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 Written by John Scalzo  on January 13, 2009

News: The WGA has announced the five games that will be competing for the honor of having this year's best script.

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the 2009 Videogame Writing Award, which will be awarded as part of the 2009 Writers Guild Awards to be held on Saturday, February 7.

The Videogame Writing Award honors the "best qualifying script" from any game released between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2008 and the five games nominated this year are:

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!
  • Fallout 3
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld

    To see the full list of nominated writers for each game, see below.

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
    (PC, Xbox 360: Electronic Arts)
    Writer: Haris Orkin
    Story Producer: Mical Pedriana

    Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!
    (PC, Mousechief)
    Writing: Keith Nemitz
    Additional Writing: Adrianne Ambrose

    Fallout 3
    (PC, PS3, Xbox 360: Bethesda Softworks)
    Lead Writer: Emil Pagliarulo
    Quest Writing: Erik J. Caponi, Brian Chapin, Jon Paul Duvall, Kurt Kuhlmann, Alan Nanes, Bruce Nesmith and Fred Zeleny
    Additional Quest Writing: Nate Ellis, William Killeen, Mark Nelson and Justin McSweeney

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360: LucasArts)
    Writers: Haden Blackman, Shawn Pitman, John Stafford and Cameron Suey

    Tomb Raider: Underworld
    (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360: Eidos Interactive)
    Story: Eric Lindstrom and Toby Gard
    Screenplay: Eric Lindstrom

    Good luck to all, but big congratulations to Haden Blackman and the rest of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed writing team. The excellent story really enhanced that game.

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