The GDIAC Games Showcase is held annually at the end of the school year during finals week. This showcase consists of student games made for CS/INFO 3152, CS/INFO 4152 and independent study projects. The showcase is always open the public.
The showcase is not just an exhibit; it also serves as the final exams for the students involved. Vistors are encouraged to actively play the games, and audience reaction is a factor in the student's final grades. An award ceremony at the end recognizes both the most popular, and the most innovative, games made that year.
After the showcase many (but not all) of the games are made available in the gallery.
2017 Games Showcase
This year's games showcase will be held in Carpenter Hall (the former Engineering Library) on Friday, May 19 from 4-7pm. The showcase will conclude with award ceremony at 6:45pm. Vistors should enter Carpenter Hall from the Campus Road entrance; there will be signs giving directions to the various games.
The following is a partial list of the games currently registered to be at Showcase.
|Aftermath||Guide Haz through the crumbling remains of a nuclear power plant, using nothing but sounds and a small flashlight as a guide.||3152|
|Askew||Guide Flow through the treacherous jungle, swinging from trees and vines while dodging enchanted creatures on the way to rescue baby Ebb.||3152|
|The Big Friendly Oob||Jump from planet to planet as a friendly blob to restore peace to the universe.||3152|
|Descent into Dip||Race through a fast-paced action platformer in an environment made of dip.||3152|
|Entropy||Control the mysterious creature Cota, who can grow and shrink vines to maneuver around enemies and obstacles||3152|
|Felongeist||Possess and manipulate hospital staff to transport the serial jaywalker's body to safety outside of the hospital.||3152|
|Fridge Raiders||Roll your way through this noir stealth game about a food-guzzling bandit.||3152|
|Mistic||Contain the Plague and save your animal familiars!||3152|
|Operation Bitwise||Hack through security systems in this slide-until-blocked puzzle game.||3152|
|Paint it Up!||Use your paintball gun to climb your way through levels and fight the authorities in this 2D platformer.||3152|
|Pony Up||Help Findlay, the shetland pony, escape the petting zoo and obtain sweet freedom by stampeding through hordes of pony-obsessed toddlers.||3152|
|Spotlight||Direct the stagehands to move props behind the scenes without being seen by the audience.||3152|
|Magic Moving Mansion Mania||Unscramble the rooms of a mansion to lead a little girl to safety.||4152|
|Adrift||Propel your character through narrow gates in this mixture of golf and a puzzle game.||4152|
|Laser Penguins||Frag your way through this light-hearted multiplayer shooter.||4152|
|lit||Light up the room to find your hidden opponents in this multiplayer shooter.||4152|
|Underhand||Build resources to summon unspeakable horrors in this art-deco inspired card game.||4152|
|Slam-a-lot||Knock your opponent offscreen in this 1v1 multiplayer brawler.||3152|
|Uoot||Guide Uoot to safety as he descends into the depths of the Underworld.||4152|
|Mesmer||Rotate the walls of the room to guide Mesmer to safety.||4152|
|Cannon: Two Worlds||Rapidly switch between two characters as they work to protect each other in this fast-paced mobile game.||4152|
|Para||Follow a paper airplane on its adventure away from an office prison into the open world, using your wind powers to guide it.||Ind. Study|
|Reduct||Experience a new approach to teaching programming language semantics to complete novices, especially children, by gamifying the avtual evaluation steps involved in executing code.||Research|
|What:Hack||Learn from a comprehensive anti-phishing online simulation game that challenges players to identify real life phishing emails in a story-based game context.||Research|