Thursday, January 17, 2008

Video game writers nominated for Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild of America, currently on strike over contract issues with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, has released its nomination list for the new category of Videogame Writing.

The nominees are:

  • Crash of the Titans: written by Christopher Mitchell (Sierra Entertainment)
  • Dead Head Fred: written by Dave Ellis and Adam Cogan (D3 Publisher)
  • The Simpsons Game: lead writer Matt Selman, writers Tim Long and Matt Warburton, dialogue Jeff Poliquin (EA)
  • The Witcher: lead story designer Artur Ganszyniec, dialogue Sebastian Stepien, additional dialogue Marcin Blacha, writers Sande Chen and Anne Toole (Atari)
  • World in Conflict: story design Christofer Emgard, story consultant Larry Bond, script consultant Ed Zuckerman (Sierra Entertainment)
Each of these writers is deserving of recognition for their efforts - without writers there would be no games, actually - but I'm pulling for The Witcher, as the writing team on that game included Anne Toole, who I interviewed last spring. Go, Anne!

The WGA Awards are handed out on February 9. The full list of nominees is posted here.


Anne said...

Wooty! Thanks for the shout out! We're excited about the nom!

Blaine Kyllo said...

Come back and let us know the results, Anne. Btw: How are you bearing up under the strike?

Anne said...

We're getting plenty of game work, so we're good. I'm picketing a lot to support those who are out of work, though.