Toronto Media Arts Centre

Feb Fatale 6: Killing Cyberpunk

February 23–24

Dames Making Games

In DMG Workshop

DMG’s annual noir-themed game jam, set in the dead of winter, with a cyberpunk bent.

Come create a small game that redirects cyberpunk’s political cynicism, queers its aesthetics, and centres the genre’s potential anti-colonial and anti-capitalist power. Explore narratives and mechanics that utilize cyberpunk’s transgressive and rebellious themes – and throw off regressive, harmful and boring tropes. Deploy ancient technology.

On Saturday, a lunchtime workshop with Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda will offer an opportunity to dig deeper into the connection between cyberpunk and transgression, explore examples of cyberpunk narratives, and discuss ways to effectively challenge the genre with feedback and discussion about your ideas.