Drama recognized for its LGBTQ inclusive storytelling
The past weekend saw the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) organization hold its 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony. Emanating out of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California, the event recognized positive contributions toward the LGBTQ community via the medium of film, print, music, TV, and other forms of entertainment.
Among the 30 categories featured on the big night was the GLAAD award for “Outstanding Video Game,” which was taken home by the Deck Nine-developed, Square Enix-published interactive drama Life is Strange: True Colors, which launched on PC and console platforms in September 2021. The latest entry in the much-loved adventure series was recognized for its inclusive cast of characters and open approach to LGBTQ matters — themes that have become a core element for the LiS series as a whole.
The runner-up nominations included Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games), Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft), The Gardener and the Wild Vines (Finite Reflection Studios), Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab), Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios), Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (ManaVoid Entertainment/Skybound Games), Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft), Unpacking (Witch Beam/Humble Games), and finally Unsighted (Studio Pixel Punk/Humble Games).
Other wins on the night included “Outstanding Documentary” Changing the Game (Hulu), “Outstanding New TV Series” Hacks (HBO Max), “Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series” It’s A Sin (HBO Max), “Outstanding Magazine Coverage” The Advocate, and a tie for “Outstanding Reality Program” by RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) and We’re Here (HBO).
You can check out the full list of winners over on the official 33rd GLAAD Media Awards press release.
Life is Strange: True Colors is available now on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia. It will also arrive on the Xbox Game Pass service next week.