Tinycade is a platform designed to support game designers in making Alt Ctrl (alternative controller) games in which the interface can be easily fabricated by hand. Players can build the alternative controllers themselves with everyday materials, such as cardboard, toothpicks and rubber bands. Tinycade uses computer vision and simple crafting approaches to make this platform accessible to as many players and designers as possible.


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Peter GyoryPerry Y OwensMatthew BethancourtAmy BanicClement ZhengEllen Yi-Luen Do. 2022. “Build Your Own Arcade Machine with Tinycade,” In 14th ACM conference on Creativity & Cognition, (June 20-23, 2022—Venice, Italy).

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