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

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Friday, September 7


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

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Creating with NFC

Physical Worlds & Magical Interactions

Meeting Room 12pm – 5pm

Alenn Predko

Exploring Weird Unity for Artists and Beginners

DMG Workshop10am – 1pm

Sagan Yee

User Interface Design

Aesthetic Functionality

Meeting Room 111am – 1pm

Tabby Rose Nate Davis

Body Language in Games

Lessons from Animation and Acting

Meeting Room 15pm – 7pm

Leisha-Marie Riddel

The Collisions of Shadow of the Colossus

Deconstructing Sorcery

DMG Workshop1pm – 4pm

Ahmed Elgoni

Material Mayhem!

Intermediate Shaders and Materials in Unity and Unreal

DMG Workshop4pm – 6pm

Greg Puzniak


Saturday, September 8


$95 / $35 DMG members

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You Need the Community

Creating a Game Design Workshop for Indigenous Youth

Meagan Byrne Travis Mercredi Gabrielle Hughes Yifat Shaik

Cross-Pollinated Pixels

Cultural Exchange Between Games and Experimental Film

Daniel McIntyre

Mending Technology

Reimagining Technology Through Brujeria 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

Keynote Address


Claudia Cornali-Motta


Friday, September 7 – Saturday, September 8


Free and open to the public

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