Space for genderqueer, nonbinary, femmes, Two Spirit people, and trans and cis women to create games freely.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April, 29

Unity VR Roadshow & Certified Developer Exam

Make a VR game in one day. The Unity VR Roadshow is coming to Toronto!

Tuesday, May, 2

May VR Social: Social VR and Virtual Theatre

Our monthly VR meetup for dames 'n' friends working on weird and wild works in VR. GUEST SPEAKER: Bernie Roehl

Wednesday, May, 3

Interactive Fiction and Narrative Games Writing

Interested in writing and narrative design for games? This workshop is for you! Get acquainted with the particular structures and challenges of writing for games.

Tuesday, June, 6

June VR Social

Our monthly VR meetup for dames 'n' friends working on weird and wild works in VR.

Thursday, June, 8

Writing Non-Linear Games

Learn what you need to know to write and design non-linear interactive experiences.

Friday, June, 30

Writing Horror Games

Do you want to terrify all your friends with horror games? Or just slightly spook them? Or use horror as a metaphor? Want to unsettle and disturb your players? Then join this workshop!

Friday, July, 28

Writing Romance Games

Love romance games? Want to learn how to write one yourself? Or just want an excuse to write something steamy? This is the workshop for you!

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

  • Monthly social events since March 2012, featuring more than 150 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.
  • Fifteen game jams (and counting!) with more than 500 participants—many first-time gamemakers.
  • A recurring six-week instructional series surveying a broad range of disciplines behind unique roles, with weekly lectures and instructor-led project studios
  • Four six-week-long development workshops, introducing 50 participants to gamemaking and leading them through the completion of their first solo game.
  • Jam-style mentorship programs, with over 60 participants making a complete game in just 10 days.

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!