Creator / Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is an American video game developer that started in 1994 who quickly gained a close relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment; for 18 years they developed games only on PlayStation platforms. This relationship was so pervasive that many assumed that they were a Sony first-party outright. During that time they were considered a driving force of PlayStation systems as their titles were often well-received and considered integral to those consoles lineup, with franchises such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.

For their first four games Insomniac published through Universal Interactive Studios, but after the release of Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Insomniac decided to have their games published directly by Sony, meaning they could no longer work with Universal on new Spyro games (in a situation that mirrored Naughty Dog and Crash Bandicoot). After trying to develop two games ideas that were eventually canned, they created Ratchet & Clank, possibly their most well-known property and the only one they made games for on the PlayStation 2.

Starting in 2013 with Fuse, Insomniac took a dedicated stance towards owning the IPs of the games they developed. Fuse was their first ever multi-platform game, in partnership with the now-defunct EA Partners Program, and their stance on their IPs led to them partnering with Microsoft Studios for Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One, their first game exclusive to a non-Sony platform. In 2015 they released their first PC title, Slow Down Bull.

They're pretty chummy with fellow developer Naughty Dog, trading game references between each other during the PlayStation 2 era and in particular using portions of Naughty Dog code in the engine used for the original Ratchet & Clank games. They have also become known for having crazy weapons in their titles, especially in Ratchet & Clank, Resistance and Sunset Overdrive.

Has nothing to do with The Insomniac.

Games and franchises developed by Insomniac Games: