2022 Gayming Awards Winners: The Full List

The 2022 Gayming Awards winners have been announced, with Life is Strange: True Colors beating out Boyfriend Dungeon, Psychonauts and Unpacking for Game of the Year.

The winners of the first-ever live gaming awards were announced on April 25 via a stream from London’s Troxy Theater. The night’s biggest winner was Life is Strange: True Colors, which triumphed in all three categories in which it was nominated. consisting of “Game of the Year”, “Authentic Depiction” and “Best LGBTQ Character”.

There were 11 categories in total, recognizing a selection of video games, tabletop games, comic books and esports players who championed diversity and inclusivity around the world in 2022. Additionally, Tanya DePass received the Gayming Icon Award in recognition of the positive impact the author and activist has brought to the LGBTQ community in gaming.

Ahead of the event, Gayming Magazine also added six streamers to its Rising Star class, new for 2022. The streamers were chosen to be part of this prestigious new class because they have all “made incredible strides in their streaming careers over the past year and have made significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ world in gaming.”

“It was a great honor to celebrate these amazing creatives tonight,” said Robin Gray, CEO and Founder of Gayming Magazine and the Gayming Awards, which originally launched as an online event in 2021. “In our second year of the award, it was important to us to once again recognize all LGBTQ representatives in the game and in the industry.”

The full list of Gayming Awards 2022 winners follows:

game of the year

  • Life is Strange: True Colors – WINNER
  • friend dungeon
  • psychonauts
  • unpacking

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award

  • Resident Evil Village – WINNER
  • friend dungeon
  • ForzaHorizon 5
  • Metroid horror
  • sable
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Super Monkey Ball banana mania
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Industry Diversity Award

  • Ukie’s Pledge #RaiseTheGame – WINNER
  • I need different games
  • London Gaymers
  • Women in Games International

Authentic Representation Award

  • Life is Strange: True Colors – WINNER
  • friend dungeon
  • unpacking
  • Invisible

Award for Best LGBTQ Character

  • Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors – WINNER
  • Helmut Fullbear & Bob Zanotto, Psychonauts 2
  • Steph Gingrich, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Meredith Weiss, See

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award

  • Unbox – WINNER
  • A year of springs
  • friend dungeon
  • lake
  • Necromancer’s Sword
  • When the night comes

LGBTQ streamer rising star class of ’22

  • ItsMeHollyy
  • Cruuuunchy
  • CoderGirlChan
  • Lucia Everblack
  • Luke_Boogie
  • Trish Olson

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year

  • Aimsey—WINNER
  • Blizz3ar
  • CriticalBard
  • Eevoh
  • Eret
  • Nihachu
  • ReadySetBen
  • RekItRaven
  • Sammy M Jay
  • Shaaba and Jamie
  • shawn
  • Toph

Best LGBTQ Comics Moment

  • The Pride Omnibus – WINNER
  • #1 DC Pride
  • Killer Queens
  • X Factor #10

LGBTQ Tabletop Game Awards

  • Adventures With Pride: Queer We Go Again – WINNER
  • The house doesn’t always win
  • Thirsty sword lesbians
  • Wanderheim

Best LGBTQ Esports Contribution

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

Top rated games of 2022

For more on the Gayming Awards’ 2022 Game of the Year, read the IGN review of Life is Strange: True Colors, which praised Deck Nine for making “the best game in the series yet.” thanks for “consistent writing for both main and supporting characters, an engaging mystery story with a good pace, useful supernatural abilities” and much more.

Another game will take the coveted top spot in the Game of the Year category when the show returns in early 2023, with the ceremony moving to New York City for the 2023 Gayming Awards: Live on Broadway. Tickets are also still available for Gayming LIVE with a 30% discount on all ticket purchases with the GaymingAwards code through April 29th.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter. 2022 Gayming Awards Winners: The Full List

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