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2022 IGDA Global Industry Game Awards Winners Announced

27 Oct 2022

October 27, 2022 – The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) announced the recipients of the 2022 Global Industry Game Awards (GIGAs) LIVE on the IGDA YouTube Channel. The annual awards ceremony, hosted in partnership with devcom, are peer-determined awards that celebrate the contributions of individuals and discipline teams across the many facets of game development.

To fill an absence in game awards, which often value the final product over individuals and their teams who created it, IGDA created seven categories and 39 subcategories to celebrate the people involved in every aspect of a game’s creation. You can watch the full awards show here.

The 2022 IGDA Global Industry Game Awards winners are as follows: 



2D Animation – Unpacking by Witch Beam

2D Character Design – Boyfriend Dungeon by Kitfox

2D Environment Art – Unpacking by Witch Beam

3D Animation – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

3D Character Design – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

3D Environment Art – Deathloop by Arkane

Cinematography – Life is Strange: True Colors by Deck Nine

UI Art – Deathloop by Arkane

VFX – Returnal by Housemarque



Music Composition – Deathloop by Arkane

Sound Design – Returnal by Housemarque

Voice Acting – Deathloop by Arkane



Accessibility Innovation – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart by Insomniac Games

Gameplay Design – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

Level Design – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

Systems Design – Deathloop by Arkane

UI/UX – Deathloop by Arkane



Achievements in New Technology – Returnal by Housemarque

AI – Returnal by Housemarque

Audio Technology – Deathloop by Arkane

Engine Technology – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart by Insomniac Games

Gameplay Technology – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart by Insomniac Games

Graphics Technology – Forza Horizon 5 by Playground Games

Networking Technology – *TIE* Valheim by Iron Gate AB & It Takes Two by Hazelight

Systems Technology – Deathloop by Arkane



Community Management – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

Customer Support – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

Marketing – Deathloop by Arkane

Production/Management – Deathloop by Arkane

Quality Assurance – Deathloop by Arkane

Research & Analytics – Deathloop by Arkane



Dialogue – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

Narrative Design – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

Story – It Takes Two by Hazelight Studios

World Building – Returnal by Housemarque



Representation – Deathloop by Arkane

Upcoming Indie – Double Loop Games

Workplace Diversity and Inclusivity – Double Loop Games

Trust/Safety – Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker by Square Enix


The IGDA expresses its gratitude to the GIGAs 2022 sponsors who made the event possible: 


Level Design Sponsor – YAHAHA


Upcoming Indie Sponsor – Xsolla

Bronze Sponsor – Modulate


Community Sponsors – MiTale Games & Schell Games




For more information, please contact: 

International Game Developers Association


About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA): 

We are a global network of collaborative communities and individuals from all fields of game development, including programmers and producers, designers and artists, writers, businesspeople, QA team members, localization experts, and everyone else who participates in the game development process.

Our mission is overseen by the IGDA Board of Directors, which consists of both elected and appointed members. The IGDA Executive Director and core staff are responsible for executing on the vision and directives of the Board and, together with our operational partners, are the force behind the day-to-day running of the IGDA.

The IGDA is an independent, non-profit membership association and is recognized as a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization by the US Internal Revenue Service and as a mutual benefit non-profit association under California state law.

Twitter: @IGDA #GIGAs2023

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LinkedIn: International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

Facebook: @IGDA.org

Web: https://igda.org/

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