Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture collects prize, with Her Story and Sunless Sea also shortlisted

Chinese Room picks up British Writers’ Guild Award for best game writing

The Chinese Room’s Dan Pinchbeck has been recognised as the best games writer of 2015 by the British Writers’ Guild.

Pinchbeck scripted Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, which launched on PS4 last year.

The ambient title is free of combat, and sees players exploring a deserted British village and attempting to discover what has happened to its residents.

Games broadcaster and journalist Julia Hardy presented Pinchbeck with the trophy for Best Writing in a Video Game at the British Writers’ Guild Awards.

‘Rapture fended off competition from Failbetter Games’ Lovecraftian seafaring roguelike Sunless Sea and Sam Barlow’s acclaimed FMV murder-mystery title Her Story, which were shortlisted for the award.

Sunless Sea was written collectively by Alexis Kennedy, Richard Cobbett, Amal El-Mohtar, Chris Gardiner, Meg Jayanth and Emily Short.

View the full list of winners here.

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