Applications for our 12-week virtual reality intensive program are open now! Workshops, hands-on practice, mentorship and an exhibition.
We offer a wide range of free events, workshops, resources and services to our community and membership:
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.
Saturday, June, 10
No Tokens: People of Colour June Game Social
No Tokens is a casual meet-up for people of color that are interested in games as a hobby, job, or both!
Tuesday, June, 13
Intro to Maya: Modeling
Interested in learning to create 3D assets and environments for VR? Want to get an introduction to the complete pipeline in Maya? This is the workshop series for you!
Thursday, June, 15
Intro to Zbrush
Get started with ZBrush, a powerful (and sometimes convoluted!) sculpting, painting, and illustration tool.
Saturday, June, 17
Intro to Game Design
Curious about creating your own games – digital, card, board, or otherwise? Join us for an intro to design fundamentals, and build a paper prototype you can take home!
Tuesday, June, 20
Intro to Maya: Texturing and Rendering
Learn about polygon texturing, maps and rendering assets and environments for VR and games.
Tuesday, June, 27
Intro to Maya: Rigging and Animation
Learn about skeleton creation, keying frames for animation and using the graph editor in Maya.
Thursday, June, 29
Intro to Substance Painter
Get started with Substance Painter, and get familiarize yourself with practical workflows for using the software.
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!
Saturday, July, 15
July Speaker Social
Our monthly social, featuring three dames talking about their game projects, socializing and snacks!
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!
Tuesday, August, 29
Intro to WebVR
A hands-on intro to free and open-source frameworks that are making VR accessible to just about anyone with a computer and access to the web.
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.
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!
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