This jam is now over. It ran from 2015-09-10 22:00:00 to 2015-09-22 23:59:59. View results

This year's theme for the jam is "Multiple Realities"

The theme is here to give you a direction and inspiration, you can implement it however you wish, whether in the game or controller.

This jam is about being creative with the controls of your game. Most developers are limiting themselves to the most standard and common controls: keyboard, mouse, gamepad. The aim of the jam is to try do experiment away from these standard boundaries.

So take out the duct tape, soldering iron, some spare parts, a development board (like the arduino), old controller shells you have laying around, and make the ultimate control for your game.
If you don't feel like you're too good with gluing things together, soldering etc, you can get creative with the things you already have.

These are just suggestions, you can build whatever you like! Experiment and have fun!

You can find some good alternative control examples here

Submissions will be open until 21 September, 23:59, so everyone has a chance to finish their game. If you cannot attend a real world gathering, you can participate online. Just submit your game(s) and controllers and a video explaining and demonstrating the controller within the deadline, and you're in. All times on the site are in GMT time zone.

You can stay in touch with fellow jammers on IRC:
chat.freenode.net #altctrlgamejam

Everyone's submission will be rated by other participants in the game jam.

Games submitted(16)

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What can wrong on your shift at the toy company.
GIF
Aliens communicate through remixing. Learn their language!
Puzzle
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GIF
Wield the Staff of Balance and keep the portal open to save the earthlings.
How many animals can you hypnotise in this face detection controlled game?
Heart break bisexuality exploration/punishment... but with tinyduinos?
Target the humans with an eye-tracking device and roar like a dragon to throw fire upon them!
You shall pass on the Patata Non Grata
GIF
Games connect people, what better way than to allow them to hold onto a plushy and whap it to become friends.
Defend the serpent's eggs with voice activated fire breathing.
Shooter
You are a call center employee that crossed time and space, part of a shootout using your rotary phone!
Action
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