There are already a good number of video game awards. D.I.C.E, BAFTA, Game Awards to name a few. However, another one will begin taking place in 2021: The Gayming Awards. Established by the Gayming magazine; a publication aimed at LQBTQ+ gamers. As well as the magazine, the event will be supported by Ukie, Out Making Games, and Games London. And will take place in London in February 2021.
How will these awards differ from those pre-existing? Well, as the name implies, the awards will be LGBTQ+ focused. With judges and presenters from the community providing awards and recognition for games representing LGBTQ+ people.
“The Awards set out to celebrate the achievements of the global gaming industry in representing and championing the LGBTQ world through video games.”Gayming Magazine
We will see awards in the following categories:
Authentic Representation Award
Best LGBTQ Character
Best LGBTQ Narrative
Best LGBTQ Indie Game
Best LGBTQ Streamer
Industry Diversity Award
Special Recognition Award
Gayming Magazine Readers Award
We will see the first nominations announced in December for these categories, and we look forward to seeing the results from the LGBTQ+ community in 2021.
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