Game Development Workshop, CS 307

This is the official course website for Game Development Workshop, CS 307, taught by Ira Fay at Hampshire College in Spring 2015.

Basic Info

The most important document for this class is the syllabus. It contains useful information, including the course schedule.

Class Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm - 3:20m, ASH 126
Professor: Ira Fay, (413) 559-6844, ASH 216,
TA: Eddie Pantridge, (781) 424-1083,
Office Hours: A sign up sheet is available digitally. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 1pm - 2pm, and by appointment.
TA Office Hours: Sundays and Mondays from 7pm - 9pm in ASH 126.
Course Email List:


Project details will be posted here when they are available.

On Thursday, January 29, everyone will have a chance to pitch a game idea if they'd like. Here is a useful template for your pitch presentation.

Project One

Project Two

Project 1 Links

Dino Fight (Email the team)

Moshe & Ketzl (Email the team)

Wizards & Stuff (Email the team)

Neurosis (Email the team)

IP Policy

All work in this course will be governed by this IP Agreement. Please ask Ira ASAP if you have any questions.

Useful Links

When I taught a similar class in the past, the students compiled a document of Unity Tips and Tricks. I strongly encourage you to continue editing and improving this document for future classes!

Excellent Unity tutorials
Unity answers (a forum for technical Unity questions)
Script reference
Component reference

How to setup your own Hampshire website

Sample Anonymous Peer Evaluation.doc
Sample Non-Anonymous Peer Evaluation.doc

Board game making supplies

Previous Survey Links

People Preferences 2nd Half

Pitch Preferences 2nd Half

Project 1 peer feedback survey

Project 1, Week 2 survey

Week 1 survey

Pitch Preferences

People Preferences

Bonus Info

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 Game Jobs email list. In fact, you might just want to browse all the lists at Hampshire and find lists that appeal to you.

Global Game Jam
Make a game in 24 hours! Free food!
Friday, January 24 at 6pm
The event is open to everyone.

Game Gatherings
Play and analyze board and card games.
Mondays, 7pm - 10pm, Library (Basement, Chris Young B9 room)
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 5pm, Library (Room 205, training room)
Wednesdays, 7pm - 10pm, Library (Basement, Chris Young B9 room)
The event is open to everyone.

Game Analysis: Magic the Gathering League
Explore game design concepts within the newest release of the popular card game Magic: the Gathering. No experience necessary.
Cost: $25 (and possibly some free spots)
For more information and to enroll, join the MagicLeague e-mail list.
The event is open to everyone.