April 3, 2004

ALT+CTRL @ UCI

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 2:03 am

ALT+CTRL is a festival of independent and alternative games coming this fall from the Cal-(IT)2 Game Culture & Technology Lab and the Beall Center for Art and Technology at the University of California, Irvine. The deadline for submissions is June 1, so there’s a bit of time yet. It’s also possible to become a sponsor of the event, if you’re of the right sort of profile. The announcement says:

Modeled after the Beall Center’s successful 2000 exhibition SHIFT+CTRL, ALT+CTRL provides a juried venue outside the mainstream game industry to showcase the latest independent games and game art. ALT+CTRL seeks to cultivate a vibrant independent game community, and bring both the game industry and the general public new and novel applications in game design, game genres, design methodologies and approaches to game play.

For sponsors, ALT+CTRL provides an opportunity to support independent game developers, artists and modders who are pushing the envelope of what games are and can be. The exhibition and conference will provide exposure to a projected audience of over 2500 indy developers, game industry publishers, and game fans.