Writers Guild Awards Nominations are in for 2015
It's once again that time when the members of the Writers Guild Awards get together and decide on the most well-written game of the year.
The nominations are in for the Writers Guild Awards East and West for Videogame Writing and they sure don't disappoint. The nominations include writers from four different games by Ubisoft, SEGA and Sony Computer Entertainment. The list of nominations is as follows:
- Alien: Isolation -- Writers: Dan Abnet, Dion Lay and Will Porter (SEGA)
- Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry -- Lead Scriptwriter: Jill Murray; Scriptwriter: Melissa MacCoubrey; Story by: Jill Murray, Hugo Giard and Wesley Pincombe (Ubisoft)
- Assassin's Creed: Unity -- Story by: Alexandre Amancio, Sylvain Bernard and Travis Stout; Scriptwriting: Alexandre Amancio, Travis Stout, Russell Lees, Derby McDevitt and Ceri Young; Additional Scriptwriting: Jeffrey Yohalem (Ubisoft)
- The Last of Us: Left Behind -- Written by: Neil Druckmann (Sony Computer Entertainment)
All four of these titles had amazing stories and scripts which are all deserving of the win. If we really had to pick, it would be a tossup between Left Behind and Freedom Cry. This will be the eighth year that the WGA will be announcing winners for the Video Game Writing Awards. To qualify, the game must have come out and been entered between Dec. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2014, so... where is Dragon Age: Inquisition? Multiple panels of Video Game Writers Caucus members will be the ones to vote on the nominations.
The WGA will be honoring outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional and graphic animation categories on Feb. 14 in both Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY.