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The 2022 Vidya Gaem Awards are now out!
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/v/GA Premiere trailers
We continue our annual tradition of featuring game trailers made by independent game developers, particularly those from the /agdg/ - Ameteur Game Dev General threads on /vg/. This started in the 2017 Vidya Gaem Awards and it's been great to see all these developers who have gone on to finish their game. You can find each one below:


You can also find a list of all /v/GA Premiere games listed on Steam here.

The winners this year
Here are the winners of the 2022 Vidya Gaem Awards.


LEAST WORST AWARD for Least Worst Game of the Year
WINNER: Elden Ring

#1 Elden Ring
#2 Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
#3 Signalis
#4 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
#5 Neon White
#6 Tunic
#7 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
#8 Bayonetta 3
#9 Splatoon 3
#10 Sonic Frontiers
#11 Pokemon Legends: Arceus
#12 God of War Ragnarök

MOST HATED AWARD for Most Hated Game of the Year
WINNER: Saints Row

#1 Saints Row
#2 Diablo Immortal
#3 Overwatch 2
#4 The Last of Us Part I
#5 God of War Ragnarök
#6 Gotham Knights
#7 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#8 Babylon's Fall
#9 Horizon Forbidden West
#10 The Callisto Protocol
#11 Stray
#12 Elden Ring

IP TWIST AWARD for best new implementation of an old franchise
WINNER: Kirby and the Forgotten Land

#1 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
#2 Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
#3 Sonic Frontiers
#4 Live A Live
#5 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
#6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
#7 Tactics Ogre Reborn
#8 Digimon Survive
#9 Bayonetta 3
#10 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
#11 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#12 God of War Ragnarök

TROMBONE CHAMP AWARD for Best Soundtrack
WINNER: Elden Ring

#1 Elden Ring
#2 Sonic Frontiers
#3 Neon White
#4 Metal: Hellsinger
#5 Splatoon 3
#6 Bayonetta 3
#7 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
#8 Live A Live
#9 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
#10 Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
#11 Tunic
#12 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

"HELLO, FELLOW POSTERS" AWARD for most blatantly promoted video game product
WINNER: Genshin Impact

#1 Genshin Impact
#2 Cyberpunk 2077
#3 God of War Ragnarök
#4 Overwatch 2
#5 Stray
#6 Saints Row
#7 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
#8 The Callisto Protocol
#9 Horizon Forbidden West
#10 Elden Ring

PLOT AND BACKSTORY AWARD for best representation of women
WINNER: Elden Ring

#1 Elden Ring
#2 Little Witch Nobeta
#3 Bayonetta 3
#4 Needy Streamer Overload
#5 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#6 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
#7 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
#8 Goddess of Victory: Nikke
#9 The King of Fighters XV
#10 Signalis
#11 Overwatch 2
#12 Samurai Maiden

VAN DARKHOLME AWARD for best representation of men
WINNER: Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

#1 Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
#2 Elden Ring
#3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
#4 Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
#5 The King of Fighters XV
#6 Scorn
#7 Sonic Frontiers
#8 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
#9 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#10 Sifu
#11 God of War Ragnarök
#12 Bayonetta 3

AESTHETICS AWARD for best visual aesthetics
WINNER: Elden Ring

#1 Elden Ring
#2 Scorn
#3 Signalis
#4 Neon White
#5 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
#6 Pentiment
#7 Tunic
#8 Stray
#9 Needy Streamer Overload
#10 Splatoon 3
#11 Cult of the Lamb
#12 Xenoblade Chronicles 3

VISUAL PASSION IS MY AWARD for worst visual aesthetics
WINNER: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

#1 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#2 Saints Row
#3 Return to Monkey Island
#4 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
#5 Gotham Knights
#6 Babylon's Fall
#7 Horizon Forbidden West
#8 Sonic Frontiers
#9 The Last of Us Part I
#10 God of War Ragnarök
#11 Bayonetta 3
#12 Scorn

SEAL OF QUALITY AWARD for biggest technical blunder
WINNER: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

#1 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#2 Saints Row
#3 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
#4 Babylon's Fall
#5 The Callisto Protocol
#6 Gotham Knights
#7 Overwatch 2
#8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
#9 Sonic Frontiers
#10 Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
#11 Sonic Origins
#12 Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

NEW CHALLENGER AWARD for best new IP
WINNER: Elden Ring

#1 Elden Ring
#2 Signalis
#3 Neon White
#4 Vampire Survivors
#5 Sifu
#6 Tunic
#7 Triangle Strategy
#8 Metal: Hellsinger
#9 Cult of the Lamb
#10 Pentiment
#11 Scorn
#12 Stray

ILIAD AWARD for Best Writing
WINNER: Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

#1 Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
#2 Elden Ring
#3 The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
#4 Signalis
#5 Live A Live
#6 Pentiment
#7 Tactics Ogre: Reborn
#8 Triangle Strategy
#9 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
#10 AI The Somnium Files - Nirvana Initiative
#11 Sonic Frontiers
#12 God of War Ragnarök

