Wednesday, January 16, 2008

WGA's video games writer nominees

Another award nomination post here. The striking members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has found time off not doing work by announcing the nominees for their first ever video games writing awards. If that makes sense to you as I am not aware that the video gaming industry actually hire any writers, at all. Like most awards these days in order to qualify for nominations you will have to be a member, in this case, of the WGA's New Media Caucus.

"Crash of the Titans," written by Christopher Mitchell for Sierra Entertainment

"Dead Head Fred," written by Dave Ellis and Adam Cogan for D3 Publisher

"The Simpsons Game," with lead writer Matt Selman, written by Tim Long and Matt Warburton, dialogue by Jeff Poliquin for Electronic Arts

"The Witcher," with lead story designer Artur Ganszyniec, dialogue by Sebastian Stepien, additional dialogue by Marcin Blacha and writers Sande Chen and Anne Toole for Atari

"World in Conflict," story design by Christofer Emgard, story consultant Larry Bond and script consultant Ed Zuckerman for Sierra Entertainment

Dunno about you but apart from The Witcher, I do not see this list as anything other than disappointing. Perhaps other developers don't hire WGA writers. Lucky them.

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