The customized controller area returns to EGX subsequent week, providing a wide range of unusual, great and one-of-a-kind methods of enjoying video games – together with cranks, wheels, a firelighter, a morse code tapper, and dozens of huge, glowing buttons. Many of those video games and controllers are solely out there to play at the present, so seize your ticket for EGX now.
If you want extra convincing, hop under for a listing of the controllers and video games we’re that includes this 12 months.
The Playdate is a tiny handheld gaming system that has introduced alt controller video games to the lots over the previous 12 months, because of the crank on its facet and its accessible developer instruments. We’ll have one playable at the sales space with six enjoyable video games, together with a preview model of Mars After Midnight, a brand new recreation from Papers, Please and Return Of The Obra Dinn developer Lucas Pope.
A topdown racing recreation for 2-4 gamers that is performed on a board with 24 buttons. Player inputs are randomised at the beginning of every spherical, which implies each participant is battling over the buttons to work out tips on how to speed up, brake and steer.
Scorch the gods in a horizontal shmup by rubbing your fingers round a firelighter to steer and shoot. If that is somewhat exhausting to visualise, you possibly can see it in motion right here.
Morse was one of the vital putting video games at final 12 months’s EGX: an motion recreation about sinking battleships performed utilizing an actual morse code tapper. It returns in a brand new, minimalist format at EGX 2023, however the tapper stays.
Rexy Wheels are controllers based mostly upon the geared heads which might be used in the movie trade to function cameras. They had been developed as a coaching support for operators, however they’re additionally a very enjoyable and interesting approach of gaming.
Interrogating a homicide suspect is already one in all my favorite issues in videogames, however Dead Meat is solely voice-controlled which implies you get the additional enjoyable of asking your questions and shouting your accusations out loud. Follow its developer on Twitter and Instagram.
Home Turf returns! Is this an “alt controller”? Not actually, however nobody who noticed this pool desk with one curved nook, created by Ed Saperia, may resist having a go at EGX 2022. Are you the kind of one who performs across the raised pocket, or the kind of one who tries, repeatedly, to sink a ball into it? Come discover out.
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Another returning favorite, however who can resist a one-of-a-kind, two-player aggressive button-masher co-created by Katamari Damacy director Keita Takahashi? Not me. Wee, bathe, and rock out.
EGX runs from Thursday, October twelfth till Sunday, October fifteenth at the ExCel in London. You’ll discover extra data of what is at the present over at the EGX website.