by Joel Couture [03.14.19]
Tied Escape: Curse of Cortez ties two players to chairs, action movie style, then has them escape a devious trap by working together to hit buttons around a room.
by Joel Couture [03.12.19]
ReLeap will have players leaping and sliding through challenging environments by moving a foot pad and pulling/pushing a steel bar.
by Joel Couture [03.07.19]
Cathode MK1 offers games across multiple CRT screens, forcing players to follow the game as it moves from monitor to monitor.
by Staff [03.05.19]
Each of these offbeat alternative controller games has an interesting story behind it, and now's a great time to catch up on them via all these fantastic interviews with the Gamasutra team!
by Joel Couture [03.05.19]
Roambot will have players moving a robot's body around so that they can explore its dreams.
by Joel Couture [02.28.19]
Octopad breaks an NES controller into eight game pads with a single input each, turning single-player games into multiplayer experiences built around communication and collaboration.
by Joel Couture [02.26.19]
Cook Your Way is both a cooking game and an immigration test, turning the act of making food into a way of seeing if a migrant is worth allowing into a country.
by Joel Couture [02.21.19]
HOT SWAP: All Hands On Deck will have two players assembling their controllers as they guide a ship through deadly waters, swapping parts for the varied functions they'll need to survive.
by Joel Couture [02.19.19]
Coal Rush creates competition out of running a train, having players scoop coal, change tracks, and scare wildlife off the tracks with its locomotive controls
by Joel Couture [02.13.19]
Ruins Climber has players rapidly tugging on a circular rope to climb a wall, hopping from side to side to avoid hazards that dangle along their path.
by Joel Couture [02.06.19]
Machinaria is a device that lets players manipulate the emotions of the audience through how they present the news, exploring media's use of similar methods.
by Joel Couture [01.31.19]
A mask allows players to change visual frequencies, seeking hidden viruses they can shoot down with their wristwatch-controlled turret in Continuum Bacterium.
by Joel Couture [01.30.19]
KOO-KOO tasks players with guiding a group of birds through tuning hands and pulling weights on three cuckoo clocks.
by Joel Couture [01.23.19]
Neon Nemesis appears to be a four-player arcade game, but a hidden fifth player will make mayhem for the others using a lair filled with traps and deadly mechanisms.
by Joel Couture [01.16.19]
Guitar Wizards draws a pair of players into a battle of song and light, having them play dueling guitars to launch magical beams at their opponent.
by Joel Couture [01.15.19]
OVERTIME takes a toy basketball and infuses it with the drama of the final moments of a basketball game.
by Joel Couture [01.14.19]
EXTRAREALITY CODEBREAKER has players interacting with sixteen puzzles on different channels of something like an old TV, but finding the answer to those puzzles is just the beginning.
by Joel Couture [01.11.19]
Plünge will have players putting their toilet-plunging skills to work, playing through multiplayer minigames that require they plunge as fast and hard as possible with some real plungers.
by Joel Couture [01.10.19]
HELLCOUCH has players playing with seating arrangements, "performing the sacred butt ritual" in order to free a demon from a couch.
by Joel Couture [01.09.19]
Table44, a table of shimmering colors and song, looks to bring players together through its dazzling light show and accessible design.