Division 3 Workshop for Game Development Projects CS 336

This is the official course website for Division 3 Workshop for Game Development Projects, CS 336, taught by Ira Fay at Hampshire College in Spring 2017.

Basic Info

Class Sessions: Thursdays 10:30am - 11:50am, ASH 221
Professor: Ira Fay, (413) 559-6844, ASH 216, ifay@hampshire.edu
Office Hours: By appointment. A sign up sheet is available digitally.
Course Email List: cs336@lists.hampshire.edu


You will be working on your Div 3 projects throughout the semester, and we'll use class time to meet 1:1 and in small groups so you can get regular feedback on your work. Come prepared every class to show a demo of your game, and to do active work on your project.

Useful Links

See below.

Bonus Info

Email Lists
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 or Game Jam email lists. Programmers might want to join the Computer Science list, and artists might want to join the Animation list. In fact, you might just want to browse all the lists at Hampshire and find lists that appeal to you.

Game Library
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
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.

Pioneer 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
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 know.

Game Gatherings

Game Stores
For some projects or just general fun, it may be useful for you to be aware of nearby boardgame stores.

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