Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00am - Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7:00pm
DMG Workshop • At the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street)
Our annual noir-themed game jam, set in the dead of winter, with a cyberpunk bent.
Come create a small game that redirects cyberpunk’s political cynicism, queers its aesthetics, and centres the genre’s potential anti-colonial and anti-capitalist power. Explore narratives and mechanics that utilize cyberpunk’s transgressive and rebellious themes – and throw off regressive, harmful and boring tropes. Deploy ancient technology.
On Saturday, a lunchtime workshop with Gaby Aveiro-Ojeda will offer an opportunity to dig deeper into the connection between cyberpunk and transgression, explore examples of cyberpunk narratives, and discuss ways to effectively challenge the genre with feedback and discussion about your ideas.
WHAT: 48 hours creating a game redefining cyberpunk.
WHO: DMG members. Work in a team or solo.
WHEN: All weekend Feb 24-25. We keep our jams to reasonable hours – 10am-6pm but you may stay late if you wish. Optional show & tell (invite your pals) Sunday 6-7pm.
Want to join the workshop and participate in this jam, but are not able to come to our HQ? Please register a Member Livestream / Remote ticket!
Jam participants will have an opportunity to showcase their games at our annual FEB FATALE party in the spring.
We’ll supply work space, wi-fi, transit funds and computers/headsets as needed.
Coffee, tea and lunch will be also be provided. Be sure to note any dietary restrictions in your member profile so that we can do our best to accommodate.
Watch Gaby’s Damage Camp talk, Mending Technology for inspiration:
Mending Technology – Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda from Dames Making Games on Vimeo.
If you have them, bring your laptop and power cable. If not – that's okay, we have loaners.
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