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Recent articles by DMG members


Call for Mentors

DMG’s 5th intensive needs mentors to support VR creators!

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GDC Scholarship applications now open!

GDC has once again donated 25 All-Access Conference passes to DMG!

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Indigicade 2016

We are pleased to announce our second partnership project with The Indigenous Routes Collective to provide game design and development training for Indigenous women and two spirit individuals in Toronto!

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Board Vacancy: Sponsorships & Partnerships Director

Dames Making Games is seeking a director of the board in a resource development role and your skills are needed!

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Apply for the 2016 DMG Scholarship program and GDC Convoy!


April 2015 Social Recap

Here’s a quick rundown of announcements from our most recent social.

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March Speaker Social Recap

Missed March’s social? Check out announcements and upcoming programs here!

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January 2015 Social Recap

Missed our first social of 2015? That’s ok, we have the rundown for you here!

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November Social Recap

Notes, announcements, upcoming events and more from our November 2014 speakers social.

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Announcing the DMG Scholarship program and GDC Convoy!

We are thrilled to announce the first DMG Scholarship Program for GDC, aimed at getting dames to GDC!

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September Social Recap!

Missed our September social? Here’s a bit of what you missed.

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Limited Edition Gaming's Feminist Illuminati shirts in stock

We have a handful of limited-edition GFI shirts available!

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Fall Events and Workshops

Here’s what’s coming up for a busy fall 2014.
(Don’t miss the call for ideas way down at the bottom!)

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Call for volunteers: Play Your Story

DMG and Rexdale Community Health Centre are putting on a four-week game-making workshop, and we’d love your help.

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Director Vacancies: Join the DMG Board!


Reflecting on the Feminist Game Salon

Recap and reflections by Alison Harvey on DMG’s Feminist Game Salon.

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October Events and Announcements


Pre-AGM Info for Volunteers, Speakers, Mentors + Ally Members

August 30 marked the close of our first year as an incorporated not-for-profit. We think it was a wildly successful year – in no small part because of you! You’re an important part of our plans for the future, and your insight can help us design even better programs in 2014.

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The Games and Dames of Junicorn

Learn about the games made by this summer’s participants in Junicorn.

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Junicorn Mentoring Session #1 & 2 and Workshop #2

Writing games is awesome and hard, and I am becoming a better writer. I am also very tired.

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Planning and managing your incubator/jam project


Junicorn Workshop #1: The beginnening

I am very excited. Guys. Guys I am so excited.

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The Games of Mother, May I?

See the games our members and allies made during the Mother, May I? jam in May 2013.

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Call for Mentors and Volunteers


Thanks for a great May social!

A recap of our May 2013 Speaker Social — from Mother, May I? presentations to Junicorn announcements.

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Announcing Our Next Incubator: Junicorn!

Are you a dame who wants to make your first game this summer? Join us for JUNICORN, a month-long program in which we’ll guide a small group of women through the process of completing a game from start to finish.

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Yes, You May Jam

Our second game jam will take place at Bento Miso on May 17-18, 2013.

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Games by DMG members at Long Winter

Two games made by members at DMG game jams will be featured at the 5th Long Winter on the evening of Saturday, March 23.

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MakeyMakey at Miso: The New Peripherals

Designing a new game is delightful. The art, the sound, the mechanics: a new game provides the opportunity to really explore a new world! But what about how we interact with those games? What are we really doing when we play them? Let’s find out with a workshop on the MakeyMakey.

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Looking Back at Vector

DMG member Christine Kim recaps her experience curating an exhibition at Vector Game Art Festival.

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A Look Back at Vector

Christine Kim recaps her experience curating Ludacy.

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The Games of Feb Fatale

See what our members got up to during Feb Fatale, our 2-day game jam in February 2013.

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Volunteers needed for Vector Game + Art festival

DMG Toronto is proud to support Vector Game + Art Convergence, a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to showcasing contemporary game based artworks. Members are participating and organizing—and you can, too!

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Stories about Games!

Raconteurs is Toronto’s premier storytelling event. On Wednesday the 9th their theme is games. How awesome is that?

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DMG in 2012: Year in Review

2012 was a big year for DMG. Here’s what we accomplished.

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Think you’re not a natural presenter? Don’t know where to start to improve your public speaking skills? DMG member Miriam Verburg walks you through three components of effective speakers, with practical steps you can take to project charisma and authority on any stage.

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No Jam Showcase + Social


Managing Your Jam Experience


Generating and Refining Your Game Idea


A Guide to Applying for No Jam


ANNAJAM: A Workshop with Anna Anthropy


Miso/DMG Community Arcade @ Digifest


Open Studio Session

Come down to Bento Miso for an open studio session! Bring your games in progress, ideas, and questions, and get feedback and help from each other.

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Playing for Keeps Panel @ Digifest


No Jam

No Jam is DMG Toronto’s third incubator, and we’re shaking things up a bit this time!

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No-Jam Applications Open


October Speakers Social


Speakers Social

Join us for the the monthly DMG Toronto speakers social! This month’s speakers include Carol and Mary Jane McPhee, Aliya Pabani, Sashka Davis, Thadchayani Kupendiran, and Maggie McLean. All are welcome!

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So You Want to Teach Game Design...


The Games of Jeuxly


Kyra Kendall's Shop or Die


Jeuxly is Underway! + next social