Make a VR game in one day. The Unity VR Roadshow is coming to Toronto!
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Our monthly VR meetup for dames ‘n’ friends working on weird and wild works in VR.
GUEST SPEAKER: Bernie Roehl
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Interested in writing and narrative design for games? This workshop is for you! Get acquainted with the particular structures and challenges of writing for games.
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017
Our monthly VR meetup for dames ‘n’ friends working on weird and wild works in VR.
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017
Learn what you need to know to write and design non-linear interactive experiences.
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
Do you want to terrify all your friends with horror games? Or just slightly spook them? Or use horror as a metaphor? Want to unsettle and disturb your players? Then join this workshop!
Friday, Jul 28, 2017
Love romance games? Want to learn how to write one yourself? Or just want an excuse to write something steamy? This is the workshop for you!
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Bring your ideas, stories, magazines and drawings and make your own zine!
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Curious about how escape games get designed? Find out ways to think about puzzles as part of a greater system and how they relate to the greater play experience!
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
No Tokens Needed is a casual meet-up for people of colour that are interested in games as a hobby, job, or both!
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
Monday, Apr 3, 2017
Our bi-weekly C# book club, open to all experience levels.
Friday, Mar 17, 2017
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
Get started with augmented reality!
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
Monday, Mar 6, 2017
Session 4 of our bi-weekly C# book club, open to all experience levels.
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
Our monthly social! This month, we don’t fear missing out… we relish it.
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Session 3 of our Bi-weekly C# book club, open to all experience levels.
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017
- Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
Our 15th member game jam! Plot around the theme of transgression and make a game in two days flat.
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017
Our monthly social! A low-key, friendly environment to play games and meet the community. Free and open to all.
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
Monday, Feb 6, 2017
Session 2 of our bi-weekly C# book club, open to all experience levels.
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
Bi-weekly C# book club, open to all experience levels.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017
Our monthly social, featuring three quick talks about interesting new game projects, socializing and snacks!
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
- Sunday, Jan 22, 2017
Want to participate in Global Game Jam but need space to jam with your team? Join us for the weekend at our headquarters, Gamma Space!
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
Interested in learning to create 3D assets and environments for VR? Want to get an introduction to the complete pipeline in Maya? This is the workshop series for you!
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016
Come celebrate the end of 2016 with DMG! We’ll be showcasing members’ work, enjoying delicious food and drink and each other’s company. 🎉
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016
- Sunday, Nov 6, 2016
Makers of moving images! Join DMG & Rendezvous With Madness for NO JAM, bringing filmmakers, video artists, animators and more together to make games and interactive experiences in just 2 days!
Friday, Nov 4, 2016
Join DMG & SAVAC for an artist talk and game night! Playtest artist Golboo Amani’s Unsettling Settlers: Intervention.
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
A kickoff workshop for NO JAM 4 participants.
Monday, Oct 31, 2016
DMG hosts a very spooky VR Social! Join us for creepy realities and candy!
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Join your favourite Dames as they gather to discuss all things VR & 360 Video in September. Special presentation by Karen Vanderborght.
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Join us for a night of Ontario Arts Council grant writing and idea sharing!
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
A bookclub-like meetup where we play a game and then meet to discuss it!
Friday, Jul 15, 2016
- Sunday, Jul 17, 2016
Our 11th member game jam! Let’s play and build worlds in new realities.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Kick off spring with our new regular VR meetup for dames ‘n’ friends working on weird and wild works in VR.
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
The artists behind We Are Fine, We’ll Be Fine explore in depth the motivations, challenges and solutions we came up with in designing a game-based system tackling themes of marginalization and oppression.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Break out your tablet, pens and/or pencils and come draw and doodle with your dames!
Friday, Mar 18, 2016
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016
Learn how to brew kombucha at home using a scoby starter kit!
Attend our member meeting for insight and input into our operations, finances, and plans for the future.
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Our monthly social, featuring three women talking about their game projects, socializing and snacks!
