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Get to grips with Alt.Ctrl.GDC's unique controllers in these dev Q&As!
Funky games with even funkier controllers! Find out all about this year's Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase by checking out these developer interviews.
02.28.18 | News | Gamasutra Staff
Don't miss these insightful interviews with 2019's alt.ctrl.GDC devs!
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!
03.04.19 | News | Staff
Submit your quirky, offbeat controller games for Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2020!
Got a cool game that's played with a unique, offbeat controller? Submit it now for Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2020, the seventh annual showcase of games with one-of-a-kind peripherals, contraptions, and novelties!
09.12.19 | News | Staff
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Inspirations: First-ever Alt.Ctrl.GDC award winner Fear Sphere!
Submissions for the popular Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase at GDC 2019 close a week from next Friday, so now's the time to submit your weird, offbeat controller prototypes! To inspire you, here we profile
11.13.18 | News | Staff
Catch up on all these great interviews with 2019 alt.ctrl.GDC participants!
The story behind each of these unique games is fascinating, and the Gamasutra team have been publishing a series of interviews with this year's alt.ctrl.GDC participants that are well worth reading!
02.04.19 | News | Staff
Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase: Killigan Industries' Operator
"It's a game in which players use a touchtone telephone to connect with a customer support line to simulate the convenience and fun of navigating an automated phone menu for several minutes at work."
03.09.16 | News | John Bridgman
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 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: Spooky Elephant's Disruption
Spooky Elephant's Disruption takes players in and out of the digital world at Alt.CTRL.GDC, combining 2 games into 1 asymmetrical challenge.
03.08.16 | News | Bryant Francis
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
Got a unique alternative controller game? Submit it to Alt.Ctrl.GDC now!
Organizers of the 2019 Game Developers Conference have once again issued a call for submissions to Alt.Ctrl.GDC, the popular on-site showcase that highlights unique control methods for playing games!
09.26.18 | News | Staff
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: 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
Alt.CTRL.GDC showcase: Minds N Hands' The Wiz
WIZ is a transformable, reconfigurable Bluetooth-connected controller that gives players the option to have tactile and gesture controls on platforms like the mobile and PC."
03.08.16 | News | Chris Baker | 2 Number of Comments 
Alt.Ctrl.GDC Inspirations: Neon Nemesis, the arcade cabinet with a twist
Neon Nemesis is a remarkable feat of engineering and a one-of-a-kind arcade game, one that hopefully inspires more game devs to think outside the box and submit a project for Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2020!
10.03.19 | News | Staff
Alt.Ctrl.GDC needs your unique alternative controller games!
The 2018 Game Developers Conference has opened a call for submissions to ALT.CTRL.GDC, that popular on-site special exhibit which highlights unique control methods for playing games!
09.21.17 | 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
Check out this lineup of exciting interactive spaces at GDC 2016
Don't miss some of the highlights of the Game Developers Conference 2016 show floors this year, including a tabletop game showcase, the Indie MEGABOOTH and the alt.ctrl.GDC alternative controller exhibit.
01.12.16 | News | Staff
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: Genualdi, Lam, and Yi's Crank Tank
"Instead of moving around a joystick to drive a tank, players have to actually turn the tank's treads using a pair large hand cranks made out of 3/4'' Baltic birch wood."
02.25.16 | News | Chris Baker | 2 Number of Comments 
Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase: OnlySlightly's The Von Neumann Personality Test
Inspired by personality tests, 1-900 number psychics, and his own experiences with conversion therapy, Matt Hudgins came up with a game that's played via an old-school corded phone and a CRT TV.
02.10.16 | News | Bryant Francis
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: Baumgarten & Autio's Rotator
"Our controller is three big motorized steering wheels. The idea is to experiment with different ways the wheels can work -- maintain constant motion, reverse directions, wind up a spring, and so on."
03.06.16 | News | Chris Baker
Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase: Sensible Object's Fabulous Beasts
"Fabulous Beasts is a co-op game in which you build a tower of beast-shaped pieces on your tabletop. As you stack each one, it pops into a fabulous world on a connected tablet or smartphone."
02.22.16 | News | Bryant Francis

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