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Showcasing the Best Use of Alternative Controllers

Co-helmed by veteran indie curator John Polson, the alt.ctrl.GDC exhibit took place from March 23-25, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Returning for a eighth year, alt.ctrl.GDC is one of GDC's most acclaimed community spaces where visitors can play games using alternative controllers and meet the developers behind these uniquely interesting projects.

2022 alt.ctrl.GDC Audience Award Winner

PASTRY PANIC (with cat)

Yong Zhen Zhou

alt.ctrl.GDC Archive

Enjoy this curated playlist of 60+ submission videos showcasing many (but not all) of the remarkable games which have been pitched to alt.ctrl.GDC over the years!

For more information on a specific game, check out the full list of previous alt.ctrl.GDC exhibitors.


Connecting the Global Game Development Community

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