The Writers Guild of America, East has announced its nominations for the Guild's first ever Videogame Writing Award.
Nominees for the inaugural award include Crash of the Titans and World in Conflict from Sierra Entertainment; Dead Head Fred from D3 Publisher; Electronic Arts' The Simpsons Game; and The Witcher, published by Atari. Games eligible for the award must have been released between December 1, 2006 and November 30, 2007. Because the award is new, work not produced under Writers Guild of America jurisdiction may be submitted but must contain separate writing credits, and credited game writers must have been or applied to become members of the Writers Guild's New Media Caucus at the time of script submission.
The Videogame Writing Award was first announced in October 2007 as part of an effort to raise the profile of writers in the gaming industry and encourage more uniform standards for their work. The winner, along with all other WGA Award winners, will be announced on February 9. More information is available at www.wga.org.