Two “Assassin’s Creed” videogames — “Freedom Cry” and “Unity” — have been nominated for a Writers Guild of America award along with”Alien: Isolation” and “The Last of Us: Left Behind.”
The winning script for the WGA Videogame Writing Award will be announced at the Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 14 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. The award is in its eighth year.
To be eligible, games must have been released between Dec. 1, 2013, and Nov. 30, 2014, and feature onscreen 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.
Unlike feature films and TV, work that was not produced under WGA jurisdiction was also eligible for submission. 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 full list of nominations:
“Alien: Isolation,” writers Dan Abnett, Dion Lay, Will Porter; SEGA
“Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry,” lead scriptwriter Jill Murray; scriptwriter Melissa MacCoubrey; story by Jill Murray, Hugo Giard, Wesley Pincombe; Ubisoft
“Assassin’s Creed: Unity,” story by Alexandre Amancio, Sylvain Bernard, Travis Stout; scriptwriting Alexandre Amancio, Travis Stout, Russell Lees, Darby McDevitt, Ceri Young; additional scriptwriting Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft
“The Last of Us: Left Behind,” written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment