Pixelles Game Incubator

The game incubator is a free, eight-week workshop series designed to help twelve gender-marginalized people make their first game. Whether it’s a platformer, walking simulator, educational game, historical drama, each participant will make any game their heart desires. We will select participants of different talents and experiences to make their first game with us. At the end of the program, participants will get to show their game to our amazing community in a game showcase.

The 2021 edition will be entirely online (participants must be in Quebec, Canada), but the final showcase may be in-person (in Montreal) if the health situation allows it. The sessions will be held in French. However, our coordinators also speak English and can support you if this is your language preference.

Applications for the Game Incubator IX are now closed.

Have you ever wanted to make a game but didn’t know where to start or how to make one? Whether you’re an artist, writer, chemist, chef, mother, student, sound engineer, dancer, etc., you should join us because you can make a game! No programming or previous games experience required!

When & Where
What to Expect
Info Session
Frequently Asked Questions

When & Where:

The Game Incubator IX will be entirely online. The final showcase may be in-person (in Montreal) if the health situation allows it, but will be held online if not.

Applications will open on August 10th, 2021.

The sessions will take place on Wednesday evening (6 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday afternoon (1 pm to 5 pm) from October 6th to November 27th, 2021.

What to expect during the program:

  • Attend once a week for a 3-hour session with a guest instructor.
  • Join the Saturday work session and get help from our group of mentors.
  • Participate in optional workshops to help you get started with game making tools.
  • Explore game making tools and applications (many that don’t require programming).
  • Get feedback on your game’s progress from peers and mentors.
  • Make your game in a helpful, friendly atmosphere!

Info Session

Here is last year’s info session summary! See our FAQ for more information.

How much work is this?

Outside of each session, participants are expected to work on their game and any assignments. You’ll need to set aside extra time every week to work on your own. Based on past incubators, we recommend at least 6 hours per week, which can include the optional work sessions. At the end of the program, we’ll have a big showcase to present your game to the public!


Applications for the PGI9 are now closed.

Join us next year.

Frequently asked questions!

Read the FAQ.

About Pixelles
Pixelles is a non-profit initiative committed to helping more people make and change games. We're based in Montreal, and have already succeeded in building a supportive community of game creators, both hobbyist and professional.

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