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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April, 25

Killing Cyberpunk Arcade

Emerge from the dead of a bad, bad winter to play cyberpunk/noir-themedgames and experiences made by DMG members at our sixth annual FEB FATALE game jam, KILLING CYBERPUNK!

Saturday, April, 27

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!

Thursday, May, 16

Modular Building with 3DS Max & UE4

Comfortable with basic modelling? Ready to start creating your own highly reusable modular assets? Learn the AAA pipeline of modular set building with 3ds Max and Unreal Engine 4 in this workshop for new game designers.

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.