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Upcoming Events

Saturday, January, 25

Annual General Meeting

Attend our member meeting for insight and input into our operations, finances, and plans for the future.

Wednesday, January, 29

Game Writers Circle + Social

Join other game writers and narrative designers for a cozy get together every month!

Saturday, February, 8

February Speaker Social

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

Monday, February, 10

GMing Club 05: Ryuutama

Always wanted to run a tabletop RPG? Come learn a new game with the DMG community!

Saturday, February, 15

Intro to the Texturing Pipeline

Get a handle on the basics of the texturing pipeline with this introductory workshop for 3D artists!

Tuesday, February, 18

Public Speaking 101

Interested in speaking at conferences, but nervous about public speaking? Or do you enjoy giving presentations, but want to find ways to feel more comfortable on stage? This is the workshop for you.

Monday, February, 24

GMing Club 05: Ryuutama - Part 2

Always wanted to run a tabletop RPG? Come learn a new game with the DMG community!

Wednesday, February, 26

Game Writers Circle + Social

Join other game writers and narrative designers for a cozy get together every month!

Monday, March, 2

Tabletop Game Night 05: Ryuutama

Join us for fun night of roleplaying with our freshly minted Dungeon World GMs!

Saturday, March, 14

March Speaker Social

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

Wednesday, March, 25

Game Writers Circle + Social

Join other game writers and narrative designers for a cozy get together every month!

Thursday, April, 9

Origin Stories Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of our exhibition of member work, ORIGIN STORIES.

Saturday, April, 11

April Speaker Social

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

Wednesday, April, 29

Game Writers Circle + Social

Join other game writers and narrative designers for a cozy get together every month!

Saturday, May, 9

May Speaker Social

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

Recent Events

Friday, January, 17

Open RPG Gaming Night

Always wanted to try playing a roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons? Come enjoy a relaxed, beginner-friendly night of gaming, with DMG members facilitating and running rpgs, gm-less storytelling and worldbuilding games, and more!

Wednesday, January, 15

Textile Game Controllers: Fun with Felting

Use the Adafruit Circuit Playground board and felting techniques to create alternative game controllers!

Saturday, January, 11

January Speaker Social

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

Sunday, December, 15

Unity for Absolute Beginners – Part 2

Learn Unity from the ground up in this two-part class for absolute beginners!

Thursday, December, 12

Open RPG Gaming Night

Always wanted to try playing a roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons? Come enjoy a relaxed, beginner-friendly night of gaming, with DMG members facilitating and running rpgs, gm-less storytelling and worldbuilding games, and more!

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.