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

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Upcoming Events

Friday, September, 21

Party Party Party! Jam

We're hosting game jam in collaboration with Change Up Art+Tech Jam! (OMG… our first at TMAC – worth celebrating, right?)

Tuesday, September, 25

Microscope Game Night

Come join Shel Kahn for a night of Microscope, the era-spanning history-building tabletop game!

Saturday, October, 6

October Speaker Social

Our monthly speaker social, featuring a couple of quick talks about games!

Wednesday, October, 10

Tiny 2D Point and Click Adventures in Unity

Create itty-bitty single-scene adventure games in Unity and Photoshop!

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 support our membership by providing production space, education, advocacy, archiving, resource sharing and more collaborative practices.

  • Monthly social events since March 2012, featuring more than 180 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.
  • An annual 12-week immersive workshop 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.