POTTERY AWARD for worst writing
WINNER: Saints Row

#1 Saints Row
#2 High on Life
#3 Tiny Tina's Wonderland
#4 New Tales from the Borderlands
#5 God of War Ragnarök
#6 Horizon Forbidden West
#7 The Callisto Protocol
#8 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#9 Sonic Frontiers
#10 Neon White
#11 Bayonetta 3
#12 Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

GUILTY PLEASURE AWARD for the game I like but /v/ hates
WINNER: MultiVersus

#1 MultiVersus
#2 Total War: Warhammer III
#3 Evil West
#4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
#5 Need for Speed Unbound
#6 High on Life
#7 Return to Monkey Island

KAMIGE AWARD for best eroge
WINNER: Wolf Girl With You: Full Moon Edition

#1 Wolf Girl With You: Full Moon Edition
#2 SEQUEL kludge
#3 Rapers, Please
#4 Magical Girl Celesphonia
#5 How a Healthy Hentai Administers Public Service
#6 Eris Dysnomia
#7 L.Depth
#8 Gore Screaming Show

JACKIE CHAN AWARD for best character
WINNER: Jack Garland (Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin)

#1 Jack Garland
#2 Ranni the Witch
#3 Kirby
#4 Loathesome Dung Eater
#5 Larry
#6 Ame
#7 Big Man
#8 Bayonetta
#9 Eunie
#10 Klonoa
#11 Mio
#12 Kratos

SCRAPPY DOO AWARD for worst character
WINNER: The Entire Cast of Saints Row (Saints Row)

#1 The Entire Cast of Saints Row
#2 Aloy
#3 Tiny Tina
#4 God of War Ragnarök's Entire Cast
#5 Bridget
#6 Viola
#7 Penny
#8 Neon Violet
#9 Ghondor

P10XELS ARE AR10 AWARD for most pretentious indie game
WINNER: We Are OFK

#1 We Are OFK
#2 I Was A Teenage Exocolonist
#3 As Dusk Falls
#4 Stray
#5 Immortality
#6 Scorn
#7 The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
#8 Endling: Extinction is Forever
#9 Citizen Sleeper
#10 Cult of the Lamb
#11 Neon White
#12 Signalis

HAPTIC FEEDBACK AWARD for best gameplay
WINNER: Elden Ring

#1 Elden Ring
#2 Neon White
#3 Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
#4 Sifu
#5 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
#6 Bayonetta 3
#7 Splatoon 3
#8 Tunic
#9 Triangle Strategy
#10 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
#11 Sonic Frontiers
#12 Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

PRESS X TO WIN THE AWARD for Worst Gameplay
WINNER: Diablo Immortal

#1 Diablo Immortal
#2 Saints Row
#3 Overwatch 2
#4 Stray
#5 God of War Ragnarök
#6 Babylon's Fall
#7 Gotham Knights
#8 The Callisto Protocol
#9 Horizon Forbidden West
#10 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#11 Sonic Frontiers
#12 Elden Ring

/VR/ AWARD for best game of 1992
WINNER: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

#1 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
#2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
#3 Wolfenstein 3D
#4 Kirby's Dream Land
#5 Super Mario Kart
#6 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
#7 Mortal Kombat
#8 Streets of Rage 2
#9 Contra III: The Alien Wars
#10 Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
#11 Star Control II
#12 Mario Paint

CINEMATECH AWARD for Best Game of 2002
WINNER: Metroid Prime

#1 Metroid Prime
#2 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
#3 Super Mario Sunshine
#4 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
#5 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
#6 Kingdom Hearts
#7 Jet Set Radio Future
#8 Metroid Fusion
#9 Resident Evil Remake
#10 Ratchet & Clank
#11 TimeSplitters 2
#12 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

REDEMPTION ARC AWARD for biggest redemption in gaming
WINNER: Mick Gordon (Composer of Prey, Doom, and Doom Eternal)

#1 Mick Gordon
#2 Cyberpunk 2077
#3 Capcom
#4 Sonic Frontiers
#5 Bandai Namco
#6 The Game Awards
#7 Bayonetta 3
#8 Pokémon Legends: Arceus

HATE MACHINE AWARD for crimes against gaming
WINNER: SJWs (Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter)

#1 SJWs
#2 Microtransactions/Gacha
#3 NFTs
#4 China
#5 Activision-Blizzard
#6 Diablo Immortal
#7 Overwatch 2
#8 Sony
#9 Saints Row
#10 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
#11 God of War Ragnarök
#12 Microsoft

HYPERBOLE AWARD for best trailer released in 2022
WINNER: Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

#1 Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
#2 Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
#3 Elden Ring
#4 Death Stranding 2
#5 Hades 2
#6 Final Fantasy XVI
#7 Street Fighter 6
#8 Xenoblade Chronicles 3

