For everyone who loves & makes games

A conference celebrating Toronto’s uniquely diverse and collaborative games community!

Two days filled with games, workshops and amazing talks from game designers, developers, writers, producers and artists carving a path for themselves and a community.

September 7-8, 2018 • Toronto Media Arts Centre • 32 Lisgar Street

🎉 Opening party September 7, 8 p.m. (free!)


Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9

$65 each / $35 with conference pass / $25 DMG members

Creating with NFC

Physical Worlds & Magical Interactions

Meeting Room 1Sunday, September 9 • 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Alenn Predko

User Interface Design

Aesthetic Functionality

DMG WorkshopSunday, September 9 • 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Tabby Rose Nate Davis

Intro to Tabletop RPGs

Gamma SpaceSaturday, September 8 • 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Shel Kahn

Building a Mystery

Tiny 2D Point and Click Adventures in Unity

Meeting Room 1Saturday, September 8 • 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Gillian Blekkenhorst


Prototyping Game Design

DMG WorkshopSaturday, September 8 • 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Emily Care Boss Epidiah Ravachol

Exploring Weird Unity for Artists and Beginners

DMG WorkshopFriday, September 7 • 10:00am – 1:00pm

Sagan Yee

Material Mayhem!

Intermediate Shaders and Materials in Unity and Unreal

DMG WorkshopFriday, September 7 • 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Greg Puzniak

Body Language in Games

Lessons from Animation and Acting

Meeting Room 1Friday, September 7 • 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Leisha-Marie Riddel


Saturday, September 8


$95 / $35 DMG members

You Need the Community

Creating a Game Design Workshop for Indigenous Youth

Meagan Byrne

Cross-Pollinated Pixels

Cultural Exchange Between Games and Experimental Film

Daniel McIntyre

Mending Technology

Reimagining Technology Through Brujería and Ancestral Teachings

Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda

This Team Sucks

The Inevitable Failure State of Toxic Masculinity

Nicolas Barrière-Kucharski

Collaboration & Communication

It's Cool!

Priscilla Snow

Building Ethical Tech

Why empathy isn't enough

Claudia Cornali-Motta


Friday, September 7 – Saturday, September 8


Free and open to the public

  1. Project JVR Mermaid Heavy Industries
  2. Welcome to New Lux Plaza Sagan Yee
  3. floWell Karlo Feliciano
  4. □■□■□ The Solitary Confinement of an Original Musical Genius □■□■□■□ Xavier Ekkel
  5. Sokodice Lee Tran
  6. Domovoy Level Playing Feels
  7. Without A Roof Karen Vanderborght
  8. Sync Eleanor Chan
  9. Meateor! Max Lander
  10. Fortune Tasker Alenn Predko Nadine Lessio
  11. Dating Pool: A card game about, well... dating! Joel Burgess Julieta Colás
  12. Boyfriend Dungeon Kitfox Games
  13. Arithmagic Shahrin Khan
  14. Memory Blocks Ghoulnoise
  15. Quench Axon Interactive
  16. The Unfathomable Anthology Unfathomable Siblinghood
  17. Sol Hemochroma Aether Interactive
  18. A Summer with the Shiba Inu Quill Studios


The Toronto Media Arts Centre is a 30,000 square foot centre for film, video, games, and community in the heart of West Queen West – home to arts nonprofits including Dames Making Games!

🗺 32 Lisgar Street

♿️ Barrier-free, accessible space

🚗 Parking in the building

🚃 Queen St West @ Abell St

⤴️ Directions and more info