2009 Computer Games Showcase Captivates Crowd
On Friday, December 18, 2009, CSE hosted its 2009 Computer Games Showcase. This highly anticipated annual event showcases the final projects of computer science seniors who take EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development. The course, which has served as a model for similar courses across the country, was developed and is taught by Prof. John Laird.
The evening began with a series short presentations by the student developers, who addressed a packed - in fact, overflow - lecture hall. This was followed by an opportunity for everyone to play the games at computer stations in Tishman Hall.
Fourteen games were shown at the showcase:
Ultimate Hoops, by Suppawong Tuarob and Ittinum Trairatanobhas
Galactic Tide, by Matt Beaver, Kyle Lady, and Randy Yao
Monster Battle 3D, by Brian Chisholm, Jonathan Chen, and Ignatius Gozali
Coloriffic, by Scott Jarema and Ben King
Last Stand, by Sarah Trombley, Jessica Ouyang, Bob Comsa, and David Retterath
Narly Tunes, by Robert Goeddel, Kevin Matzen, and John Treumuth
Diag Racing, by Christopher Petras and Ankit Saxena
SuperSoccerWorlds, by David Elmquist, Alan Rowe, and Josh Oligschlaeger
Capture the Flag, by Aditya Ramayanam, Yi Zhou, Zeina Tasar, and Eric Tse
Squirrel Sense, by Warren Bame, Edward Chen, and Thomas Piggot
Pest Control, by John Bliss, Daniel Mora, and Bryan Schumaker
Robot-Zombies, by Christopher Hasson, Jack Ko, and Brian Nixon
Armored Warfare, by Brian Chisholm, Barbnden Rauch, and Christopher Shell
Aerial Combat, by Adam Gainsley and Jared Karlow
All were well received and enthusiastically played by attendees, who were able to vote for their three favorite games. At the conclusion of the evening, the votes were tallied and the top three teams were recognized and awarded prizes. The most popular were Last Stand, Coloriffic, and Narly Tunes.
Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and THQ donated lots of commercial video games, which were given as prizes to the winning teams, and also as door prizes to some lucky attendees.
Below are photos from the games showcase. To view or download larger photos, just click on the thumbnail image of interest.