Dames making games at Ryerson
By Richa Syal and Truman Kwan
The question is not whether a game is feminist or not, but rather what does the game do and how is it useful or interesting to feminist projects, said Merritt Kopas to a room of roughly 40 male and female faculty and students at the Transmedia Zone on Thursday, March 19.
Kopas, a member of the collective Dames Making Games spoke about the work women and the queer community are doing in games and challenged a progressive approach to what games should look like.
Dames Making Games in a not-for-profit organization founded in Toronto in 2012 and aims to highlight the achievements and stories of Toronto-based game makers and provide a community and venue for those who want to explore playing, critiquing and creating games.
The interactive workshop was the final series of the Hacking the Culture Speaker Series with the Ryerson Studio for Media Activism & Critical Thought.