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

COVID-19 Closure

Our workshop and studio at TMAC are closed temporarily due to the public health crisis. Events will be held online until further notice.

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Check out our directory of member-contributed COVID-19 resources, funds, social support, paid gigs, tools and more.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August, 8

August Speaker Social

Join us for our monthly speaker social and check out cool new games and interactive projects by members of our community.

Saturday, August, 22

This DMG Has Ghosts In It - Haunted Discord RPG Game

Come play a voice and text RPG in our discord!

Tuesday, September, 1

Organizing Committee Meeting

Monthly meeting of DMG's organizing committee. Open to all members.

Saturday, October, 10

October Speaker Social

Join us for our monthly speaker social and check out cool new games and interactive projects by members of our community.

Recent Events

Tuesday, August, 4

Organizing Committee Meeting

Monthly meeting of DMG's organizing committee. Open to all members.

Saturday, August, 1

#DMGRPG Show 'n Tell

Join us for a friendly session of showing, telling, screen-sharing and linking to cool RPG stuff!

Thursday, July, 30

July Game Writers Circle + Social

Join us for a digital edition of our Game Writers Circle + Social. No pressure to prep any writing to share (being creative is hard right now!). Come, hangout, and talk shop with other writers and designers.

Thursday, July, 23

Games Writing Working Group

This low-key online social is specifically geared towards writers who want to work together in a virtual space. Bring in-progress projects to work on (or start something new) and be prepared for a supportive co-working session.

Tuesday, July, 14

Organizing Committee Meeting

Monthly meeting of DMG's organizing committee. Open to all members.

DMG is a not-for-profit videogame arts organization founded in Toronto in 2012. We run a wide range of programs and events for gender-marginalized 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 280 speakers.
  • Weekly public workshops on game design, art direction, narrative design, music production, project management, business development and finance, software tools and programming languages.
  • Regular 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.
  • 25 game jams with more than 1,200 participants—many first-time gamemakers.
  • Seasonal residencies to give artists time and space to develop an idea in a supportive environment.
  • 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.
  • Formal career/practice mentorship programs, with over 60 participants to date.

We also support our members interested in exhibiting or commercializing their games, providing free workspace, mentorship, marketing and business support, hiring and recruitment help, and publishing and production services.