Alien: Isolation, The Last of Us: Left Behind, Assassin's Creed Unity, and Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry and all been nominated by the Writers Guild of America for an award celebrating excellence in videogame writing.
The Videogame Writing Award will be among the many accolades given out at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, to be held in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City on February 14. The award celebrates excellence in scriptwriting for videogames.
Nominees are chosen from a pool of eligible games, being those released the year prior and featuring Writers Guild of America members among their writing credits. The judging panel is composed of "Videogame Writers Caucus members and/or Writers Guild members active in videogame writing."
The Videogame Writing Award was introduced in 2008 (for games released in 2007), and was won that year by Dead Head Fred. Winners since then include Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, and The Last of Us.