June 5 - 26, 2021

Live every Saturday 2-3:30PM EST

A month of workshops, panels and discussions about fostering financial stability for our community in Toronto and across Canada. We'll be hosting four Saturday afternoon session in order to empower our community to find the best paths to support us all independently making games and interactive technology.

Every Saturday in June, 2-3:30PM EST live public streamed talks followed by community discussion on our event Discord server 3:30-5:00PM(ish).

Register for access to the Discord where there will be spaces for questions with our speakers, and connections/brainstorming with the community. Text, Voice, Video (however you are most comfortable at the time!)

June 05

Defining Social Impact

June 12

Exploring Avenues for Financial Sustainability

June 19

Legal Primer for Games Workers

June 26

Incorporating as a Studio: When, How, Why?

Defining Social Impact

Izzie Colpitts-Campbell

Damage Labs

Jennie Robinson Faber

Damage Labs

Kaitlyn Tremblay

Damage Labs

Exploring Avenues for Financial Sustainability

Allison Cole

Soft Chaos

Susan Shu Chang

Quill Game Studios

Shel Kahn

Santo Aveiro-Ojeda

Brujeria @ Werk

Legal Primer for Games Workers

Alexandria Chun

Spark LLC

Incorporating as a Studio: When, How, Why?

Emily Flynn-Jones

Killjoy Games

Helen Cheng

Natalie Zina Walschots


We built DMG together as an alternative space for Toronto game designers on the margins to find solidarity, tools for survival, peer support – and a place of our own to have fun and create games freely.

Eight years on, we’re wondering: What happens if we start to deploy our collective power to permanently undermine the harmful assumptions, practices, and social and cultural barriers to broad inclusion of identities and ideas in indie and mainstream games?

Damage Camp is a space to explore how our community – structurally marginalized artists, collectives, technologists, and DIY creators working in play – can do damage to the systems that keep our voices out of tech and game spaces.

Join us for a day of frank and practical discussion about breaking down broken ways of making games, taking action, repairing tools and platforms, and caring for one another through it all.