Good news, everyone: The 2017 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.
The perennially popular ALT.CTRL.GDC showcase will take place during GDC, from March 1st to March 3rd of next year. The deadline for submissions to the showcase is December 2nd, and organizers welcome all indie-centric one-of-a-kind game peripherals, contraptions, and novelties which enhance game experiences and challenge traditional forms of input.
To get your creative juices flowing, consider that at GDC last year ALT.CTRL.GDC visitors could pick up a phone and discover their true self (with the help of a deranged automated psychiatrist) by playing The Von Neumann Personality Test, lead a flock of migrating birds across North America via an electronic zoetrope, and muck with an authentically reproduce telephone switchboard to play Hello, Operator!
Teams for each chosen submission will be asked to showcase their games to GDC attendees at the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit area on the expo show floor. They'll also receive a pair of All-Access Passes and a pair of Expo Passes, for a total of four free passes to GDC 2017.
Also, for the first time ever, one of the games selected to be part of the GDC 2017 ALT.CTRL.GDC showcase will win the inaugural ALT.CTRL.GDC Award at the IGF ceremony during GDC, with judging taking place on-site.
In exchange for the passes and free exhibit space, teams will be responsible for their own travel and the delivery of their exhibit submission to GDC in San Francisco.
Those interested in participating in ALT.CTRL.GDC should fill out this online form in its entirety. Any questions about the form or the exhibit should be directed to ALT.CTRL.GDC's organizer, John Polson.
This will be the fourth time ALT.CTRL.GDC appears at GDC, and organizers are looking forward to the remarkable outpouring of creativity and ingenuity that has become a hallmark of the interactive exhibit. Organizers are also preparing a host of other exciting interactive exhibits for the upcoming GDC which will be announced in the coming months.
GDC 2017 will itself take place Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. More information about Game Developers Conference 2017 is available via its official website.
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