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WGA Videogame Writing Award nominations include Assassin's Creed 4 and The Last of Us

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, God of War: Ascension,The Last of Us and Lost Planet 3 are nominated for the Writers Guild of America Videogame Writing Award, the organization announced today.

Story writers and scriptwriters Darby McDevitt, Mustapha Mahrach, Jean Guesdon, Jill Murray, Nicholas Grimwood and Mark Llabres Hill are nominated for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Warner Bros. Interactive's narrative director Dooma Wendschuh, senior narrative designer Ryan Galletta and writer Corey May are up to receive the award for Batman: Arkham Origins.

Sony Computer Entertainment writers Marianne Krawczyk and Ariel Lawrence are nominated for their work on God of War: Ascension. Writer Neil Druckmann is up for Sony's The Last of Us. Head writer Richard Gaubert, along with writers Orion Walker and Matt Sophos are nominated for their work on Capcom's Lost Planet 3.

Titles released between Dec. 1, 2012 and Nov. 30, 2013 were considered for the WGA's Videogame Writing Award 2014 and writers must have been members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus when scripts were submitted.

Past titles recognized for outstanding achievement in writing for video games include Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation (2013), written by Richard Farrese and Jill Murray, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2012), written by Amy Hennig.

The awards will be presented during simultaneous 2014 Writers Guild Awards ceremonies on Feb. 1 at the JW Marriott, Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom, New York City.