Writers Guild of America Announces Noms for Best Game Writing of 2012 - News

By Jake Weston, January 17, 2013
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Today, the Writer's Guild of America released their nominations for their 2012 Oustanding Achievement in Video Game Writing Award. Brace yourselves....this could be rough. 
  • 007 Legends - Written By Bruce Feirstein; Activision
  • Assassin’s Creed III - Story By Alex Hutchinson, Corey May, Matt Turner; Multiplayer Story By Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; Lead Scriptwriter Corey May; Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Ceri Young; Ubisoft
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation - Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two - Writing Consultant Marv Wolfman; Disney Interactive Studios
  • Halo 4 - Narrative Design Christopher Schlerf; Microsoft Studios
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Written By John Garvin; Sony Computer Entertainment America

Alright, now before we get our jimmies rustled and grab our pitchforks, we need to remember that the WGA award only nominates games whose writers "have been or have applied to become members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus at the time scripts were submitted.” Lots of game writers don't do that with their games, hence the....questionable nominations above. So unfortunately, that means no Spec Ops, no Mass Effect, and no Max Payne. 

That's not to discredit the WGA nominations, who all have pretty solid narratives to back themselves up (I mean, at least 007 Legends is based on some movies, so I guess it has that going for it, right?). 

Of course, if you disagree with these choices, you could always check out our 2012 award  for Best Gaming Narrative

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