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Mixels Unite was a fan-created game based on the Mixels franchise that was set to be released on Windows computers for free. The game's development came to a close on October 27, 2020.
Three years after the events of the I-Cubit scam, King Nixel manages to invade and take over Mixopolis with the help of a new power. With the Mixels scattered and Nixels causing havoc across Mixopolis, it's up to one small, monochrome Mixel to set out across Mixopolis to save the planet, take on the Nixel Armada, and unite all Mixel tribes.
It's been three long years since the King Nixel and his army of Nixel minions scammed all of Mixopolis and managed to take over the city, before being stopped by one heroic Mixel...
Times have changed, and despite the period of peace, unity is not something to be found amongst Mixel-kind.
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Shortly after the events of the I-Cubit Scam, the Mixels celebrate their victory as the Weldos tear down the I-Cubit Building, and life in Mixopolis goes on without the Nixel threat. Despite the period of peace, plenty of Mixels have grown apart and do not share the same close, Mixing bonds as before.
Three years later, King Nixel and only a small group of Nixels remain in their underground land. King Nixel has given up on fighting the Mixels and simply spends his days watching TV. One day, he comes across a commercial from Big Boxer Joe and is inspired to start scheming again. A single Rainbow Cubit is discovered among the Nixels' trash, and King Nixel is struck with a plan; reverse engineering a Cubit to allow for Nixels to Mix. The plan succeeds and the Negative Cubit is created, allowing for Nixels to Mix. Major Nixel finally returns to the Nixels, expecting the king to be angry at his absence but is shocked to find King Nixel overjoyed over Nixels Mixing. Major is disgusted by this, but keeps his feelings to himself. The Nixels begin using Ultimate Nixelators to clone their army back to size (all the while creating a new three-eared variant of Nixels) and plot to invade Mixopolis the next day with the power of their own Mixing.
The next day, the Mix Festival takes place on the third anniversary of the Mixels' triumph over the Nixels. Flain notices that several tribes are absent while giving a speech, leaving a sense of awkwardness in the air. He steps aside to allow for Booger to give a speech but the festival is interrupted by the sighting of Nixel forces outside of Mixopolis. The Mixels prepare to fend off the Nixel Armada and succeed at first, overwhelming the swarms of Nixels, but are taken aback by the Nixel Mixes that follow. The sheer amount of Mixes overwhelms even the strongest Maxes and the festival is taken over and almost all attendees are Nixed, becoming the center point of the Nixels' dominance over Mixopolis. The Nixels scatter across Mixopolis to take over the tribal districts as King Nixel begins coming up with ideas of what to do with the city in his grasp.
In the Infernites District of Mixopolis, a monochrome, cycloptic Mixel awakens, not knowing anything about who he is and where he is. He begins setting out only to run into a now Nixed Flain. The two do battle until a yellow cloud Mixel saves the monochrome Mixel and restores Flain's colors with a beam of light. The cloud Mixel introduces himself as Pippy, a messenger of the Maximum Mixel, sent to keep an eye on lost Mixels during the current crisis plaguing Mixopolis and to guide "the lost Mixel". Flain talks to the monochrome Mixel and discovers that he knows almost nothing. Based off of his colors, Flain gives him the nickname "M.C.", standing for "MonoChrome". The two set off to explore the district and find the Lava Lounge being held up by a large, bomb-esque Nixed Mixel. The two do battle with the Mixel, Mix to defeat him and Pippy restores his colors. The Mixel, Fuzer, announces that he did not want to be saved and storms out of the lounge. A news report comes on from a reporter flying overhead that a Nixed Vulk is melting a river of lava towards an Electroids power plant. Before leaving, a reporter Electroid named Save introduces himself, who offers to begin recording their adventure in his journal. Flain and M.C. set out to stop Vulk and manage to free him with the help of Pippy. After a brief reunion between Flain and Vulk, the group manages to uncover a taxi that was trapped under a rock pile. The taxi introduces himself as Tassy and offers to take the group to any place in Mixopolis they need on a whim as a token of gratitude.
Mixels Unite's gameplay draws heavy inspiration from classic role-playing games such as EarthBound. The camera follows the main character, M.C., from overhead. M.C. is controlled using the directional keys and can move in eight directions. Various Mixels are found in locations on the overworld and can be interacted with and spoken to. Some Mixels give quests, while others can only be spoken to. Enemies, such as Nixels, are scattered around the overworld and activate a battle sequence when coming into contact with M.C. The battle system takes heavy inspiration from EarthBound, with your party of Mixels attacking the opponent in turns. Any two Mixels can Mix, although only a select amount have unique battle portraits. A player can escape a battle if it is not a boss encounter, although this will cost them 7 Mucks, which act as the game's currency.
The game was set to be released in nine chapters. Each chapter would have focused on a specific series of Mixels and their locations in Mixopolis. Chapters 1-3 were to include cousin members as playable characters, while Chapters 4-6 were to have more story focus to make up for less playable Mixels.
Development of Mixels Unite began on April 8, 2019 under the codename Mixels Project. Members of the Mixels fandom were brought on to help develop the game, including programmers, artists, writers, and composers. The game's Discord server was created on April 9, 2019, becoming the primary server for the game's development. The earliest development build of the game dates back to April 10, 2019, the same day the project was renamed to Mixels Unite. On April 12, 2019, the first idea of M.C. was conceptualized.
On September 22, 2019, an application form was opened for new people to join the development team after months of slow development. On November 28, 2019, a submission form was opened for users to submit their Mixels OCs as characters to potentially appear in the game. On December 6, 2019, the game's main theme, Unite, was composed.
On August 9, 2020, the game's development entered a hiatus, and on October 27, development came to a close. On December 13, the game's development chat was opened to the public in an archived state.
- This game would have marked the debut of Tapsy and Lewt outside of the Mixels Main Title.
- This would have been the only game to feature all 81 main Mixels as playable characters.
- The game's soundtrack featured numerous remixes and recreations of past themes from various episodes and games.
- This game would have marked the debut of various new characters, such as M.C., Pippy, Big Boxer Joe, Tassy, Save, Venny, Fuzer, Murphy, Anglow and Kabum.
- This would have been the first time a Murp is shown to be unable to split, the Murp being Murphy.
- This game would have introduced the N-Mixel Armada, a group of Mixels sided with the Nixels.
- Various original characters created by people in the Mixels fandom were to be included in the game with permission as NPCs.
- Numerous young Mixels, such as Camillot and Mixadel, were to have updated designs to reflect the three-year time skip that occurs at the beginning of the game.
- Main article: Mixels Unite/Gallery
Sources and References
- The game's website
- The game's Twitter account
- The game's Instagram account
- The game's YouTube channel
- The game's Discord server