2014-11-16

Girls Make Games Too: A Chat with Dames Making Games - Toronto Standard Toronto Standard

Girls Make Games Too: A Chat with Dames Making Games - Toronto Standard Toronto Standard:



"Toronto’s Dames Making Games, the city’s only women-oriented game creation organization, recently celebrated their one year anniversary at the end of last month. It’s been a year full of incubators, game jams, socials, and, of course, mentoring young women on how to make their own games. Dames Making Games was born out of TIFF Nexus’ 2011 program “The Difference Engine Initiative,” a six-week program with the Hand Eye Society that took young women who had never made games before and taught them how create them. Co-founder Cecily Carver was one of these participants and, even though there were no plans to continue the program after six weeks, she wanted to share the knowledge that she gained from it with other women. And so Dames Making Games was born."