For the sixth year in a row, the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East will celebrate video game writing at their annual awards ceremony.
Below, we’ve listed to all the nominees in the Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing category. You can follow the links below to explore gameplay videos on YouTube–a chance to watch the games unfold in a series of fan-made videos.
The winners will all be revealed on February 19, 2013 at a Los Angeles ceremony. You can also follow the links below to watch the Guild’s nominees for the best web video writing, another new frontier for writers.
Here’s more about the awards: “While there is no limit on the number of credited writers a particular game may have, credits not specifically tied to videogame writing are not acceptable (i.e. Lead Designer, Designed By, Produced By, etc.) User Experience writing credits do not qualify for the WGA Videogame Writing Award. Writing credits must be verified by their inclusion in the game manual. If writing credits are not printed in the game manual, the publisher must fax or email screenshots of the game’s complete writing credits directly.”
Free Links to the Best Video Game & New Media Writing of the Year
VIDEOGAME NOMINEES: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING VIDEOGAME WRITING
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
Disney 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
NEW MEDIA NOMINEES: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA
Jack in the BoxThe Compromises, Episode 1,” “The Pest, Episode 3,” The Snake, Episode 4,” “The Bonding, Episode 6” “The Future, Episode 7/Series Finale” (Jack in a Box) written by Michael Cyril Creighton
The Untitled Webseries That Morgan Evans Is Doing “Babyshower,” “Stendhal Syndrome,” “A Very Important Call,” “Think,” “Emma” (The Untitled Webseries That Morgan Evans Is Doing), Written by Morgan Evans; UntitledWebseries.com
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA
Dexter Early Cuts “All in the Family; Chapter 1,” “All in the Family; Chapter 2,” “All in the Family; Chapter 3,” “All in the Family; Chapter 4,” “All in the Family; Chapter 5”
- Play Great Gatsby Video Game & Donate Books
- The Grim Fandango Novel
- 'Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation' Wins Writers Guild of America's Video Game Writing Award
- Maggie Stiefvater & Brandon Mull Write for Middle Grade Fantasy Series