Control malfunction

Video game concept

Under certain circumstances player's controls may malfunction or behave unexpectedly, commonly as a product of drunkenness, confusion status effect, or similar.


Alternate names: Altered controls, Inverted controls

The first video game about Control malfunction was released in 1985.

Playdead, Ubisoft and EA Partners has published most of these games

* Control loss - complete loss of control in one or more aspects.
* Involuntary actions
This commonly causes movement controls to be inverted though something more drastic is possible such as randomizing all controls.

A more recent variation causes characters to move erratically on their own while poorly responding to controls, possibly moving slightly off target and so forth.

Note: This is not for controller malfunctioning, only for intentional cases.