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Five Titles Nominated for WGA Videogame Awards

Award to be presented Feb. 1

“Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” “Batman: Arkham Origins,” “God of War: Ascension,” “The Last of Us” and “Lost Planet 3” have been tapped for videogame writing awards by the Writers Guild of America.

The winner will be announced Feb. 1 as part of WGA ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

The guild’s rules require that games must have been released between Dec. 1, 2012 and Nov. 30 and feature on-screen writing credits. Credited videogame writers must have been or must have applied to become members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus at the time scripts were submitted.

Unlike its screenplay and TV competition, however, videogame work that was not produced under WGA jurisdiction was also eligible for submission. Preliminary and final judging for the videogame award is conducted by panels comprised of Videogame Writers Caucus members and/or Writers Guild members active in videogame writing.

“Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” revolves around Edward Kenway, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end and soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. The title was released in October.

Jill Murray took the WGA videogame writing award last year for “Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.”

 

Nominees for the award:

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

Now in its seventh year, the WGA’s Videogame Writing Award honors the best qualifying script from a videogame published in the previous year. To be eligible for WGA consideration, games must have been released between December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013, and feature on-screen writing credit(s). Credited videogame writers must have been or must have applied to become members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus at the time scripts were submitted. Work that was not produced under WGA jurisdiction was also eligible for submission.

Preliminary and final judging for the WGA Videogame Writing Award is conducted by panels comprised of Videogame Writers Caucus members and/or Writers Guild members active in videogame writing.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. The awards will be presented jointly at simultaneous ceremonies on Saturday, February 1, 2014, in Los Angeles at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE and in New York City at the Edison Ballroom. For more information about the 2014 Writers Guild Awards, please visit http://www.wga.org or http://www.wgaeast.org.

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