap is still continuously being worked through, and we're excited to see the game continue to develop after months of hard work. We can't wait to share more when it's ready!
We've made several changes to the Trixel Creative platform lately, and we're now evolving our 'Restitched Roadmap Recap' posts into these general Trixel Creative recap posts - so we can better cover the changes across our platforms!
Whereas we usually work on our website via desktop, we are aware that a large portion of our traffic comes from mobile platforms. You may notice that slight optimisations to the mobile site have been made recently. We've been working around elements in our site viewer to provide a better viewing experience to everyone, no matter the device! You may notice more changes in the future as we continue to carry out these optimisations.
We've also begun to sunset a lot of our UGC-based pages and assets. You will no longer be able to view our previous projects from UGC-based titles via the site's navigation bar. You will, however, still be able to find our previous projects' site pages by searching via the site footer, or via a search engine. You'll also see gradual changes to the 'About Us' page as we continue to better define who we are.
As a result of these changes, we've refreshed our Navigation bar to be more intuitive and easy-to-navigate, with fewer drop-down menus.
These changes include:
We've also added nationalities to the 'Our Team' page to better define how diverse our incredible team is. You'll find a variety of flags on the page beside each team member's name, showing where they originated from or are currently located at.
We are extremely happy to announce the return of our community-led, UGC-oriented livestream event, Tri-Expo, for its fifth year!
Our 2019 stream was a huge success for the event with thousands of concurrent viewers and spotlights from both Media Molecule and LittleBigPlanet, cementing the livestream's place in the UGC-gaming landscape. We couldn't be prouder of where Tri-Expo stands today - so we're going to make sure Tri-Expo 2020 is the biggest and best yet!
What is Tri-Expo?
Tri-Expo initally began as an annual event for Trixel Creative to announce our own upcoming projects in the LittleBigPlanet series. However, as time progressed the event became more community-focused. Now, the event is focused entirely on the community and their creations in UGC games - and not just LittleBigPlanet! We like to think of the event as an "E3 for UGC projects".
When is Tri-Expo 2020?
Tri-Expo 2020 will be taking place on December 12, 2020 at 7pm UTC!
What's new for 2020?
Previous Tri-Expo events have been streamed via Twitch, but this year we will be livestreaming the event as a YouTube Premiere. This is being done for various reasons, not least for the assured quality of the premiere feature.
Additionally, while in previous events we have focused on submissions from LittleBigPlanet and Dreams, this year we are also actively branching out into other UGC game communities and independent publications as well. If you have your own UGC content for any game (such as Minecraft or The Sims, for example) - or you're creating your very own game - then we'd love for you to submit a Spotlight Request!
Unlike previous years in which the submissions were mixed, these different platforms will be bundled separately, meaning there will be a 'LittleBigPlanet' section, a 'Dreams' section, and so on. These separate sections will also be individually uploaded as YouTube Premieres. This means that, if you wanted to, you could simply turn on notifications for the segments you are interested in. More information on which segments will take place will be revealed as we begin to receive Spotlight Requests.
This year we are also announcing the premiere of Tri-Extra. Tri-Extra will focus on gameplay demos, announcements, giveaways, Q&As, and audience interactivity. As a result, the main Tri-Expo stream will focus on shorter teasers and trailers. Tri-Extra will be treated as another 'segment' of the stream, meaning it will be in the main livestream event as well as its own separate premiere. You can feature your submission as both a trailer for the main event and a gameplay demo for Tri-Extra if you desire.
How can I submit a Spotlight Request?
A Spotlight Request is a form that you can fill out if you'd like to be featured during the Tri-Expo 2020 event. To view the Spotlight Request form, simply click the button below.
The deadlines for submissions is November 26, 2020. We will not be accepting submissions after that date, even if you submit a Spotlight Request registering you interest before then.
See you there!
That's all for now! We hope to see your submissions for Tri-Expo 2020 soon!
- The Trixel Creative team.