BORNE OF METAL SOULS AWARD for Most Formidable Opponent
WINNER: Vergil 3 (Devil May Cry 3)

#1 Vergil 3
#2 Red
#3 Sans
#4 Giygas
#5 Kefka (Final Battle)
#6 Ganondorf
#7 Pixy
#8 Safer Sephiroth (Final Battle)
#9 Master Hand
#10 Bowser
#11 Lingering Will
#12 The Final Hazard

HORSE ARMOR AWARD for best DLC/update released in 2022
WINNER: Nothing (Seriously, nothing)

#1 Nothing
#2 Zero
#3 Zip
#4 Nada

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH AWARD for best game nobody played
WINNER: Frogun

#1 Frogun
#2 Ghostwire: Tokyo
#3 Spark the Electric Jester 3
#4 Postal: Brain Damaged
#5 Freedom Planet 2
#6 Astlibra
#7 Yoiyami Dancers: Twilight Danmaku Dancers
#8 Last Call BBS
#9 Not For Broadcast
#10 Card Shark
#11 ANNO: Mutationem
#12 Nobody Saves the World

CIRNO'S PERFECT MATH CLASS AWARD for best edutainment game of all time
WINNER: The Typing of the Dead

#1 The Typing of the Dead
#2 The Oregon Trail
#3 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
#4 Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside
#5 Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo
#6 Logical Journey of the Zoombinis
#7 Mario Teaches Typing
#8 Math Blaster
#9 Mario is Missing
#10 TIS-100
#11 Number Munchers
#12 JumpStart 1st Grade

PAUL ALLEN'S AWARD for best box art of all time
WINNER: Doom (1993)

#1 Doom (1993)
#2 Metal Gear Solid 2 (US)
#3 Deus Ex (US)
#4 The Mystery of the Druids (US)
#5 Ico (JP/EU)
#6 Katamari Damacy (JP)
#7 Phalanx (US)
#8 Castlevania (US)
#9 Dead Space (US)
#10 God Hand (JP)
#11 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
#12 Mega Man 2 (US)

GOLDEN SNUB AWARD for best game to never win a vidya gaem award
WINNER: Dragon's Dogma (2012)

#1 Dragon's Dogma (2012)
#2 Papers, Please (2013)
#3 Sonic Mania (2017)
#4 Outer Wilds (2019)
#5 Persona 5 (2017)
#6 Sleeping Dogs (2012)
#7 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (2019)
#8 Black Souls 2 (2018)
#9 NEO: The World Ends With You (2021)
#10 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017)
#11 Library of Ruina (2021)
#12 Binary Domain (2012)

POWERPOINT AWARD for best visual novel of all time
WINNER: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations

#1 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations
#2 Katawa Shoujo
#3 Steins;Gate
#4 Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors
#5 Umineko When They Cry
#6 Fate/stay Night
#7 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
#8 Snoot Game
#9 Tsukihime
#10 Saya no Uta
#11 Clannad
#12 The House in Fata Morgana

FREDDIE MERCURY AWARD for best musical sequence of all time
WINNER: IT HAS TO BE THIS WAY (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)

#1 IT HAS TO BE THIS WAY (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)
#2 RULES OF NATURE (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)
#3 SNAKE EATER (Metal Gear Solid 3)
#4 ESCAPE FROM THE CITY (Sonic Adventures 2)
#5 DK RAP (Donkey Kong 64)
#6 REMIX 10 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
#7 THROUGH THE FIRE AND FLAMES (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock)
#8 JUMP UP SUPER STAR! (Super Mario Odyssey)
#9 THE GREAT MIGHTY POO (Conker's Bad Fur Day)
#10 A CHRISTMAS GIFT (Elite Beat Agents)
#11 THE FINALHAZARD (Sonic Adventure 2)
#12 OPERA MARIA AND DRACO (Final Fantasy VI)
#13 THE MAN WHO RAGES AGAINST THE STORM (Balan Wonderworld)

PLEASE BE GOOD AWARD for most anticipated game of 2023 and beyond
WINNER: Dragon's Dogma II

#1 Dragon's Dogma II
#2 Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
#3 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
#4 Hollow Knight: Silksong
#5 Starfield
#6 Final Fantasy XVI
#7 Resident Evil 4 Remake
#8 Hades 2
#9 Atomic Heart
#10 Hogwarts Legacy
#11 Death Stranding 2
#12 Street Fighter 6

PROVE ME WRONG AWARD for Least Anticipated Game of 2023
WINNER: Forspoken

#1: Forspoken
#2 Goodbye Volcano High
#3 Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
#4 Redfall
#5 Diablo IV
#6 Silent Hill 2 Remake
#7 Dead Island 2
#8 Dead Space Remake
#9 Crash Team Rumble
#10 Starfield
#11 Hogwarts Legacy
#12 Street Fighter 6



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