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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September, 19

September Picnic Social

Join us for a picnic social at Trinity Bellwoods Park–dames, board games, food and friends!

Sunday, September, 20

PICO-8 Workshop + Mini Game Jam

An introduction to the fun and easy-to-use game-making tool PICO-8, followed by an afternoon jam.

Friday, September, 25

The Dread Jam

Our ninth member game jam! The grim season is our inspiration.

Tuesday, October, 13

Intro to Modeling in Maya

Interested in learning to create 3D assets for games? Want to get an introduction to the complete pipeline in Maya? This is the workshop series for you!

Saturday, October, 17

October Speakers Social

Our monthly social, featuring three women talking about their game projects, socializing and snacks!

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, 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 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.
  • Nine game jams with more than 200 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
  • Three six-week-long development workshops, introducing 30 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.

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.

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!