Be like the main character in KIND WORDS and get to writing this year at Melbourne International Games Week

Deadline extended for Australian Writers Guild awards gaming category

You'll now have until midway through MIGW to get your entries in, plus if you're looking to learn more about the craft of interactive narrative some free events you can sign up for.

September 21, 2023 4:15 PM

The Australian Writers Guild have extended their deadline for entries into the 56th annual AWGIE awards, the annual celebration of Australia's best writing.

Developers and narrative designers who have released a game in 2022 will now have until the middle of Melbourne International Games Week, Thursday 5th of October to submit their entry into Interactive Media & Gaming Category.

Previous winners include THE FORGOTTEN CITY one of the first Australian made games to win a screenwriting award which also happens to be one of my favourite games of the last couple of years.

You can find all the details on the how to submit your entry on the AWG website.

If you're looking to hone your writing craft maybe in prepartion for a future AWGIEs entry, why not check out these free events being held both on and offline over the next couple of weeks including writers of CULT OF THE LAMB, WARFRAME, ASSASSIN'S CREED and PRINCE OF PERSIA.

  • 25th September - JoJo Zhou: In Conversation with Ellen Jurik - Playwrights turned narrative designers Ellen Jurik (STORM BOY: THE GAME) and JoJo Zhou (CULT OF THE LAMB, INNCHANTED) talk about their careers.
  • 30th September - Narrative Direction: Get Pitch Ready - Alexander Swords (Forest Paths Method for Narrative Design) shares tips on how to strengthen and communicate your game when pitching to platforms and publishers
  • 4th October - Lunch Break: Directing the Narrative - Alexander Swords , Matt Zagurak (ASSASSIN'S CREED, PRINCE OF PERSIA.) and Cam Rogers (QUANTUM BREAK, WARFRAME)
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