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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March, 20

Building Safety, Inclusivity and Trust at the Table

DMGRPG presents two talks from local community organizers, experienced GMs and game designers Kate Bullock and Daniel Kwan! Learn about creating safer spaces – from conventions to communities to the game table.

Saturday, March, 23

DMG GDC Offsite 2019

Join us for our 6th annual GDC Offsite event, a silly social gathering for those who don't go!

Wednesday, March, 27

Body-Centric Game Controllers

Make a game controller designed for a body part! This workshop is part of our larger series on textile game controllers, a collaboration with the Social Body Lab. No prior experience or knowledge required.

Saturday, March, 30

Intro to Unity Particles and VFX

Curious about how to get started with particle effects in Unity? In this workshop, you'll learn about the Shuriken particle system, then take a look at code-driven particles check out the upcoming VFX Graph.

Wednesday, April, 3

Intro to Arduino

A hands-on introduction to Arduino for creating interactive electronic objects. No experience necessary!

Wednesday, April, 10

Intro to the Unreal Material Graph

Join us for a crash-course on Unreal Engine 4's node-based material editor. Get hands-on with the tools, get familiar with the basics of physically based rendering (PBR), and learn how to roll your own with texture and math-driven effects!

Saturday, April, 13

April Speaker Social

Every month, folks working in games, on game-related projects, or in interactive arts give a brief presentation on their work. In April, we are featuring Diana Poulsen (Fatal Frames: NeoBaroque Aesthetics in horror games from the aughts) and leif tobias gifford (virtual reality concept-games as a way to re-articulate trauma).

Tuesday, April, 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.

Wednesday, April, 17

Intro to Unreal Blueprints

Are you a level designer hoping to drive some more dynamic behaviours in your levels? A game designer hoping to quickly test out some ideas before putting dev resources into a fully-fledged system? An artist hoping to take your assets to the next level? Or just looking for the power of a AAA game engine at your fingertips without having to commit to years of learning C++? This is the workshop for you!

Thursday, April, 25

Killing Cyberpunk Arcade

merge 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!

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.