Writers Guild of America Awards - Videogame Nominees Announced
Written Thursday, January 12, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominations for this years awards. As ever, alongside writers from a whole heap of different disciplines – from daytime dramas to Hollywood blockbusters – videogames get a look in.
This years nominees are Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, Brink, Mortal Kombat and Uncharted 3. Assassin's Creed: Revelations catches the eye most, largely thanks to the huge amount of writers involved with the project. Ubisoft employed no less than nine people to wrestle with the game's labyrinthine narrative.
Brink, meanwhile, had just one sole British writer: Edward "Bongoboy" Stern. Good work, Bongoboy!
The awards take place on Feb 19 in Los Angeles. The full list of videogame nominees is below. Who would you pick?
2011 VIDEOGAME WRITING WGA AWARD NOMINEES
Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Story by Alexandre Amancio, Jean Guesdon, Corey May, Darby McDevitt; Multiplayer Story by Stéphane Blais, Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; Lead Script Writer Darby McDevitt; Script Writers Richard Farrese, Nicholas Grimwood, Corey May, Jeffrey Yohalem; Greek and Turkish Ambient Dialogue Writer Vincenzo Beretta; Ubisoft
Batman: Arkham City, Lead Narrative Designer Paul Crocker; Story Written by Paul Dini, Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill; Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Brink, Lead Writer Edward "Bongoboy" Stern; Bethesda Softworks
Mortal Kombat, Story by John Vogel, Brian Chard, Dominic Cianciolo, Alexander Barrentine, Jon Greenberg; Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment