Life Is Strange: True Colors wins big at the Gayming Awards 2022

While Resident Evil Village takes the Readers' Award.

Life Is Strange: True Colors snapped up the Game of the Year award along with two more trophies at The Gayming Awards 2022 last night.

The awards, presented by Gaymingmag.com, celebrate LGBTQ+ video games and the people behind them. The ceremony was presented from the Troxy Theatre in London, and streamed live on Twitch.

Along with the official Game of the Year and Reader’s Awards, categories at the Gayming Awards include the Best LGBTQ+ Character, the Industry Diversity award, the Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports, and more. 

With the full list of winners confirmed, we’ve included the full Gayming Awards 2022 winners below.

The Gayming Awards 2022 winners

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© Deck Nine

Game of the Year – Sponsored by PlayStation

Winner: Life Is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Nominees:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Psychonauts 2 – Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam and Humble Games

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – Sponsored by EA

Winner: Resident Evil Village – Capcom

Nominees:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Metroid Dread – MercurySteam/Nintendo
  • Resident Evil Village – Capcom
  • Sable – Shedworks/Raw Fury
  • Shin Megami Tensei V – SEGA
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania – Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio/SEGA
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles – Capcom

Gayming Icon Award – Sponsored by Facebook Gaming

Winner: Tanya DePass

Industry Diversity Award – Sponsored by Hangar 13 and 2K

Winner: Ukie’s #RaiseTheGame pledge

Nominees:

  • I Need Diverse Games 
  • London Gaymers 
  • Ukie’s #RaiseTheGame pledge
  • Women in Games International 

Authentic Representation Award – Sponsored by Marvelous Europe

Winner: Life Is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Nominees:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games
  • Life Is Strange: True Colours – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam and Humble Games
  • Unsighted – Studio Pixel Punk and Humble Games

Best LGBTQ Character Award – Sponsored by Rocksteady

Winner: Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Nominees:

  • Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Helmut Fullbear & Bob Zanotto, Psychonauts 2 – Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios
  • Steph Gingrich, Life Is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine/Square Enix
  • Meredith Weiss, Lake – Gamious/Whitethorn Digital

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award – Sponsored by Xbox

Winner: Unpacking – Witch Beam and Humble Games

Nominees:

  • A Year of Springs – npckc
  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox
  • Lake – Gamious/Whitethorn Digital
  • Sword of the Necromancer – Grimorio of Games
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam and Humble Games
  • When The Night Comes – Lunaris Games

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year – Sponsored by Twitch

Winner: Aimsey

Nominees:

  • Aimsey
  • BlizzB3ar
  • CriticalBard
  • Eevoh
  • Eret
  • Nihachu
  • ReadySetBen
  • RekItRaven
  • Sammy M Jay
  • Shaaba and Jamie
  • Shawn
  • Toph

LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Class of ’22 – Sponsored by Twitch

Winners: 

  • It’s Me Holly
  • cruuuunchy
  • CoderGirlChan
  • AwkwardishPanda
  • LuciaEverblack
  • Luke_Boogie

Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports – Sponsored by Esports Technologies Inc

Winner: Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson

Nominees:

  • Amanda Stevens
  • Cloud9 White Valorant Team 
  • Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association [CMSA] 
  • Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson

LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award – Sponsored by It Gets Better UK

Winner: Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go Again – Jack Dixon

Nominees:

  • Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go Again – Jack Dixon
  • The House Doesn’t Always Win – Michael ‘Wheels’ Whelan
  • Thirsty Sword Lesbians – Evil Hat Productions
  • Wanderhome – Possum Creek Games

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment – Sponsored by Square Enix

Winner: The Pride Omnibus – ComiXology / Dark Horse Comics

Nominees:

  • DC Pride #1 – DC Comics
  • Killer Queens – David Booher / Dark Horse Comics
  • The Pride Omnibus – ComiXology / Dark Horse Comics
  • X-Factor #10 – Leah Williams / Marvel
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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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