While the majority of end-of-the-year video game award shows are private endeavors hosted through organizations like Spike TV or last December’s The Game Awards by Geoff Keighley, The Writer’s Guild of America has announced their selections of 2014’s most outstanding achievements in video game writing for the year.
In a press release, the WGA revealed its lineup of nominees, with the winners to be selected at ceremonies in both Los Angeles and New York on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. In addition, the WGA also provided its guidelines for eligibility for the award nomination:
“Now in its eighth 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, 2013 and November 30, 2014, 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. 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 line-up of titles nominated for the WGA’s Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing Award are listed below:
- 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
The winner of the WGA’s Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing Award will be announced in the organization’s award ceremonies in LA and NYC on Saturday, February 14th, 2015.