Interdisciplinary Game Project, CS 319

This is the official course website for Interdisciplinary Game Project, CS 319, taught by Ira Fay at Hampshire College in Spring 2014.

Basic Info

The most important document for this class is the syllabus. I spent hours crafting it, and I believe it contains useful information, including the course schedule.

Class Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am - 11:50am, ASH 126
Professor: Ira Fay, (413) 559-6844, ASH 216,
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm - 3:30pm, and by appointment. A sign up sheet is available digitally.
Course Email List:


Project details will be posted here when they are available.

Flaming Hoop project.
Bear.obj file if needed.

Project 1.

Project 2.

Project 3.

Final Project.

Project 1 Results: Helping Hand

Unnamed: Sleepy Office Worker game. Note: This link is currently broken because Aashish ran out of space on his Amherst account.
Unnamed: Help the Mad Scientist game. Note: This link is currently broken because Owen apparently removed it?!
Johnny Saves Birdy
Beetle and Brain Go Down the Drain

Project 2 Results: Indirect Control

The Elephant in the Room
Friend Zone
Lunar Escape
An Alien World

Project 3 Results: Beauty

Conway's Garden
The Farmer and the Beast

Final Project Results

Rock Paper Scissors Shootout
Balloon Duel

Mid-Semester Graphs

In class on 3/25, Ira presented many graphs.

Useful Links

When I taught this 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!

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

Field Trip

We may go on a field trip to see the Art of Video Games exhibit. We need student drivers. If you are willing to drive a van provided by the college and have a good driving record, please sign up here!

Bonus Info

If you want to keep up with Game Development at Hampshire and in the Five Colleges, join the Game Development email list.

On Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm on the main floor of the library (near the tables in the back), there are regular Game Gatherings to play card and board games. Everyone is welcome!

Ira is running a Magic league to explore the design of the newest set. Sign up here and learn more about it.

There was a game jam event at Mount Holyoke the first weekend of classes. Everyone in this class should attend! More information here, and sign up here.