2022 IGDA Global Industry Game Awards Winners Announced27 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
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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