Chalk up another award for The Last Of Us .
The critically acclaimed masterpiece from developer Naughty Dog has earned the Writer's Guild of America's Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games. Specifically, creative director Neil Druckmann received the award.
The other nominees were: Batman: Arkham Origins , God of War: Ascension , and Lost Planet 3 . Yeah, Lost Planet 3 . Thing is, in order to be eligible for this particular award, submitted games must have a separate credit for writing, and the credited writer(s) must be a member of the WGA's Videogame Writers Caucus. Membership only costs $100/year but obviously, not a ton of writers are signed up.
Druckmann replied to a series of congratulatory messages on his Twitter page :
"Thanks for all the kind words, y'all. Once again I couldn't be prouder to be a Naughty Dog. Shout out to all my fellow nominees! #WGAawards"
Despite the lack of competition, there are few game stories in 2013 that were more deserving of TLoU. For the record, we gave our Best Writing/Story Award to Bioshock Infinite , although Naughty Dog's gem was certainly nominated.
Related Game(s): The Last Of Us