Mixtape Revealed At Xbox Games Showcase

Mixtape, the new title from The Artful Escape developers Beethoven & Dinosaur, was announced at the Xbox Games Showcase.

Inspired by coming-of-age movies, the game focuses on a group of high schoolers on their last night of school. Players will journey through a set of vignettes, with the trailer showing off skateboarding, backyard dashing, late-night driving, and floating through fields. It looks like a blast and features a killer soundtrack, including Devo, The Smashing Pumpkins, Roxy Music, Lush, and more.

Mixtape launches in 2025 on Xbox Series X|S, Game Pass, and Steam. More from the developers below:

Three friends embark on one more adventure together on their last night of high school. Play through a mixtape of memories, set to the soundtrack of a generation.

“En route to their final party together, a perfectly curated playlist draws them into dreamlike reenactments of their formative memories. Experience a variety of narrative vignettes exploring the pivotal moments that shaped them. It’s the greatest hit of teenage friendship, from the first kiss to the last dance. Players will immerse themselves in the teenage wasteland by playing through a mixtape of joyful gameplay, from skateboarding and flying to taking photos after hours at an abandoned theme park, hitting baseballs, and putting on a fireworks show from the backseat of a car. It’s the greatest hits of teenage friendship, from the first kiss to the last dance.

From Beethoven & Dinosaur, developers of BAFTA award-winning game The Artful EscapeMixtape draws inspiration from classic coming-of-age movies, bringing together nostalgic aimlessness, mischief, music, the highs and lows of adolescence, and the bittersweet feelings brought about by growth, transformation, and moving on.

Featuring music from DEVO, Roxy Music, Lush, The Smashing Pumpkins, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, and many more.

Skate. Party. Avoid the law.

Make out. Sneak out. Hang out.”