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Life is Strange: True Colors Wins Big at Gayming Awards 2022

Gayming Magazine, the world’s first LGBTQ video game website, hosted its second annual Gayming Awards on April 25, 2022. The magazine, based in the UK, seeks to recognize “LGBTQ+ video gaming and queer geek culture.” They celebrate diversity and inclusivity globally within games and interactive media.

The 2022 Gayming Awards were presented and streamed live on Twitch from the Troxy Theater in London. Finally, this year marks the first the awards have expanded beyond video games to recognize streamers, tabletop games, and comics.

A panel of diverse judges determines the Gayming Awards winners. The Game of the Year Nominees included Boyfriend Dungeon, Life is Strange: True Colors, Psychonauts 2, and Unpacking. Life is Strange: True Colors, now available on Game Pass, took the top spot. It also earned wins for Best LGBTQ Character for its lead, Alex Chen, and the Authentic Representation Award.

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Readers could vote for their favorite game in the Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award. Resident Evil Village fended off competition from games like Sable, Metroid Dread, and Forza Horizon 5 to win big.

For a full list of nominees, check out the list at Gayming Magazine. Winners are listed down below.

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Photo Credit: Gayming Magazine

Game of the Year

Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

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Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award

Resident Evil Village – Capcom

Gayming Icon Award

Tanya DePass

Industry Diversity Award

Ukie’s #RaiseTheGame pledge

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Authentic Representation Award

Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Best LGBTQ Character Award

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

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award

Unpacking – Witch Beam and Humble Games

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LGBTQ Streamer of the Year

Aimsey

LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Class of ’22

It’s Me Holly
cruuuunchy
CoderGirlChan
AwkwardishPanda
LuciaEverblack
Luke_Boogie

Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports

Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson

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LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award

Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go Again – Jack Dixon

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment

The Pride Omnibus – ComiXology/Dark Horse Comics

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Written by Casey David Muir-Taylor

Casey grew up in the deep south but now resides in the Midwest. He is a fan of JRPGs, survival horror, and story-driven games and believes video games offer the best form of escapism. He is a freelance writer and social media manager.

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