Halo 4, 007 Legends, & NOT The Walking Dead Up for Best Writing

The Writers Guild of America has released its list of nominees for the best video game scripts of 2012. On the list of six titles? Halo 4 and 007 Legends. Not on the list? The Walking Dead.

The full list of titles nominated for “Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing” is:

  • 007 Legends, Written By Bruce Feirstein; Activision
  • Assassin’s Creed III, Story By Alex Hutchinson, Corey May, Matt Turner; Multiplayer Story By Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; Lead Scriptwriter Corey May; Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Ceri Young; Ubisoft
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Writing Consultant Marv Wolfman; Disney Interactive Studios
  • Halo 4, Narrative Design Christopher Schlerf; Microsoft Studios
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Written By John Garvin; Sony Computer Entertainment America

The WGA will announce the single winner from this list on February 17.

What criteria led to this list excluding The Walking Dead in favor of Halo 4? According to the website:

“Now in its sixth year, the WGA Videogame Writing Award honors the best qualifying script from a videogame published in the previous year. To be eligible for WGA consideration, games must have been released between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012, and feature on-screen writing credit(s). Credited videogame writers must have been or must have applied to become members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus at the time scripts were submitted. Work that was not produced under WGA jurisdiction was also eligible for submission. Preliminary and final judging for the WGA Videogame Writing Award is conducted by panels comprised of Videogame Writers Caucus members and/or Writers Guild members active in videogame writing.”

Ah. It must be that caucus thing.

via Digital Trends

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6 Comments on Halo 4, 007 Legends, & NOT The Walking Dead Up for Best Writing


On January 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

all three of those game had a crap story to tell


On January 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

wow americans are dumb


On January 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

yes, we are all sooooooooooo stupid.


On January 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I suppose I’d be bothered by this since a few of those entries really seem out of place, but this looks to be one of those self-congratulatory awards where members pat each other on the back, so it’s not a bid deal.


On January 19, 2013 at 6:02 am

I’m just glad that ME3 isn’t on the list…


On January 19, 2013 at 9:07 am