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Insomniac Rocks – jestermax



Posts: 1064
From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: 06-21-2006
Hey now, Just wanted to give a few reasons why Insomniac is so great .
Point 1) Their games have immense detail and quality. In my opinion, it's not just a deep storyline or some high quality graphics/models that show quality; it's the little things. Stuff like a great game manual. The ratchet games include very well made manuals with style; the first noticeable thing is that they're landscape instead of portrait . Well ok, that's the the whole thing but it's part of the presentation of the game and the overall experience. It shows that it wasn't just a quick development cycle to release a game and start bringing in money.

Point 2) They're capable of making quality games of multiple genres. Small/medium game companies don't always manage to pull off games outside of their usual. Resistance was a 'realistic' style FPS. That's a big difference from their Ratchet & Clank games but it really shows how skilled and versatile they are.

Point 3) They're really in touch with the gaming community. They have an amazing podcast called The Full Moon show which is really interesting to listen to. They have a forum on their site for further fun-ness and they've started releasing articles and notes on developing for the PS3. Oh yeah, on every FMS podcast they have a special guest which they then make a charity donation in that guest's name. I think that's pretty great . It just seems like this company isn't just out for fame and/or glory. They've actually received the title of one of the top 10 best small companies to work for in America. Sadly, I live in Canada so odds are I'll never set foot on their land but still. They're added to the list of people I'd love to meet. Others include the developers at GG (Tribes 2 is one of my all time favourite games), and the guys at Free Radical Design (the Brits that made Timesplitters and Second Sight).

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Posts: 1902
From: Great Falls, Montana, USA
Registered: 04-28-2002
Did you know that Insomniac found out about a kid who was paralyzed but wanted to be a game designer---they made him a fully playable character in the next Ratchet and Clank game--they are uber-cool people I ghave their PS3 research page bookmarked on my browser hehe!




Posts: 484
From: Queensland, Australia
Registered: 03-16-2006
Sadly, I live in Canada so odds are I'll never set foot on their land but still.

Hehe.. At least your just a road trip away from them I'm in Australia and they are on my 'Places to Work' list (at #2). I'm currently working at #1 on my list (Auran rocks, don't know if I want to move on from here though).