Writers Guild announces their game nominations of 2015

Who had the best story according to the Writers Guild of America? The nominees are all fantastic titles! Who gets your vote?

Today the Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for their annual Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing Award. The winner will be crowned during the 2016 Writers Guild Awards taking place in New York and Los Angeles on February 13th.

As someone learning to improve, diversify, and challenge myself as a writer daily, I found this subject of interests. The people who write these stories paint vivid pictures of characters that come to life and force us to either love or hate them. Either way, we find them interesting and want to know what happens at the end of the adventure.

Without further ado, here are the nominees:

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

  • Story by Marc-Alexis Cote, Hugo Giard, Corey May, Jeffrey Yohalem
  • Narrative Director - Corey May
  • Lead Writer - Jeffrey Yohalem
  • Assistant Narrative Director - Melissa MacCoubrey
  • Scriptwriters - Russell Lees, Mark Llabres Hill, James Nadiger, Jared Schincariol, Travis Stout, Ceri Young
  • Additional Writing - Judith Flanders, C.J. Kershner, Gabrielle Shrager, Danny Wallace
  • Additional Senior Writer - Paul Monk
  • Ubisoft

Pillars of Eternity

  • Lead Writer - Eric Fenstermaker
  • Writers - Carrie Patel, Olivia Veras
  • Additional Writing - Chris Avellone, Jeff Hughes, Matt MacLean, Jorge Salgado, Josh Sawyer, George Ziets
  • Obsidian Entertainment

Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • Lead Narrative Designer - John Stafford
  • Narrative Designer - Cameron Suey
  • Lead Writer - Rhianna Pratchett
  • Additional Writer - Philip Gelatt
  • Microsoft

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Lead Writer - Marcin Blacha
  • Lead English Writer - Borys Pugacz-Muraszkiewicz
  • Writers - Arkadiusz Borowik, Aleksandra Motyka, Bartosz Ochman, Karolina Stachyra, Jakub Szamalek
  • Additional Writers - Marcin Batylda, Michal Galek, Tomasz Marchewka, Robert Oglodzinski, Rafal Praszalek, Artur Sliwinski, Stanislaw Swiecicki, Pawel Zych
  • Story - Marcin Blacha, Jakub Szamalek
  • CD Projekt

Best of luck to all of the writers nominated for this award! Now tell us who would you vote for?


I love how video games allow you to be in so many different scenarios. It's like music, there's a game for every person in any situation. Console gaming is my favorite, but you can find me on a pc from time to time. I'm an avid kung fu lover and own 265 Shaw Bros. movies. Currently I'm working on a book and I also write for ThoseGamers.com.

Published Jan. 12th 2016

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