Writers Guild announces nominations for inaugural games award

Writers Guild announces nominations for inaugural games award
Michael French

By Michael French

January 16th 2008 at 9:25AM

Nods for scribes of Crash of the Titans, Dead Head Fred, The Simpsons Game, The Witcher and World in Conflict

The Writers Guild of America has reveleaed the nominations for its inaugural videogame writing award.

Five games are in the running for a prize designed to "[honour] outstanding achievement in videogame writing during 2007".

Nominated games are: Crash of the Titans, Dead Head Fred, The Simpsons Game, The Witcher and World in Conflict.

In an announcement the WGA explained: "Developed by the WGA and spearheaded by the Guild's New Media Caucus to encourage storytelling excellence in videogames, improve the status of writers, and foster uniform standards within the gaming industry, the WGA's inaugural Videogame Writing Award spotlights quality work by videogame writers, raising their profiles, and validating their contributions to this rapidly maturing medium."

The winners are announced on February 9th as part of the WGA.