The custom controller space is making its highly anticipated return to EGX next week, and gamers are in for a treat. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of strange, wonderful, and one-of-a-kind ways of playing games. From cranks and wheels to a firelighter and even a morse code tapper, the range of controllers on offer is truly remarkable. This year’s EGX promises an unparalleled gaming experience with games and controllers that are exclusive to the event. If you’re still on the fence about attending, let us entice you with a sneak peek at some of the incredible controllers and games you can expect to see.
The Playdate, a handheld gaming device that has taken the gaming world by storm, will be on display at EGX. This tiny device has gained popularity for its unique crank feature and accessibility for developers. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to play six fun games on the Playdate, including a preview version of “Mars After Midnight,” the latest creation from Lucas Pope, the renowned developer of “Papers, Please” and “Return Of The Obra Dinn.”
Are you ready for a racing game unlike any other? Karting Khaos takes top-down racing to the next level with its inventive gameplay mechanics. Played on a board equipped with 24 buttons, each round starts with randomized player inputs. This means that every player must battle it out to determine how to accelerate, brake, and steer their vehicles. The competition will be intense, and only the most agile and strategic drivers will emerge victorious.
In GNISTAS, prepare to scorch the gods in a horizontal shoot ’em up game. But there’s a twist – instead of using a traditional controller, you’ll be steering and shooting by rubbing your hands around a firelighter. This unique control scheme adds a whole new level of immersion and excitement to the game. If you find it difficult to visualize, you can witness GNISTAS in action and see just how fascinating it is.
Returning to EGX 2023, Morse is an action game that takes players on a thrilling journey of sinking battleships using a real morse code tapper. While the game has undergone a minimalist makeover, the core experience remains the same. The distinct tapping sensation and the strategic gameplay will take you on an adventure like no other.
Unleash your inner filmmaker with Rexy Wheels, a controller inspired by the geared heads used in the film industry to operate cameras. Originally developed as a training aid for operators, Rexy Wheels brings gaming to life in a fun and engaging way. Get ready to experience gameplay from a whole new perspective as you navigate the virtual world with the precision and finesse of a seasoned cinematographer.
Be prepared to put your detective skills to the test in Dead Meat, an immersive murder mystery game. What sets this game apart is its complete reliance on voice commands. Interrogate suspects, ask questions, and even shout your accusations out loud. With Dead Meat, you’ll feel like a true detective, unraveling the secrets of a chilling crime scene using only your voice.
Home Turf, a returning favorite from last year, may not be classified as an “alt controller,” but its unique pool table design is sure to captivate attendees. Created by Ed Saperia, this pool table features a curved corner that adds a thrilling twist to the game. Whether you prefer to play it safe or attempt daring shots, Home Turf offers a nostalgic and entertaining experience that will have you coming back for more.
Another crowd-pleaser making a comeback is Tenya Wanya Teens, a collaborative creation by Keita Takahashi, the mastermind behind “Katamari Damacy.” Brace yourself for an unforgettable two-player button-mashing extravaganza. Wee, shower, and rock out to the rhythm as you compete against your friends for supremacy. Get ready for a hilarious and adrenaline-fueled gaming experience that promises endless laughter and friendly rivalries.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the gaming event of the year. EGX runs from Thursday, October 12th until Sunday, October 15th, at the ExCeL in London. Immerse yourself in the world of custom controllers and experience gaming like never before. For more information about what’s in store at EGX, visit their official website and get ready to embark on an unforgettable gaming adventure.