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.
If the situation allows it, the 2022 edition will be held in person on Wednesday evening in Montreal, with additional Saturday sessions online. The Wednesday and Saturday sessions are part of the same program and the same participants will attend both. Note that it will also not be possible to attend the Wednesday sessions remotely and that they will not be recorded. The sessions will be held in English. However, our coordinators also speak French and can support you if this is your language preference.
Applications for the Game Incubator X will be open from July 11th to August 5th (EXTENDED DEALINE), 2022.
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!
Wednesday sessions: Unity Montreal office
Saturday sessions: online
The sessions will take place on Wednesday evening (6 pm to 9 pm, in-person) and Saturday afternoon (1 pm to 5 pm online) from September 7th to October 29th, 2022. Participants will attend both Wednesday and Saturday sessions.
- 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!
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!
Read the FAQ.