WGA Creates Video Game Writing Award, Immediately Screws It Up
So the Writer’s Guild of America, not burdened with any pesky writing nowadays, decided to add a long overdue video game writing category to its awards. That’s the good news; the bad news is like virtually every Hollywood award show, the nominees suck. Wired‘s got the list:
? Crash of the Titans, written by Christopher Mitchell for Sierra Entertainment
? Dead Head Fred, written by Dave Ellis and Adam Cogan for D3 Publisher
? The Simpsons Game, with lead writer Matt Selman, written by Tim Long and Matt Warburton, dialogue by Jeff Poliquin for Electronic Arts
? The Witcher, with lead story designer Artur Ganszyniec, dialogue by Sebastian Stepien, additional dialogue by Marcin Blacha and writers Sande Chen and Anne Toole for Atari
? World in Conflict, story design by Christofer Emgard, story consultant Larry Bond and script consultant Ed Zuckerman for Sierra Entertainment
Seriously?no Portal? I’d say for shame, but I guess it’s still a step in the right direction.