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Writers Guild’s Videogame Nominees Include ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’

WGA Award for videogames is now in its seventh year


“Assassin’s Creed IV” and “Batman: Arkham Origins” are among the videogame scripts nominated by the Writers Guild of America, the WGA, West and WGA, East announced on Thursday.

The other nominees: “God of War: Ascension,” “The Last of Us” and “Lost Planet 3.”

This is the seventh year that the WGA has honored videogame scripts in its annual awards ceremony. To be eligible, games must have been released between Dec. 1, 2012 and Nov. 30, 2013, and must include on-screen writing credits. Although work not done under guild jurisdiction is eligible, the writers must have been or must have applied to be members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus at the time they submitted the work.

Members of that caucus, and other WGA members involved in videogame writing, made up the judging panel.

The WGA Awards will be held on Feb. 1 in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

From the press release:


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 Krawcyzk; 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