Official GLAAD Media Awards Category - Outstanding Video Game

Outstanding Video Game

Given to a video game with outstanding LGBTQ-inclusive content. Award is given for an interactive experience that includes authentic and impactful LGBTQ characters or storylines. Judging will take into consideration the degree to which the LGBTQ-inclusive content is effectively woven into gameplay, including player agency and the world itself. Receives Award: Award is given to the video game. Developers or publishers may accept.

Eligibility Rules:

  1. The video game must be publicly released in its final general release form in the United States on or before December 31, 2018.
  2. If released prior to January 1, 2018, the video game must contain substantial new first-party content publicly released for the game between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, where the new content is the subject of consideration.
  3. The video game must contain LGBTQ-inclusive content that is revealed either in the game itself or through official canon by means of alternate media.
  4. The video game must be designed for use on at least one of the following platforms: a video game console, a handheld system, a computer running Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS, a commercial game network, a smartphone, a tablet, or a web browser.