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UK developed Brink, Arkham City among WGA Awards nominees

Thursday, 12th January 2012 01:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Writers Guild of America has selected a blockbuster lineup of games for its annual awards.

In a line-up usually dominated by US contributions, three games stand out. Brink ambitiously tackled the difficult task of presenting a balanced narrative in a game about oppositional forces, and was penned by the lovely Ed Stern of the UK’s own Splash Damage.

Another UK-grown favourite, Batman: Arkham City, scored a nomination for its fan-pleasing exploration of the DC Comics canon.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is another non-US entrant, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and closing the stories of two beloved protagonists ahead of Assassin’s Creed III.

This year’s WGA Awards take place on February 19 in Los Angeles. A full list of nominations and credits for the gaming category follows.

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Story by Alexandre Amancio, Jean Guesdon, Corey May, Darby McDevitt; Multiplayer Story by Stéphane Blais, Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; Lead Script Writer Darby McDevitt; Script Writers Richard Farrese, Nicholas Grimwood, Corey May, Jeffrey Yohalem; Greek and Turkish Ambient Dialogue Writer Vincenzo Beretta; Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham City, Lead Narrative Designer Paul Crocker; Story Written by Paul Dini, Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill; Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Brink, Lead Writer Edward “Bongoboy” Stern; Bethesda Softworks
  • Mortal Kombat, Story by John Vogel, Brian Chard, Dominic Cianciolo, Alexander Barrentine, Jon Greenberg; Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment

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  1. The_Red

    Hell yes. Glad to see Mortal Kombat nominated. It had the best story mode ever created for a fighting game. Also, the story itself was unpredictable, crazy, kinda campy and definitely fun.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. absolutezero

    I think Brink might have gotten a nod because of its central idea rather than the quality of its writing, which had a habit of getting lost within itself and not really making much sense.

    So this is it then, according to the WGA this is the best the industry had to offer over the past year.

    :(

    Mortal Kombat.

    #2 2 years ago