Announcing the nominations for the 2022 Gayming Awards, Life is Strange: True Colors and Boyfriend Dungeon lead the pack with a combined total of four nominations each.

In addition to awards for industry diversity, the most authentic LGBTQ+ representation, the most popular LGBTQ+ streamer, and many other categories are recognized at the Gayming Awards.

It was such a success that the awards’ category list has been expanded to include comic books, esports, and tabletop gaming. Winners will be announced on April 25 at the Troxy Theatre in London, hosted by gaming presenter Julia Hardy.


The following is the complete list of nominees for the Gayming Awards in 2022:

Gayming Awards 2022 Game of the Year Nominees:
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Psychonauts
  • Unpacking
Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award Nominees:
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Metroid Dread
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Sable
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Gayming Awards Industry Diversity Award Nominees:
  • I Need Diverse Games
  • London Gaymers
  • Ukie’s #RaiseTheGame pledge
  • Women in Games International
Gayming Awards Authentic Representation Award Nominees:
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Unpacking
  • Unsighted
Gayming Awards Best LGBTQ Character Award Nominees:
  • Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Helmut Fullbear & Bob Zanotto, Psychonauts 2
  • Steph Gingrich, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Meredith Weiss, Lake

Gayming Awards Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award Nominees:
  • A Year Of Spring
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Lake
  • Sword of the Necromancer
  • Unpacking
  • When The Night Comes
LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award Nominees:
LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Award Nominees:

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment Nominees:
  • DC Pride #1
  • Killer Queens
  • The Pride Omnibus
  • X-Factor #10
LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award Nominees:
  • Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go Again
  • The House Doesn’t Always Win
  • Thirsty Sword Lesbians
  • Wanderhome
Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports Nominees:
  • Amanda Stevens
  • Cloud9 White Valorant Team
  • Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association [CMSA]
  • Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson

You can cast your vote for the two public voting categories, which are Streamer of the Year and the Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award, on the Gayming Awards’ website.