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Games Showcase

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.

[Atrium Entrance] [First Floor] [Second Floor]

Game Description Course
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