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

Damage Labs

DMG has launched the Damage Labs Studio Startup program to help marginalized founders create new game studios in Canada.

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Thursday, April, 28

Games Writer Circle April[Online]

Thursday, April, 28

Damage Labs Info Session

Learn about applying to be a part of the Damage Lab Studio Startup Program

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.