The nominations for the 2022 Gayming Awards have been announced, with Life is Strange: True Colors and Boyfriend Dungeon leading the pack with four nominations each.
The Gayming Awards celebrate LGBTQ+ gaming with awards for industry diversity, the most authentic LGBTQ+ representation, the most popular LGBTQ+ streamer, and more.
Last year’s inaugural awards proved so successful that the category list has been expanded to include comics, esports, and tabletop gaming, with winners set to be announced on April 25 at the Troxy Theatre in London, hosted by gaming presenter Julia Hardy.
The full list of nominations for the Gayming Awards 2022 follows:
Gayming Awards 2022 Game of the Year Nominees:
Boyfriend DungeonLife is Strange: True ColorsPsychonauts Unpacking
Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award Nominees:
Boyfriend DungeonForza Horizon 5Metroid DreadResident Evil VillageSableShin Megami Tensei VSuper Monkey Ball Banana ManiaThe Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Gayming Awards Industry Diversity Award Nominees:
I Need Diverse GamesLondon GaymersUkie’s #RaiseTheGame pledgeWomen in Games International
Gayming Awards Authentic Representation Award Nominees:
Boyfriend DungeonLife is Strange: True ColorsUnpackingUnsighted
Gayming Awards Best LGBTQ Character Award Nominees:
Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True ColorsHelmut Fullbear & Bob Zanotto, Psychonauts 2Steph Gingrich, Life is Strange: True ColorsMeredith Weiss, Lake
Gayming Awards Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award Nominees:
A Year Of SpringBoyfriend DungeonLakeSword of the NecromancerUnpackingWhen The Night Comes
LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award Nominees:
AimseyBlizzB3arCriticalBardEevohEretNihachuReadySetBenRekItRavenSammy M JayShaaba and JamieShawnToph
LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Award Nominees:
Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment Nominees:
DC Pride #1Killer QueensThe Pride OmnibusX-Factor #10
LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award Nominees:
Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go AgainThe House Doesn’t Always WinThirsty Sword LesbiansWanderhome
Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports Nominees:
Amanda StevensCloud9 White Valorant TeamChicago Metropolitan Sports Association [CMSA]Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson
The two public voting categories, Streamer of the Year and the Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award can be voted for on the Gayming Awards website.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.