Congratulations to three of our Big Finish writers - Alan Barnes, Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby - who've been nominated for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for Best Videogame Script.
The trio have been nonimated for the script for Risen 2: Dark Waters, an action role-playing game for PS3 and Xbox which allows the player to take on pirates and the deadly sea creature the Kraken (among other challenges).
Alan Barnes is best known for acting as the script editor (and often chief ideas man) on the Doctor Who main range, and regularly writes for various Doctor Who ranges, his recent highlights being Doctor Who: Trail of the White Worm and Doctor Who: The Oseidon Adventure for the Fourth Doctor, and co-writing the enormously well-received Doctor Who: Gods and Monsters with Mike Maddox. Emma Beeby and Gordon Rennie are a writing team whose first Doctor Who story for Big Finish was The Doomsday Quatrain. Their work can be heard again in December on main range release Doctor Who: 1001 Nights.
The winner of Best Videogame Script will be announced on Wednesday 14 November at The Tabernacle in London's glittering Notting Hill.
As part of our 15 Days of Big Finish, celebrating 15 years of Doctor Who audio adventures, Nick Briggs, Sue Cowley and Ian Atkins are chatting to writer Rob Shearman.