Friday, Feb 19, 2016
- Sunday, Feb 21, 2016
Deconstruct, glitch-out or re-skin a board or video game at our 10th member game jam!
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Join us for an evening of coworking, critique and collaboration on 3D modeling work!
Friday, Jan 29, 2016
- Sunday, Jan 31, 2016
Participating in Global Game Jam? Come jam together at Bento!
Sunday, Jan 24, 2016
Our monthly social! This month, we’re making ice cream sundaes and playing food-themed games.
Saturday, Jan 23, 2016
Do you dream of having a fleet of robot friends? How about your very own Twitter bot to delight you and do your bidding? This is the workshop for you.
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Learn to make glitchy post effects for games, VR, installations, experiments and self-gratification.
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015
Our monthly social! This month, we’re playing games.
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
This special edition Video Chuck Party will feature FMV and Let’s Plays screening highlighting interactive works and/or performance gaming by Dames Making Games members.
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
Our 2nd annual Halloween party and arcade! Greasy grub, candy and confections, carnival attractions–and frightening games by dames ‘n’ friends.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Interested in learning to create 3D assets for games? Want to get an introduction to the complete pipeline in Maya? This is the workshop series for you!
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
We’re busting out the pipe cleaners, paint, and pumpkins. Come help us turn Bento Miso into a dread carnival!
Monday, Sep 28, 2015
Curious about tabletop games? Join Rachel for a night spent playing a wacky and sinister supervillain, regaling one another with stories of how you Almost Got The Hero That One Time. Beginner friendly.
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015
- Sunday, Sep 27, 2015
Our ninth member game jam! The grim season is our inspiration.
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015
An introduction to the fun and easy-to-use game-making tool PICO-8, followed by an afternoon jam.
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015
Join us for a picnic social at Trinity Bellwoods Park–dames, board games, food and friends!
Sunday, Aug 9, 2015
Make a flashy programmable Infinity Mirror! This workshop serves as a great intro to Arduino and goes through the entire process of creating an LED flashing mirror of illusions for you to take home and keep hacking away on once the workshop is over.
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015
Our monthly social, featuring three women talking about their game projects, socializing and snacks! This month, Agnès Roche, Yifat Shaik and Emma Burkeitt present work on various game projects.
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015
Join some of the creators of this rad new book, featuring love, sex and dating stories of over 50 different women from all walks of life, in prose and comic form.
Friday, Jul 17, 2015
Celebrate the launch of Videogames for Humans with us! Editor merritt kopas will introduce the book, followed by readings with contributors.
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Get a sneak peek at the games made during our eight member jam GYM JAM! Playtest, provide feedback and high five the dames.
Friday, May 29, 2015
- Sunday, May 31, 2015
Our eighth member game jam! Let’s make some strange sportsy games in two days flat.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Get out from behind your screen and throw some axes + drink beer with yr fave dames!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A pre-jam info session for our upcoming game jam GYM JAM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
A special comics-themed edition of our monthly social. Hear presentations followed by the launch of Jenn Woodall’s FIGHT! zine!
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015
Join us for our monthly evening of coworking, project check-ins and commiseration!
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to make rad art and animated screenshots to hype your game.
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
Join Bento Miso and DMG members for an evening of coworking, project check-ins, and workshopping!
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
We’re gonna watch some old Hulk Hogan matches. And talk about the ways that western morality, and perhaps all morality, is contingent on ever-manipulated allowances of public approval. Lecture with Jetta Rae.
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015
Our monthly social, featuring guest speakers, Feb Fatale talks and an arcade! Part of the Vector Festival of Games and New Media Art.
To know pinball is to understand the way America romanticizes the dehumanization of women and othering of non-white cultures to justify a legacy of colonization and cultural appropriation.
Lecture with Jetta Rae.
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Be the first to play the games of KILLER INTERFACES and support Dames traveling to the Game Developers Conference! Beer + games + lasers + more.
