Writers Guild of America Adds Video Game Category to Their Awards Ceremony
When you ask people if Video Games can be seen as a "form of art," most people would usually say no. However in this day and age, Video Games are starting to become their own thing. Much like how movies were seen as obscure a long time ago, video games have come quite a way from not only the graphics, but the story telling. So much so in fact, that the Writers Guild of America has added new Award Categories as a part the 2013 awards ceremony that they host. Alongside with "New Media," video games are have been added.
Much like any other category, this category is said to "Recognize writers as primary content creators that help drive the video game industry." As of right now, submissions are being accepted for the 2013 WGA Videogame Writing Award from September 4th through the 30th of November, and they are currently accepting any games that were published between the 1st of December, 2011 and the 30th of November 2012.
Now I am personally excited for this since it is about time that Video games get recognized for the story telling aspect that they bring to the table. The only bad thing I can say about this is how they couldn't have done this sooner. I can tell you right now that if this was last year, Bastion would have won hands down.
What do you think about this? Which games should be nominated for this prestige award?