Writer's Guild of America nominates indie.

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  1. Musenik

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    Their press release (abridged):

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 12, 2009

    2009 VIDEOGAME WRITING AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

    VIDEOGAME WRITING

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Electronic Arts

    Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!, Mousechief Co.

    Fallout 3, Bethesda Softworks

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, LucasArts

    Tomb Raider: Underworld, Eidos Interactive


    Established by the Guilds’ Videogame Writers Caucus to encourage storytelling excellence in videogames, to improve the status of writers, and to begin to encourage uniform standards within the gaming industry, the Videogame Writing Award recognizes the essential creative contributions made by videogame writers. As writers are rapidly becoming more central players in this medium, the Guilds are working to bring more videogame projects under their jurisdiction to ensure writers receive the benefits of a WGA contract.

    The WGA Videogame Writing Award honors the best qualifying script from a videogame published in the previous year. To be eligible for entry, games must have been released between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2008. Work that was not produced under WGA jurisdiction may have been submitted, but must contain separate writing credit(s). Writers of source material were not eligible for awards consideration. At the time scripts were submitted, the credited game writer(s) must have been or must have applied to become members of the WGA’s Videogame Writers Caucus.

    Winners of the 2009 Writers Guild Awards in all categories will be announced at awards ceremonies held on Saturday, February 7, 2009, simultaneously at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

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    Needless to say, we're flabbergasted, working our way up to proud! Proud that we're an indie game developer!
     
  2. Ryan Clark

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    That's amazing! Congrats, Keith!
     
  3. TimS

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    Very nice. We're proud that you're an indie too. :p
     
  4. Drake

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    Wow, that is so excellent! :eek: :D

    Congrats and good luck, Keith!
     
  5. Dave TZ

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    Congratulations! That's extremely impressive, not to mention inspiring! :)
     
  6. Musenik

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    Thank you!

    Our press release tries to promote indie game awareness by asserting this nomination will encourage more indies to break out the niche game indie scene. (which to me seems like bondage of our own making)

    Here's a link to our release:

    http://www.mousechief.com/dhsg/dg_press.html
     
  7. nino_rajacic

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    Congrats Keith!
    It's really pleasure to see indie title among those sharks. Awesome! :)
     
  8. Grey Alien

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    Wow, impressive to say the least!
     
  9. MFS

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    Wow. Just wow.

    That is terribly exciting! Congratulations and good luck! I legitimately think you have a chance at winning and that would be something for the indie history books :)

    As a side note, I noticed your link to a gameplay video on youtube (I've played the game through but was curious how you could make the game compelling in a trailer) and the trailer is very good, but...um...

    The related videos bar to the side had an awful lot of unfriendly content. I don't know if you can filter what videos can be considered 'related' to your trailer, but it was pretty bizarre.

    For example: "HENTAI GOTHIC SCHOOLGIRL EXTREME LESBIAN SEX SC..."
    or, umm...this one: "sexy high school girl brunette with big tits as..."
    :(

    EDIT: I took a screen capture and uploaded the image to my blog repo. I've pm'ed you the link so you can see for yourself...
     
  10. Musenik

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    That's what I get for adding the content tag: feminism. :)

    I'll see what I can do. Ignore my confused reply to your PM. I hadn't read your post yet.
     
  11. MFS

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    I didn't know if you would mind that kind of content in close proximity to your game or not -- but I thought it might turn off a potential download or two, so I figured it worthy of heads up :D
     
  12. Musenik

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    You're right. It probably does bother some. I can only guess that the game title is causing youtube to hiccup porn. They should weigh the content tags better. I'll see if I can edit the tags.

    thanks,
     
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    Wow, that's truly amazing. Congratulations and best of luck!
     
  14. AnthemAudio

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    Congrabulations! Hope this provides more exposure for ya!

    Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars is currently 3rd in a poll for UE3 Game of the year behind Gears of War 2 and Mass Effect. The notoriety has brought the game more traffic for sure. That's indie power!

    -Tony
     
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    Amazing! Congratulations :)
    Great to see another indie game getting the recognition it deserves.
     
  16. Nexic

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    Wow, congrats!
     
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    Congratulations

    That's very very cool. Great Job!
     
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    Awesome!

    Unsolicited advice: You really should embbed your hyperlinks into the PR because if they get published as is you'll get some really great SEO credits.
     
  19. wazoo

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    congratulations on the nomination! hopefully it brings you more success!
     
  20. Musenik

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    Sales from our website have picked up considerably. Although, I suspect that'll tail off quickly. I hope we sell enough to pay for the application fees, two ceremony tickets, and a weekend trip to L.A.

    Another four days of sales like yesterday, and we should be good. Which probably translates to sales over the next two weeks, expecting a rapid decline in sales.
     

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