Virtual Reality (VR) Game Lab CS 332
This is the official course website for VR Game Lab, CS 332,
taught by Ira Fay at Hampshire College in Spring
The most important document for this class is the syllabus.
You are expected to know what it contains.
Class Sessions: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am - 11:50am, ASH 126
Professor: Ira Fay, (413) 559-6844, ASH 216, email@example.com
Office Hours: By appointment. A sign up sheet is available digitally.
Course Email List: firstname.lastname@example.org
Making games for VR is quite different from making games for PC or
mobile. Learn about some of the key differences by reading
Jesse Schell also wrote a detailed and informative analysis of I Expect
You To Die:
Lessons Learned from I Expect You To Die. The tech director from I Expect
You To Die also wrote a good
article on engineering in that game.
Unity has put together a VR
Project details will be posted here when they are available.
Project 2 Slides
Project 2 Preference Spreadsheet
VR Toolkit and
Related Slack (for questions on VRTK)
Video on movement systems
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
Project 2 Final
Project 2 Check In
Project 1 Final
Project 1 Check In