This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-11-21 11:00:00 to 2020-12-21 11:00:00. View 4 entries

ALT CTRL AT HOME  - Le Grand Détournement

Alternative controllers games aka ALT CTRL games refers to video games played with  non-traditional controllers.  Traditional controllers are keyboards, mice, gamepads, touchscreens as well as Wiimotes, PS moves, Kinects, Leap Motions… In short: every controllers built by video games manufacturers, those you can buy, and those generally associated to the idea of video game.  Alternative controllers are the other ones, every other ones, any other ones. Usually, ALT CTRL games are played at events like festivals and art exhibits. But COVID-19 has made the development of this kind of games difficult. Never mind! Let's make some ALT CTRL games playable at home!

Offer players new unique experiences by diverting the way we use standard controllers: keyboard, mice, gamepads or MIDI controllers... come up with your best alternative use  for standard controllers. Express yourself through controller's diversion and détournement

You'll find examples of games featuring alternative uses for standard controllers below.

Learn more about ALT CTRL games: 


GAMEPADS

B.U.T.T.O.N.


Over The River


KEYBOARDS

Trackball Driver Installation Disk


Bang Bang Revolution

Snailed It


GIRP


Guitar Hero III

MIDI CONTROLLERS

MIDI Ball

Push 2


Contre-ciel

SMARTPHONES & TABLETS

Bounden


Fingle

MICE

Mouse Hug


Holy Shit

GL HF!

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A very serious game about learning how to tie a tie while holding your keyboard in an awkward position.
Action
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GIF
The world is upside down, so your mouse might as well be too
Action
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A musical and visual toy: for two minutes, paint a landscape with a tone matrix
GIF
A game to improve your chopstick handling skills
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