GDC's "alt.ctrl" section is a lawless land unified only by a single question: "why not?" It's living proof that anything can be a game controller if you just believe hard enough. And while many of the games on display can be gimmicky, Objects in Space feels like a game I'd play even without all the extra hardware.
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The history of government funding for video games is sketchy at best. Late last year the Federal Government put a red line through the Interactive Media Fund, taking $10 million out of the hands of local developers. Considering that Film Victoria does a far better job of funding local development in Melbourne and beyond, it was the Sydney game development scene that was arguably hit hardest.
But curiously, a video game by a Sydney Studio did just received state government funding, via a finance program few would link to video games at all.