SAN FRANCISCO—The newest tradition at the Game Developers Conference is the “Alt.Ctrl” pavilion. Every year, hackers come together to showcase some of the weirdest games ever made. Some count as “video games,” while others eschew screens and even computers for content that barely qualifies as “digital entertainment.”
We managed to play almost all 20 games featured, and this gallery explores some of our favorites. It’s also worth clicking through for a more specific explanation of the weird content we have hands, eyes, and bellies to get to grips with.
While you’re here, don’t forget to check out Ars’ visits to past Alt.Ctrl exhibits.