TikTok and Gayming have joined forces once more, with the leading destination for short-form mobile video joining on as Official Media Partner powering the overall viewing experience of the Gayming Awards 2024. Plus, they will be powering up the Best LGBTQ Indie Game category with mentorship and advertising credits being given to all the shortlisted nominees.
The world of LGBTQ+ gaming only continues to grow, but it wouldn’t be anywhere without the monumental work put in by indie games and their developers. TikTok creators from around the world know that too, with more and more influencers broadening their horizons and sharing their favourite indie games on the massively popular platform.
The Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award acknowledges the best indie game made by an independent developer that is focused on telling an LGBTQ story, or heavily features an LGBTQ element.
For the purposes of this award, Gayming defines an ‘indie game’ as a game developed by an independent developer who is an individual or small group that is not owned by another company that makes games.
Alongside several other categories, the Best LGBTQ Indie Game will be chosen by the public and then shortlisted by judges. The six nominees will also receive support from TikTok with mentorship on marketing their indie game plus advertising credits to power up their game’s advertising.
Last year our Best LGBTQ Indie Game category was stacked, with standout games like Wylde Flowers, ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area, We Are OFK, Butterfly Soup 2, SIGNALIS, and Arcade Spirit: The New Challengers. Wylde Flowers nabbed that win, but it was close, oh so close.
There have been so many great indie games out this year, from Desta: The Memories Between to Love Shore. If you have a favourite you’d like to nominate, check out the nomination page for the Best LGBTQ Indie Game now.
And if you’d like to find out more about the categories and nomination process, head on over to the official Gayming Awards 2024 page.