Futurama, Horizon Zero Dawn lead video game writing award nominations

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Jan 12, 2018, 11:01 AM EST

Who likes good news, everyone? The 2018 nominees for the videogame-focused Writers Guild Awards have been announced, and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is among them. The mobile game from Jam City and TinyCo focuses on the characters of the animated series as they try to repair the universe, which has been torn asunder by the Hypnotoad (all glory!), which has decided to mate.

Cas Ruffin and Patric M. Verrone wrote the game together, but Verrone was actually a writer and producer on Futurama, writing 13 episodes between 1999 and 2013. He also served as president of the Writers Guild of America between 2005 and 2009. Worlds of Tomorrow is his second writing job on a Futurama-inspired game, the first one being Game of Drones in 2016.

Horizon Zero Dawn (John Gonzalez, Benjamin McCaw, Ben Schroder, Anne Toole, Dee Warrick, and Meg Jayanth for Guerrilla Games) and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (Anna Megill, Hazel Monforton, and Sachka Duval for Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) were also nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing category.

All of these games stand alongside the other genre heavy hitters of the last year, including The Shape of Water, Logan, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Game of Thrones, all of which were nominated in other categories. Winners will be announced on February 11.