Representatives of the East and West chapters of the Writer's Guild of America have announced the winners of their inaugural Videogame Writing Award, giving top honors to games including The Simpsons Game, World in Conflict
, and The Witcher
The Guild says the award honors "outstanding achievement in videogame writing during 2007" and was created to "encourage storytelling excellence in videogames, improve the status of writers, and foster uniform standards within the gaming industry."
The full list of winners this year includes:
CRASH OF THE TITANS
, Written by Christopher Mitchell, Sierra Entertainment
DEAD HEAD FRED
, Written by Dave Ellis and Adam Cogan, D3 Publisher
THE SIMPSONS GAME
, Lead Writer Matt Selman, Written by Tim Long and Matt Warburton, Dialogue by Jeff Poliquin, Electronic Arts
, Lead Story Designer Artur Ganszyniec, Dialogue Sebastian Stepien, Additional Dialogue Marcin Blacha, Writers Sande Chen and Anne Toole, Atari
WORLD IN CONFLICT
, Story Design Christofer Emgard, Story Consultant Larry Bond, Script Consultant Ed Zuckerman, Sierra Entertainment
In a statement, the WGA said the awards would spotlight quality work by videogame writers, raising their profiles, and validating their contributions to this rapidly maturing medium. The full list of Writer's Guild awards will be announced February 9th.