On Saturday December 6, the ExtravaGAMEza event put on by CMU's Game Development and Design Club (GDDC) revealed two different kind of champions, one who plays games, and one who makes games. The event featured arduino projects from CPS210, a Smash Bros for Wii U tournament and playable games created in ITC383 and in the GDDC. The proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Isabella County.
The Smash Bros tournament featured many of the same competitors who came out in October and competed in the Brawl at the Bovee, a Smash Bros Brawl tournament also put on by the GDDC. Second place Brawl at the Bovee finisher Emmanuel Chiejina was once again in the finals. The ExtravaGAMEza Smash Bros for Wii U final consisted of an epic Mario vs Sonic battle. In the end, Mario (played by Chiejina) proved to beat out his early 90's rival and was crowned the champion of the double elimination tournament.
The indie game competition featured games created by students at CMU. Ten titles were on display for attendees to play. Attendees also voted on their favorite games. The results showed two games were the favorites. Dots!, created by Josh Whaley and Grey, created by Steven Ledsworth. Both games were created as
a requirement for ITC383 – Intro to Game Development. Dots! is a puzzle shape building game along the same lines of Bejeweled and Grey is a skill-based platformer along the same lines as Super Meat Boy. When the votes were tallied, Ledsworth's Grey was crowned the Best Indie Game of ExtravaGAMEza 2014.