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

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Upcoming Events

Our annual one-day conference, Damage Camp, has been postponed from November 2019 to spring 2020! Stay tuned for the new date.

Sunday, December, 15

Unity for Absolute Beginners – Part 2

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

Saturday, January, 11

January Speaker Social

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

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!

Wednesday, February, 26

Game Writers Circle + Social

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

Wednesday, March, 25

Game Writers Circle + Social

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

Wednesday, April, 29

Game Writers Circle + Social

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

Recent Events

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!

Sunday, December, 8

Unity for Absolute Beginners

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

Saturday, December, 7

Low Poly 3D Modeling with Blender 2.8 – Part 2

Join us for the second session in a two-part hands-on workshop on making low-poly 3D art.

Saturday, November, 30

Low Poly 3D Modeling with Blender 2.8

Join us for a two-part hands-on workshop and learn from artist Kaitlyn Dougon! In the first lesson, participants will learn about how accessible Blender 2.8 is, some of its many, many functions and begin crafting a small table setting using basic shapes.

Tuesday, November, 26

Stitch & Stuff: Making Sewable Games

Join the crew from Social Body Lab in another Textile Game Controller workshop - this time, no screens!

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.