Supporting dames interested in making, playing, and changing games.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday

April 29

7:00pm

April Open Studio Night

Join us for our monthly evening of coworking, project check-ins and commiseration!

Wednesday

May 6

6:30pm

May Speakers Social + FIGHT! Launch Party

A special comics-themed edition of our monthly social. Hear presentations followed by the launch of Jenn Woodall's FIGHT! zine!

Friday

May 22

8:00pm

Dames Throwing Axes

Get out from behind your screen and throw some axes + drink beer with yr fave dames!

Friday

May 29

6:00pm

Gym Jam

Our eighth member game jam! Let's make some strange sportsy games in two days flat.

Medication Meditation

Medication Meditation, developed by artist Kara Stone, examines the daily mundanities of life and health maintenance.

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Swipe Comics Anthology Vol. 1

Three interactive, animated short stories exploring games and identity by Toronto comic artists Katherine Verhoeven, Jenn Woodall and Katie Foster.

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Support DMG Toronto

Whether you become a member, volunteer your time and expertise, make a financial contribution as an individual or orgnizational sponsor, or provide services and equipment to contribute to our long-term growth and sustainability, your support has a huge impact on our success!

Dames Making Games is a not-for-profit organization founded in Toronto in 2012. We run a wide range of programs and events for women, non-binary, gender nonconforming and queer folks interested in games. We are member-run and member-funded, arts-focused, technology positive, and collaborative.

  • Monthly social events since March 2012, featuring more than 120 speakers.
  • Regular public workshops on game design, art direction, music production, project management, business development, software tools and programming languages.
  • Quarterly salons and round-tables led by community members on topics such as labor justice, race and racism in games, copyright law, feminist modding, and more.
  • Six game jams with more than 150 participants - many first-time gamemakers.
  • A recurring six-week instructional series surveying a broad range of disciplines behind unique roles in the game industry, with weekly lectures and instructor-led project studios
  • Three six-week-long development workshops, introducing 30 participants to gamemaking and leading them through the completion of their first solo game.
  • Three jam-style mentorship programs, with over 60 participants making a complete game in just 10 days.

We also support our members interested in exhibiting or commercializing their games, providing free workspace, mentorship, marketing and business support, hiring and recruitment help, and publishing and production services.