Writers Guild of America, for some reasons that have nothing to do with the strike, has decided to create a category for best videogame writing. The nominees are: The Witcher, Crash of the Titans, Dead Head Fred, The Simpsons Game and World in Conflict.
The winner will be announced on February 9.
Personally I hope the award goes to The Witcher cause that would be beneficial to my gaming preferences. Go, new future of choices and consequences and make us proud.
Okay, out of all those games the only one halfway worth it in terms of writing would be The Witcher, so to me this is kind of a given. But how did they chose those games anyway? From what I know (and my knowledge here is extremely limited) most game writers don't belong to the WGA. Or am I completely wrong about that?
If so, then why didn't they pick some better games?
(Edited by Rabbi Guru (1250), Jan 17, 2008)Re: The Witcher nominated for WGA award.
Rabbi Guru (1250), Jan 17, 2008
I have no idea. I only know that the main WGA requirement is that the game would have separate credit for writers. Which would mean that games like Torment would never qualify, since they don't have separate credit for writers. Bioware would qualify, but as we can see, no Mass Effect.
As far as I know the WGA has a new division called "New Media Caucus"
He's the description from their site:
The New Media Caucus is the Writers Guild’s chief membership body working to bring New Media writers into the Guild, promote all WGAW writers to the New Media industry, and offers education to WGAW members who wish to learn about New Media writing, business, and tools.
In any case: If the award doesn't go to The Witcher...the whole thing is just a big farce.