Visit alt.ctrl.GDC to see a showcase of alternative control schemes and interactions in games. Returning for a sixth year in 2019, alt.ctrl.GDC is one of GDC's most acclaimed interactive spaces where you can play games using alternative controllers and meet the developers.

Co-helmed by veteran indie curator John Polson, the alt.ctrl.GDC exhibit will take place from March 20-22, 2019 in the GDC Expo. If you'd like a flavor of the previous year's showcases, check out this Verge article and PC Gamer article from GDC 2018.

Key dates for alt.ctrl.GDC are listed below. You can submit to alt.ctrl.GDC 2019 here. Any questions can be directed toward John Polson.

September 25, 2018Submissions for alt.ctrl.GDC open
November 30, 2018Submissions for alt.ctrl.GDC close
Mid-December, 2018alt.ctrl.GDC exhibitors announced
March 20 - 22, 2019alt.ctrl.GDC showcase at GDC

alt.ctrl.GDC Award

For the third year alt.ctrl.GDC will award $3,000 to to the most engaging, intriguing, and well-executed game using unconventional, accessible or alternative physical controls entered into the alt.ctrl.GDC showcase. The award will be given out at the 2019 Independent Games Festival Ceremony held on Wednesday evening March 20, 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

(Please note, if you submit to the IGF you must also submit separately to alt.ctrl.GDC to be considered for the alt.ctrl.GDC Award – the finalists and winner for this award will be selected from the participants of the alt.ctrl.GDC showcase, so please enter via that method.)

GDC 2018 alt ctrl GDC Trailer




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