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Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Objects in Space
"It’s a bit like we’ve built a mock-up of the consoles from a real space capsule, but instead of mimicking a real one, we built it based on a fake retro sci-fi aesthetic of our own design."
02.12.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Henning Steinbock's Close the Leaks
Close the Leaks (to prevent imminent death) is a four player arcade game that is controlled by stopping the air flowing out of hoses.
02.09.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Jerry Belich's Cylindrus
"Imagine if you took a monitor, curved it into a cylinder, and lowered the resolution by a lot. Now add wireless Wii nunchuk controllers, and move your glowy avatar around with friends!"
02.08.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: The S. Crew's Cryptogram
Cryptogram puts players in a scary situation, making them solve puzzles using a journal, on-screen information, and an entire bookshelf crammed with tomes in order to escape a dangerous presence. 
02.07.17 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Spacebox
Spacebox turns a plain cardboard box into a controller. By playing with the flaps, players can fire weapons or bring up shields. By leaning, they can steer their ship through the cosmos.
02.06.17 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Maximity's U.F.O. Bellies
In U.F.O. Bellies, players wear a life-preserver-like plushie around their midriff. Parts of it are color-coded, and they can rack up points by bumping the correct colors together.
02.05.17 | News | Joel Couture | 1 Number of Comments 
Alt.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Student project Victor the Loser
Victor the Loser is a controller, and a poor sport. If it seems like you're going to win, Victor starts to interfere, waving flags in front of the screen and locking down buttons.
02.02.17 | News | Joel Couture | 1 Number of Comments 
Alt.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Lil Deer's Orpheus Quest
The Laser Lyre, inspired by the antique Greek instrument, is a wooden controller with green laser strings.
02.01.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Super Furry Neon Cat Heads
"Our controller is a cat tower with push sensor pads. The controller is mapped one to one with a model in VR, where the object of the game is to hit the neon colored mice on the beat of the song."
01.31.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Sand Garden
Sand Garden is a sandbox game--literally. It has players sticking their hands in heaps of sand, moving and shaping it to create valleys and mountains to make virtual villagers happy.
01.30.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Gregory Kogos' RotoRing
Gregory Kogos' RotoRing is about avoiding danger, dodging the deadly spots on a pair of LED rings using a rotating knob for movement and a button.
01.29.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: New Arcade's Fear Sphere
Gamasutra spoke with Andrew Genualdi of New Arcade to learn how the Fear Sphere dev team captured and projected the sense of being trapped and afraid.
01.26.17 | News | Joel Couture
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Tomás Henriques' Shape Fitter
Shape Fitter tasks its player with manipulating a 3D object so it fits in a holel. To do so, the player must squish and twist a haptic controller in the form of a metal.
01.25.17 | News | Joel Couture
2017 Independent Games Festival announces Main Competition finalists!
The 2017 Independent Games Festival juries have announced finalists for the world's leading indie games showcase, including games like Inside, Hyper Light Drifter, Event[0] and more.
01.08.17 | News | Staff
Reminder: Less than one month left to register early for GDC 2017
With 3 weeks left until early registration for GDC 2017 ends January 18, conference organizers are encouraging anyone interested in attending to register now at the discounted rate.
12.28.16 | News | Staff
Here's the lineup of games playable at GDC 2017's Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase!
Game Developers Conference 2017 organizers have once again selected 20 great, one-of-a-kind games for next year's alt.ctrl.GDC, an on-site playable exhibit of alternative control schemes and games.
12.20.16 | News | Staff
Here's a look at all the great interactive spaces coming to GDC 2017!
Check out some of the great interactive spaces at the 2017 Game Developers Conference next year, which encompass everything from board games to movie nights to playable retro games & consoles.
12.06.16 | News | Staff
Alt.Ctrl.GDC needs your unique alternative controller games!
The ever-popular ALT.CTRL.GDC is returning for GDC 2017, and seeking submissions until Dec. 2nd for one-of-a-kind game peripherals, contraptions and novelties which enhance game experiences!
09.20.16 | News | Staff
Letter from the IGF Chairperson: Welcome to IGF 2017
As the Independent Games Festival opens for the 19th year, Chairperson Kelly Wallick explains the rules and expectations for this year's big indie game showcase.
07.31.16 | News | Staff
Yuting Su's Octobo: A 21st Century Teddy Ruxpin
Developer Yuting Su’s adorable one-eyed Octobo is something of a Teddy Ruxpin style storytelling cuddlebug that is meant to provide a cute, interactive experience for young, new readers.
03.16.16 | News | Katherine Cross
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Disc Jockey Jockey
"Disc Jockey Jockey is what happened when I tried to involve the player in [radio]," says creator Tim Knowlton. "The game provides the voices and the player puts them on the air."
03.13.16 | News | Alex Wawro
Alt.CTRL.GDC showcase: Little Book
"This VR game places you back in your childhood, when you were trying to read under your duvet with a flashlight. As you progress through the pages, you will be plunged into a frightening world!"
03.13.16 | News | Chris Baker
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Jerrytron's Please Stand By
Game designers Jerry Belich and Victor Thompson have used a classic 1951 Capehart TV to house their touchy-feely�game�Please Stand By. Here, they explain to Gamasutra precisely how -- and why.
03.10.16 | News | Alex Wawro
Alt.CTRL.GDC showcase: Planet Licker
In this game, the controller is a USB gamepad with three popsicles attached to it. Use your tongue to propel your space monster through space, avoiding obstacles and eating planets as you go!
03.10.16 | News | Kris Graft | 1 Number of Comments 
Alt.CTRL.GDC showcase: Triband's Suck My Rainbow
"We found an old vacuum cleaner in a closet. It has a huge appetite, and it only eats rainbows! That was lucky, since we were on the lookout for some kind of alternative game controller to take to GDC."
03.10.16 | News | Kris Graft

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