Assassin's Creed and Arkham City make the Writer's Guild of America's list of nominees for the best writing in games for 2011.
The WGA is in its fourth year of adding video games to its nominees for writing in media. And while this list might not have reflected my own choices for some of the best writing in games for the year (I'm disappointed in the omission of both Bastion and Portal 2, for instance and as much as I dug Arkham City, I don't think it was anywhere near a contender for best writing this year), the recognition for the industry is cool (if still limited).
Here's the full list of nominees and congrats to everyone who's on it:
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 andSefton 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