The first annual Game Jam by the NYU Poly Game Innovation Lab, ALT CTRL, focuses on creating games without the use of convention controllers. Sign up required. http://gil.poly.edu/altctrlgamejame/.
THE LOW DOWN
Participants compete in an manic 48 hour race against the clock to create an experience exploring alternative game controllers. Designers, developers and creatives will team up to make projects for the closing exhibition on Sunday night. Games are judged and secret prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Prizes by Make Magazine and Ada Fruit.
WHAT IS NYU POLY'S GAME INNOVATION LAB?
The Lab's emphasis is on the technical/engineering/science side of games and simulations. Sample projects include user interface innovation (sensor-based tracking, multi-touch), network and video quality research, and research on games for learning.
Judges are world renowned game designers:
Kaho Abe (Hit Me, Eyebeam), Katherine Isbister (NYU Poly) and Andy Nealen (Osmos)