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Cult of the Lamb wins Game of the Year at Gayming Awards 2023

The ceremony also recognised the work of Ashly Burch and awarded her the Gayming Icon Award

The winners of the third annual Gayming Awards were revealed last night, with Cult of the Lamb winning Game of the Year.

The ceremony, which took place in New York yesterday, crowned Ashly Burch as this year's Gayming Icon, which is an award given to an individual "in recognition of their contribution to the LGBTQ community within gaming by giving voice to so many LGBTQ characters," Gayming Magazine explained.

The Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award 2023 went to Blue Twelve Studio's Stray, while the Best LGBTQ+ Indie Game Award was awarded to Studio Drydock's Wylde Flowers.

The publication's Authentic Representation Award also recognised the work of Northway Games with I Was a Teenage Exocolonist.

Here's the full list of winners of the Gayming Awards 2023:

  • Game of the Year Award: Cult of the Lamb – Devolver Digital & Massive Monster
  • Gayming Magazine Readers' Award: Stray – Annapurna Interactive & Blue Twelve Studio
  • Gayming Icon Award: Ashly Burch
  • Best LGBTQ+ Indie Game Award: Wylde Flowers – Studio Drydock
  • LGBTQ+ Streamer of the Year Award: DragTrashly
  • LGBTQ+ Streamer Rising Star Class of '23: BetweenTwoGays (Jayce & Ryan)
  • Authentic Representation Award: I Was a Teenage Exocolonist – Northway Games & Finji
  • Best LGBTQ+ Character Award: Lor – New Tales from the Borderlands – Gearbox & 2K
  • Industry Diversity Award: Glitch
  • Best LGBTQ+ Contribution to Esports Award: XSET
  • Best LGBTQ+ Tabletop Game of the Year Award: Adventuring with Pride – A Queero’s Journey – Jack Dixon
  • Best LGBTQ+ Comic Book Moment Award: Young Men in Love – Joe Glass and Matt Miner (editors) & A Wave Blue World

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Marie Dealessandri: Marie joined in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.
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