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Last Of Us and Assassin's Creed nominated for WGA award

Last Of Us and Assassin's Creed nominated for WGA award

Fri 10 Jan 2014 8:50am GMT / 3:50am EST / 12:50am PST
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AAA titles fight it out for Writers Guild of America honours

The Writers Guild of America has revealed its nominations for its Outstanding Achievement In Video Game Writing award, focusing firmly on AAA franchises.

The nominees are:

  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Story by Darby McDevitt, Mustapha Mahrach, Jean Guesdon; Lead Scriptwriter Darby McDevitt; Scriptwriter Jill Murray; AI Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood; Scriptwriter Singapore Mark Llabres Hill; Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Origins, Narrative Director Dooma Wendschuh; Writer & Senior Narrative Designer Ryan Galletta; Writer Corey May; Warner Bros. Interactive
  • God of War: Ascension, Written by Marianne Krawczyk; Additional Writing Ariel Lawrence; Sony Computer Entertainment
  • The Last of Us, Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Lost Planet 3, Head Writer Richard Gaubert; Writers Orion Walker, Matt Sophos; Capcom

The award is open to members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus and must have been released December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013. It'll be judged by a WGA panel and the results will be announced February 1 at a special ceremony.

Last year's winner was Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, with scriptwriting by Richard Farrese and Jill Murray.

4 Comments

Shehzaan Abdulla
Translator

81 174 2.1
Assassin's Creed versus TLOU?

If we are talking about how effective the writing was in making the characters come alive and feel believable it's not even close. Many people (myself included) barely cared about all the white-noise that was the 'story' in Black Flag so it's baffling they were even nominated side by side.

Posted:6 months ago

#1

Lee Chesnalavage
Writer

8 3 0.4
What's the criteria?

I'm surprised to see Lost Planet 3 up there, I've not read anything praising it for its writing. I'm not saying it doesn't deserve it because I haven't played it, but AC and TLOU (and Bioshock Infinite) have been discussed plenty so my bets are that one of those will be awarded (probably AC).

Posted:6 months ago

#2

Farhang Namdar
Lead Game Designer

75 47 0.6
Another bullshit award with ridiculous criteria. They leave out about 99% of the industry, good job very representative.

Posted:6 months ago

#3

Robert Ilott
Build & CM Engineer

20 31 1.6
I'm surprised to see Lost Planet 3 up there, I've not read anything praising it for its writing. I'm not saying it doesn't deserve it because I haven't played it, but AC and TLOU (and Bioshock Infinite) have been discussed plenty so my bets are that one of those will be awarded (probably AC).
In that case it'd have to be AC as Bioshock Infinite isn't even nominated according to that list...

Posted:6 months ago

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