Interdisciplinary Game Studio CS327
This is the official course website for Interdisciplinary Game Studio, CS 327,
taught by Ira Fay at
Hampshire College in Fall 2017.
If you are a student interested in taking this class and seek instructor
permission, please do the following:
Attend class on the first day
Come prepared to share a link to your portfolio of work for whatever role
you seek (programmer, artist, game designer, producer, audio designer, etc.)
I will survey the class on the first day and make final enrollment decisions
before the second class meeting. If you don't get in, you should still have time
to find another optiont during the Add/Drop period.
The most important documents for this class are the syllabus
and weekly schedule. They contain useful information, and you are
expected to know what they contain.
Class Sessions: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am - 11:50am, ASH 112
Lab Session: Fridays 1pm - 4pm, 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 #cs327)
Project details will be posted here when they are available.
Folder (open only for a short time - will close at noon on Thursday, 9/7)
Void Game Design Document (GDD)
Intellectual Policy (IP) Agreement
List of Roles
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
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