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Yes, you too can do journalism! Citizen journalism is helping us hold institutional power accountable in ways not thought possible before. Lecture with Jetta Rae.
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
Has the internet made zines more necessary or less necessary in our current socio-economic climate? Talk followed by hands-on zinemaking workshop.
Lecture with Jetta Rae.
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
- Sunday, Feb 8, 2015
Our seventh member game jam! Plot around the theme of killer interfaces and make a game in two days flat.
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
Our monthly social, featuring Susan Blight, Soha Kareem and Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée!
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
Talk shop, life, and games with your dames over a cozy brunch! Waffle bar, games, and libations just before the holidays.
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
Have you used other gamemaking tools but want to learn how to use Unity? New to game making and want to try out a popular game-making engine? This is the workshop for you!
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
Our monthly social, featuring dames talking about their game projects.
Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Play Halloween-themed and spooky video games, drink craft beers and creepy cocktails, and eat delicious grub from local vendors!
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Learn the foundations of making music and sound effects for games using affordable tools.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
Our monthly social, this time featuring games made during our fall game jam, Ad Hoctober.
We’re busting out the pipe cleaners, paint, and pumpkins. Come help us turn Bento Miso into a creepy house of terror for the Spookcade!
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Explore tools and techniques for bringing the artistic vision of your game to life, with an emphasis on approaching 2D and 3D art so that it complements your game’s design.
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Do you have a weird and great idea for a dating sim or a visual novel? Want to explore a new interactive medium to tell YOUR stories? Are you an artist or a writer who loves games, but doesn’t know where to start? Join comic artist Kim Hoang for a workshop on building your own dating sim.
Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
We’ll cover core concepts like if/else statements and booleans, learn how to think like a programmer, and look under the hood of a few visual editors.
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
- Sunday, Oct 5, 2014
Our fall game jam! Get a team together or go solo, and jam on a game for 48 hours.
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
This workshop will equip you with a broad understanding of the foundational principles of play and a holistic view of game design as an expressive tool.
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
We are very excited to collaborate with F#unctional Toronto to welcome the experienced and enthusiastic trainer and speaker Andrea Magnorsky, to lead a session on F# for games development.
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
New to game-making and don’t know where to start? Just want to see what else is out there? Learn about software tools for game development, then get hands-on with experienced mentors.
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
Turn your love of video games, comics, movies, and pop geek culture into paying work! With panelists Hope Nicholson, Sam Maggs, Stephanie Cooke, and Soha Kareem.
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
Speakers + socializing! Hear from Sarah Anne Drew (Every1Games), Karen Collins (Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Sound) and catch up with your dames.
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
Does the identity and embodiment of the game designer matter? Does the identity and style of embodiment of the player matter? How can we use these parts of ourselves to design better, more compelling, more transformative games for social justice?
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
Our monthly speaker socials highlight the work of amazing dames in Toronto’s game-making community! Our summer social features Julivewire jammers and their wearable/hardware controllers. Come see and play games that incorporate (actual) baby steps, high fives, knitting needles, stuffed puppies, and a blanket controller.
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
New to game-making and don’t know where to start? In a rut with your tool of choice and want to see what else is out there? Cecily Carver will introduce some of the tools that are most popular with DMG members, and show examples of games made with each.
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014
- Sunday, Jul 6, 2014
Our fifth member game jam! Whip out your pliers and alligator clips, and make new controllers for a game you’ve made, or join a team to make a new game with a physical component!
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014
Through an introduction to the Lilypad Arduino platform, participants will learn to create sensors out of simple materials such as conductive thread and fabric. With just these components, one can design games where physical touch or movement are central game mechanics.
Monday, Jun 23, 2014
Participating in Julivewire? Form a team, chat with hardware and software peeps, solidify your game plan!
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
Our monthly speaker socials highlight the work of amazing dames in Toronto’s game-making community!
Saturday, May 31, 2014
For the May edition of Dames Playing Games, we’re going to be playing and discussing games that feature choice (or the illusion of choice) as a primary game play mechanic.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014
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