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Life is Strange: True Colors wins Game of the Year at Gayming Awards 2022

Deck Nine and Square Enix's title was the big winner of the evening, receiving three trophies

The Gayming Awards 2022 took place last night, with Life is Strange: True Colors winning the coveted Game of the Year trophy.

Deck Nine and Square Enix's title also won two other awards: Authentic Representation and Best LGBTQ Character, for its protagonist Alex Chen.

Other winners included Resident Evil Village, which took home the Gayming Magazine Readers' Award, and Unpacking, which won the Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award.

Tanya DePass, streamer, producer, creative director, journalist and I Need Diverse Games founder, won the Gayming Icon award, which is given to "an individual that has significantly contributed to furthering the status and increasing the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in the gaming industry."

The Industry Diversity Award went to UKIE for its Raise the Game pledge.

Here's the full list of winners from the Gayming Awards 2022, with the ceremony available to rewatch on the publication's Twitch channel:

  • Game of the Year: Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Gayming Magazine Readers' Award: Resident Evil Village
  • Industry Diversity Award: Ukie's #RaiseTheGame pledge
  • Authentic Representation Award: Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Best LGBTQ Character Award: Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award: Unpacking
  • LGBTQ Streamer of the Year: Aimsey
  • Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment: The Pride Omnibus
  • Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports: Emi "CaptainFluke" Donaldson
  • Gayming Icon: Tanya DePass
  • LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Class of 2022: ItsMeHollyy, Cruuuunchy, CoderGirlChan, LuciaEverblack, Luke_Boogie, Trish Olson
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Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016 at B2B magazine MCV. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.