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Insomniac’s ‘News’ Finally Revealed

March 10, 2009 Written by Anthony Severino


When it was announced on Insomniac Games’ Twitter, that they would be revealing some news, everyone understandably got very excited.

Then Insomniac sent out another tweet saying that the news wasn’t ‘earth shattering’ which took the level of excitement down a few notches…

Well today the news has finally been revealed:

Insomniac Games Honored as One of the Top 5 Companies to Work for in California

Ratchet & Clank(R) and Resistance(TM) Creators win 8th award for best workplace.

BURBANK, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ — Independent console videogames developer Insomniac Games has once again distinguished itself as being among the best studios to work for in the videogames industry and the entertainment business in general. Insomniac, creators of the multi-million selling Spyro the Dragon(R), Ratchet & Clank(R) and Resistance(TM) franchises exclusively for PlayStation(R) consoles, was recognized as the only videogame studio in this year’s Employers Group “California’s Best Places to Work” survey, ranking as the fifth best place to work in California.

The award represents the eighth “best workplace” honor that Insomniac has won since 2005. During that span, Insomniac has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Small Businesses to Work for in America for three-straight years by the Great Places to Work Institute, and won awards as one of the top best companies to work for in the California, Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas.

“Last year was an especially historic time for Insomniac in that we launched two successful games in one year while also laying the groundwork for our new North Carolina studio,” said Ted Price, Insomniac Games’ founder and CEO. “It’s therefore especially gratifying to earn such praise for our work culture considering the volume of activity and change we experienced. When we factor in the multitude of innovative companies populating the state this honor becomes even more humbling and special.”

Employers Group is a non-profit association founded in 1896, and recognizes the top companies in California to work for that have developed successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. The awards process was based on two components: Responses to questions about companies’ work environments, polices, practices, and benefits, as well as a survey of a random sample of employees.

Insomniac’s unique culture focuses on employee collaboration, contribution and recognition. Employees from all departments offer ideas and suggestions, and peer-recognition awards include tickets to concerts and sporting events. As part of Insomniac’s upcoming 15th anniversary celebration, employees and their significant others will be treated to an all-expenses paid cruise to the Bahamas. Insomniac also offers a highly competitive benefits package, royalty programs, and other perks such as a fully-stocked kitchen, catered lunches and massage therapy.

Insomniac, with nearly 200 employees and studios in both Burbank, CA and Raleigh, NC, continues to seek new employees in a variety of production-related positions.

About Insomniac Games – Insomniac Games is a wholly independent console videogames developer that has released award-winning hits for the PlayStation(R) game console, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3) for 15 years. The company created the first three Spyro the Dragon(R) games, the Ratchet & Clank(R) franchise and the Resistance(TM) series, and the games have combined to sell more than 32 million units worldwide. Insomniac Games is currently developing an unannounced title, exclusively for PS3.

In addition to making blockbuster videogames, Insomniac is known for ranking among the top four “Best Small Companies to Work for in America” in 2005 and 2006 and among the Top 10 for 2007, according to the Great Places to Work Institute and Society for Human Resources Management. More information can be found at