Textile Game Controllers Workshops

These workshops are created by Dames Making Games, game:play Lab, and the Social Body Lab

This project Textile Game Controllers Workshops consists of a series of workshops in partnership with Dames Making Games (DMG) Toronto and the game:play Lab.

These workshops aim to share and educate members of the greater DMG community on how to use e-textile materials to fabricate their own game controllers. Each workshop shares a new construction skill that participants use to expand on their knowledge and ability to create bespoke controllers.

This series contains five workshops and culminates in a three-day-long remote game jam:

  • Intro to Textile Game Controllers, November 14, 2018
  • Body-Centric Game Controllers, March 27, 2019
  • Wearable Game Controllers, October 30, 2019
  • Stitch and Stuff, November 26, 2019
  • Fun with Felting, January 15, 2020
  • Textile Game Controllers Jam, May 30, June 6, June 11, 2020

In these workshops, we shared how to use e-textile material to fabricate: digital switches, analog sensors, digital switches placed on the body, and hardware only games.

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grant.