We offer a wide range of free events, workshops, resources and services to our community of trans and cis women, queer and genderqueer game-makers and their friends:
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!
Support programs that provide space, instruction and mentorship for women interested in game development through a one-time or recurring donation to Dames Making Games
We have rad t-shirts, cassette tapes, books, pins and more available for purchase at all of our events and in our online shop!
Apr 19, 2015: Here's a quick rundown of announcements from our most recent social.
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.
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.
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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