WGA Nominates Five Games for Writing Honor

The Writers Guild of America has nominated five titles for its outstanding writing in a videogame award.

The nominees, chosen from a record field of submissions that more than doubled last year’s entries, are:

Assassin’s Creed II, Story by Corey May, Script Writers Corey May, Joshua Rubin, Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft Entertainment

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Written by Jesse Stern, Additional Writing Steve Fukuda, Story by Todd Alderman, Steve Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Jesse Stern, Jason West, Battlechatter Dialogue, Sean Slayback; Activision

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment

Wet, Written by Duppy Demetrius; Bethesda Softworks

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Script Writer Marc Guggenheim; Activision

The winner will be announced at the group’s annual award ceremony, set to be held simultaneously at locations in New York and Los Angeles on Feb. 20.

To be eligible for entry, games must have been released between Dec. 1, 2008 and Nov. 30, 2009, the work must contain separate writing credits, and the credited game writer or writers must have been or must have applied to become members of the WGA’s Videogame Writers Caucus at the time scripts were submitted.