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ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Our Sutured City
Our Sutured City holds a story within a woven tapestry, having players touch places within the art to progress through a point & click-like game.
04.02.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Red Planet Games' Vincere
Vincere is a competitive chariot racing game, where players must lean in their chariot and pull on the reins to overcome the opponent beside them.
04.01.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Hug Machine
Hug Machine takes players to a distant future where humanity is learning how to hug again, using a convenient person-shaped machine to practice their hugging techniques.
03.31.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: People of the Moon
People of the Moon puts two players on teeter totters that guide a ship through the night sky, using both of their movements to capture the lights that glimmer in the dark.
03.30.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Far Away Cage
Far Away Cage has players crawling through the guts of a spaceship, seeking control panels they can use to find information they need to avoid an alien that stalking the ducts.
03.29.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: The Unfathomed Voyager
The Unfathomed Voyager puts three players in charge of controlling a malfunctioning submarine, using a variety of wild, wacky inputs to keep it moving.
03.26.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Pat Pat Please!
Pat Pat Please! gives players a plush puppy to care for, asking them to love, pat, and talk to it to earn its affection.
03.25.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Wizard's Warehouse: The Magick of Retail
Wizard's Warehouse: The Magick of Retail is an adventure in fantasy sales, having players scan armor, weapons, and potions for wizards and warriors.
03.24.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: MAD - Mutually Assisted Destruction
MAD - Mutually Assisted Destruction has players acting as the crew of an aircraft striving to take out bombers, each using unique information to communicate enemy attacks.
03.23.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Chapeland, Iakouchev, Giuliani, & Six's Plug-Plug
Plug-Plug gives players a controller with pieces they can attach, allowing them to use the varied parts to create a custom cute tank to play with.
03.19.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Neck 'n' Neck
Neck 'n' Neck sees a pair of players stretching and contracting a giraffe's neck to avoid obstacles, racing towards the finish line while riding stuffed animals.
02.26.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Mouse & the Billionaire's Buy! Sell!
Buy! Sell! puts players in the complex world of a (satirical) New York Stock Exchange, using their phones to buy or sell stock in order to rake in those profits.
02.25.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Geeky Panda Studios' Ready? Set. Haiya!
Ready? Set. Haiya! has players striking a martial arts dummy in just the right places, attacking in rhythm-based combat to beat their opponents.
02.24.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Wataru Nakano x MIYAZAWORKS' The Sword and Bruce and Box
The Sword tasks players with guessing weights to correctly (and heroically) pull a sword from the stone, and Bruce and Box needs them to hide and keep themselves covered up with a box.
02.20.20 | News | Joel Couture
Don't miss all these insightful interviews with alt.ctrl.GDC 2020 devs!
From a sword in a stone to a game of competitive potion-brewing, each of these one-of-a-kind alt.ctrl.GDC 2020 games has a remarkable origin story -- read all about 'em in these Gamasutra interviews!
02.20.20 | News | Staff
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Cursed!
Cursed! is a game of competitive magic potion making, with players battling for the spellbook and cauldron in order to cure themselves of some nasty afflictions.
02.19.20 | News | Joel Couture | 1 Number of Comments 
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Milk! That! Cow!
Milk! That! Cow! is a ridiculous cow-milking showdown where players need to pull udders to tap buttons, filling up a bucket which another player must collect the milk in. 
02.18.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Guilty Smells
Guilty Smells tests players' sense of smell, having them act as a food-sniffing dog seeking to hunt down those "guilty" of bringing foreign influences into American life.
02.12.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Ozone
Ozone puts a pair of players in gas masks, tasking them with communicating problems about their partner's breathing apparatus without being able to speak.
02.11.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Kaleida
Kaleida tasks players with shooting down incoming ships, but does so through turning the universe with a crystalline controller that feels right out of an alien starship.
02.06.20 | News | Joel Couture
ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Twined
Twined tasks players with working together to jump higher and higher while they're tied together, using communication and separate sliders to reach new heights.
02.05.20 | News | Joel Couture
Check out the 20+ unique games you'll play at GDC 2020's alt.ctrl.GDC showcase!
One of these games will win the alt.ctrl.GDC Award -- which includes a $2,000 prize plus a special trophy -- at the IGF ceremony during GDC, with judging taking place on-site!
12.11.19 | News | Staff
Friday is your last day to submit unique controller games to Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2020!
Just a quick update today that if you're interested in submitting your game to the 2020 Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase, you'd better hurry: the deadline for submissions is this Friday, November 29th!
11.26.19 | News | Staff
Check out this highlight reel of remarkable games submitted to Alt.Ctrl.GDC
Want to see some inspired game design? Organizers have collected 60+ Alt.Ctrl.GDC videos showcasing many of the zany creations pitched to GDC's alternative controller game showcase over the years.
11.05.19 | News | Staff
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Inspirations: The innovative and luminous Guitar Wizards
Got a great idea for a game played with a unique controller? You've got just four weeks left to submit it to the 7th annual Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase at GDC 2020, a premier place to show off your work!
10.31.19 | News | Staff

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