Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Uncharted up for WGA awards

Wednesday, 16th January 2013 22:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Writers Guild of America has released a lit of nominees for its Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing category.

The triple-A dominated list includes two different Assassin’s Creed entries, an absolute non-shock as the franchise has earned a nomination from the WGA team each year since Assassin’s Creed 2.

The WGA’s awards are highly coveted but provide a very mainstream-skewed perspective of the state of writing in games; several publishers regularly abstain from submitting potential nominees and here has been much discussion of membership requirements.

The WGA awards ceremony takes place on February 17. The full list of this year’s nominations is below, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

    WGAAwards 2013: Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing

  • 007 Legends, Written By Bruce Feirstein; Activision
  • Assassin’s Creed III, Story By Alex Hutchinson, Corey May, Matt Turner; Multiplayer Story By Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; Lead Scriptwriter Corey May; Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Ceri Young; Ubisoft
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Writing Consultant Marv Wolfman; Disney Interactive Studios
  • Halo 4, Narrative Design Christopher Schlerf; Microsoft Studios
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Written By John Garvin; Sony Computer Entertainment America



  1. Edo

    Stopped reading after “007 Legends, Written By Bruce Feirstein; Activision”….cause they are the clear winner…my god.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    that’a a fucking embarrassing list.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DarthKate8215

    This is like the weakest list ever…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kabby

    Writers Guild of America. Clearly a class establishment.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. salarta

    An award of this nature won’t actually mean anything. The focus is solely on the most popular, heavily publicized games out there. It’s just like the “The Art of Video Games” exhibit at the Smithsonian: overly obsessed with what’s popular rather than what’s genuinely good work for the artform.

    I’d only be able to take this list in any way seriously if it wasn’t all AAA titles.

    #5 2 years ago

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