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Upcoming Events

Our annual one-day conference, Damage Camp 2019, is happening November 30! Submissions are open now. More info.

Tuesday, October, 15

GMing Club 04: Dungeon World

Always wanted to run a tabletop RPG? Come learn a new game with the DMG community!

Wednesday, October, 16

Haunted Homecoming

Save the date on behalf of your spooky teen monster!

Thursday, October, 24

Writing Text-Based Horror Games

Kaitlin Tremblay and Natalie Zina Walschots will discuss what you need to know to write and design games that will scare the crap out of players.

Wednesday, October, 30

Tabletop Game Night 04: Dungeon World

Join us for fun night of roleplaying with our freshly minted Dungeon World GMs!

Wednesday, October, 30

Wearable Game Controllers: Halloween Edition

Come make wearable game controllers out of vampire capes, witches' hats, and zombie bandages!

Thursday, November, 7

Intro to Typography for Indie Games

In this practical and info-packed lecture, designer Nate Davis will demystify typography and typesetting for games.

Saturday, November, 9

November Speaker Social

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

Saturday, December, 14

December Speaker Social

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

Saturday, January, 11

January Speaker Social

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

Recent Events

Saturday, October, 12

October Social

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

Wednesday, September, 25

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, August, 15

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!

Wednesday, August, 14

Broadcasting Play: A Panel on Podcasting and Streaming RPGs

Join local RPG streamers and podcasters as they discuss the shift of tabletop gaming to the public realm, and how the worlds of theatre and gaming are colliding to create new forms of performance and play.

Wednesday, July, 24

Storytelling Game Night

Join Shel Kahn for an evening spent playing Night Forest, a ritual game of candles and gentle storytelling prompts.

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.