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gambi_abo

Enric Llagostera

gambi_abo is a series of do-it-yourself (DIY) cardboard-based game controllers. Each controller has approachable and accessible building instructions for how to create controllers using easy to find interface devices. With gambi_abo, players can make controllers for the games they choose, not the ones a certain company decides are the best for its platforms. The project is under a CC-BY-SA license.

The project is based on the following principles:

Politics at the foreground: No gatekeeping, no commodification. Bring politics into your games!

Focus on accessibility & affordability: GambiCons are cheap, easy to make & modify, and work in different contexts.

Low barriers of entry: Minimal tinkering with electronics or software.

Free & open licenses: Don’t worry about a big corporation deciding what you can do with cardboard controllers & creations.

 


Project Type

DIY game controllers

Credits

Made by Enric Llagostera.

Created as part of an independent study course with Pippin Barr.