Fallout 3, Red Alert 3 and The Force Unleashed amongst others up for gongs

WGA announces game writing award nominees

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its Videogame Writing award.

Five games are up for the award: Red Alert 3 (EA), Fallout 3 (Bethesda), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (LucasArts), Tomb Raider: Underworld (Eidos) and indie title Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! (Mousechief).

The award will be given out at the 2009 Writers Guild Awards, which will be held simultaneously in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City on February 7th.

The full list of writers nominated are as follows:

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (writer Haris Orkin, story producer Mical Pedriana)

Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! (writing Keith Nemitz, additional writing Adrianne Ambrose)

Fallout 3, 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 (writers: Haden Blackman, Shawn Pitman, John Stafford and Cameron Suey)

Tomb Raider: Underworld (story Eric Lindstrom and Toby Gard, screenplay Eric Lindstrom)

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