Yesterday was host to the British Writers’ Guild Awards, an annual event which celebrates the best of the best of British writing across media and entertainment, in among the awards for TV, Film, Radio, and Stage is Video Games and this year there were some pretty fantastic nominees.
In amongst the nominees up for “best writing in a video game” were Sam Barlow for Her Story and Alexis Kennedy, Richard Cobbett, Amal El-Mohtar, Chris Gardiner, Meg Jayanth and Emily Short for Sunless Sea. Stiff competition, I’m sure you can agree, but out on top came Dan Pinchbeck who took home the Writers’ Guild award for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.
Although some considered the game to be another walking simulator, the game had a pretty thrilling and deep story. The game overall was pretty darn good too as Alex Wright gave it an 8.8/10 in our review.
Many have shared their surprise that in an event such as this, video games are even a category, but following today’s announcement, video gaming in the UK is about to get pretty darn big.