The Writers Guild of America has announced the five video games that will fight for the video game award when the association gives away its annual prizes away on February 19, during a ceremony that is set to take place in a theater in Los Angeles, California.
The nominees for the WGA Awards include:
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
from Ubisoft, with story by Alexandre Amancio, Jean Guesdon, Corey May, Darby McDevitt; multiplayer story created 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 from Writer Vincenzo Beretta;
- Batman: Arkham City from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, with the story created by lead narrative designer Paul Crocker; story written by Paul Dini, Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill;
- Brink from Bethesda Softworks, with story created by lead writer Edward “Bongoboy” Stern;
- Mortal Kombat from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, with story by John Vogel, Brian Chard, Dominic Cianciolo, Alexander Barrentine, Jon Greenberg;
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
from Sony Computer Entertainment, with story written by Amy Hennig.
The Writers Guild of America is best known for giving out awards to movies and television series from the previous year, with the 2011 nominees including Louie, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Too Big to Fail.
For the year 2010 the winner of the best writing category when it comes to video games has been picked up by Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which was published by Ubisoft and got input from a number of the people who have worked on Revelations this year.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, from Naughty Dog, picked up the writing award in 2009, which might mean that the 2011 sequel has a good chance at winning, with the same main writer on board.
For 2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed got recognition from the Writers Guild of America.