Let’s hear it for the nominees

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Yesterday, the Writer’s Guild of America announced their nominees for their inaugural videogame writing awards. As spotted on Variety, the nominees are as follows:

  • “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

So, who do you think will win the award? I’ve already put up a new blog poll so folks can vote for the nominee they think will win. Also, feel free to discuss in our comments section the nominees, as well as games you thought deserved a nod.

Congrats to all the nominees!

Reader Comments

  1. I think the Witcher will be an easy winner here, considering this place’ll mostly be visited by people who at least play RPGs.

    I haven’t really played any of the others, but…the Simpsons game? Seriously?

  2. If The Witcher doesn’t win I’ll know it was rigged. Hands freakin’ down. Any jaded RPG’er I’ve read a rant from that’s picked up that game has been pleasantly surprised by depth of story and quality of writing.

  3. Quite a strange selection: Crash of the Titans? The Simpsons? That means writers do not play games at all. Or is this a part of their protest?

  4. … I’m going to say I was very happy with World in Conflict’s writing, then flee from all the Witcher fans. Then admit I haven’t played the Witcher yet, and go into some kind of bunker for the next three years.

  5. Crash of the Titans? Biggest disappointment to a once great series. WGA fail at picking videogame nominees. Leave it to the indie blogs!

  6. Well, i´m biased. I recently found out Christopher EmgÃ¥rd is the same person i went to high-school with. Very strange indeed… So, WIC has got my vote. Not that it matters. Odd finding a familiar name in the only blog i usually read.Cheers!