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Submit Your Cool, Innovative Controller for 10th Annual alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase

GDC knows the key to success in this industry is to think creatively—and there's no better example than alt.ctrl.GDC. Submissions are now open for the 10th annual alternative controller exhibition, happening only at GDC 2024!

Click here to submit your alt controller to alt.ctrl.GDC!

The alt.ctrl.GDC showcase is celebrating its 10th year of highlighting unique, offbeat, and innovative controllers at the Game Developers Conference. Visitors can come into this collaborative community space to play video games using alternative controllers and meet the developers behind these projects. 

This exciting GDC exhibit is being co-helmed by veteran indie curator John Polson. GDC welcomes submissions of one-of-a-kind game peripherals, contraptions, and novelties that enhance game experiences, challenge our expectations, and encourage sustainability and accessibility.

Last year, alt.ctrl.GDC featured controllers made out of shopping carts, toasters, pieces of cloth, and more. There was even a giant bowler hat! We can't wait to see what creative alt controllers devs submit for 2024. If you're looking for inspiration, head here for our archive of previous exhibitors. 

The deadline to submit is Friday, December 8, 2023 at 11:59pm PT, and you can apply directly here. There's no cost to apply.

If your entry is chosen, your team will be asked to showcase their product to GDC attendees at the alt.ctrl.GDC exhibit area. You'll also receive two All Access (or equivalent) passes and two Expo (or equivalent) passes to GDC 2024, equaling four total passes for the event. 

The alt.ctrl.GDC showcase takes place March 20 to March 22, 2024, during the final three days of GDC 2024 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. For more information, including how to submit, visit alt.ctrl.GDC's website. You're also welcome to contact John Polson via email with any additional questions. 

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