Women in Game Programming, CS 225
This is the official course website for Women in Game Programming, CS 225,
taught by Ira Fay at Hampshire College in Fall 2017.
The most important document for this class is the syllabus. It contains useful information, including the course schedule.
Class Sessions: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30pm - 3:50pm, ASH 126
Professor: Ira Fay, (413) 559-6844, ASH 216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: By appointment. A
sign up sheet is available
Course Slack Channel: Hampshire Game Dev
(sign up here, then click
"Channels" on the left nav and choose #cs225)
TAs: Sienna Cornish, Sabrina Ko
TA Office Hours:
Mon: 4pm - 5:30pm, ASH 126 (Sabrina)
Tue: 6pm - 7:30pm, ASH 126 (Sienna)
Wed: 4pm - 5:30pm, ASH 126 (Sabrina)
Thu: 6pm - 7:30pm, ASH 126 (Sienna)
And any time via the Slack channel #cs225_help.
Project details will be posted here when they are available.
0 - Setup
Project 1 - Mining
Mining Project Submission Spreadsheet (find the tab with your name)
Unity answers (a forum for
technical Unity questions)
How to setup your own Hampshire website
When I taught an advanced class previously, the students compiled a document of Unity
Tips and Tricks. I strongly encourage you to continue editing and improving
this document for future classes!
Slides from a previous game design class:
Programming for Game Designers
Programming for Game Designers, Part 2
Programming for Game Designers, Part 3
Programming for Game Designers, Part 4
If you want to know about Game Development at Hampshire and in the Five
Colleges, join the Game
Development email list. You may also want to join the
Jam email lists. Programmers might want to join the
Science list, and artists might want to join the
list. In fact, you might just want to
browse all the lists at Hampshire and
find lists that appeal to you.
We are fortunate that the Hampshire library has an ever-growing
collection of board
games and digital games. Students, staff, and faculty members have access to
this great resource. Please make use of it, and feel free to give feedback to
Ira on your experience.
GlowLime Games is a student group focused on facilitating game development among
students in the Five College area. They are an amazing resource, and anyone
interested in game development should check them out. You can pitch your own
ideas and/or contribute to other games.
Valley Game Developers (PVGD)
The Pioneer Valley Game Developers (PVGD) meetup group is another great resource
and community for game developers in the area.
The Quarters is an incredible arcade +
restaurant. They have my full support, and their food is excellent and
reasonably priced. If anyone beats my
high score on Arkanoid, please let me
For some projects or just general fun, it may be useful for you to be aware
Previous Survey Links