The University of California Irvine School of Arts will this year hold ALT+CTRL, a festival of independent and alternative games and follow-up to SHIFT+CTRL, originally held in 2000. The event is co-hosted by the Cal-(IT)2 Game Culture and Technology Lab and the Beall Centre for Art and Technology at Irvine.

ALT+CTRL provides a juried venue outside the mainstream game industry to showcase the latest independent games and game art and aims to cultivate a vibrant independent game community. The event will explore applications in game design, game genres, design methodologies and approaches to game play.

ALT+CTRL also provides sponsors with an opportunity to support independent game developers and artists. The exhibition and conference will provide exposure to a projected audience of over 2500 indy developers, game industry publishers, and game fans.

For more information on ALT+CTRL and SHIFT+CTRL, online submissions, and sponsorship opportunities, visit: