A space for queer and gender-marginalized people to create games freely.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April, 7

[ONLINE] Organizing Committee Meeting

Monthly meeting of DMG's organizing committee. Open to all members.

Thursday, April, 9

❗️[CANCELED] Origin Stories Opening Reception

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

Saturday, April, 11

❗️[CANCELED] 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!

Tuesday, May, 5

Organizing Committee Meeting

Monthly meeting of DMG's organizing committee. Open to all members.

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

Wednesday, April, 1

❗️[CANCELED] 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, March, 25

❗️[CANCELED] Game Writers Circle + Social

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

Saturday, March, 21

❗️[CANCELED] The DMG x BreakoutCon Queer Mixer

A mixer for game lovers, designers and players!

Saturday, March, 14

❗️[POSTPONED] Textile Game Controllers Jam

How can electronic textile techniques be used to create bespoke, alternative game controllers? Come jam and find out!

Monday, March, 9

7th Annual GDC Offsite

Join us for our 7th annual GDC offsite event, with a bonus of actual GDC talks by Adam Robinson-Yu (A Short Hike) and Kaitlin Tremblay (A Mortician's Tale).

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.