Baldur's Gate 3 wins Nebula Award for Best Screenplay

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The role-playing hit Larian Stuidos continues to expand its trophy collection. This time the literary talent of the screenwriters was noted.

The annual Nebula Literary Prize recognizes the best works in science fiction and fantasy. The results were announced on June 8, and Baldur's Gate 3 became the winner of Nebula 2023 in the “Best Game Writing” category.

The Science Fiction Writers Association of America has praised the story writers behind Larian Studios' hit game. If there was a category for the largest number of writers working on a game, Baldur's Gate 3 would compete there too. Sixteen people were responsible for the game’s plot, including the head of Larian Studios, Sven Vincke. The final script for Baldur's Gate 3 consists of more than two million words of dialogue and approximately 170 hours of in-game cutscenes and staged scenes.

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Along with Baldur's Gate 3 in the nomination for best screenplay Alan Wake 2, Dredge and others fought. Last year, the main prize was taken by “Game of the Year 2022” according to many publications – Elden Ring.

Baldur's Gate 3 wins Nebula Award for Best Screenplay

The “Best Game Writing” nomination was established in 2018, and the first the winner was announced a year later. Remarkably, the first project to receive such an award was a special episode of the series “Black Mirror – Bandersnatch.” It was released as a separate film, where, while watching, users made decisions for the main character in order to ultimately get one of five possible endings to the episode.

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