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

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, February, 23

Feb Fatale 6: Killing Cyberpunk

Make a small game and kill cyberpunk with us. 🔪

Friday, March, 1

Adventure Jam

A weekend of fantasy adventure! Adventure writing, that is.

Wednesday, March, 13

Intro to Arduino

A hands-on introduction to Arduino for creating interactive electronic objects

Saturday, March, 16

Freelance Negotiations for Artists and Contractors

Let's talk about spreadsheets!

Saturday, March, 23

DMG GDC Offsite 2019

Join us for our 6th annual GDC Offsite event.

Wednesday, March, 27

Body-Centric Game Controllers

Make a game controller designed for a body (part)!

Tuesday, April, 16

Modular Building with 3DS Max & UE4

Learn the AAA pipeline of modular set building.

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.