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Insomniac Games Community Day to Celebrate the Launch of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time!

Ryan Schneider's Avatar Posted by Ryan Schneider on Oct 14, 2009 // Chief Brand Officer, Insomniac Games

Hey all,

You’ve heard from James Stevenson in this blog. You’ve heard from Bryan Intihar. You’ve even heard from Ted Price.

But you haven’t heard from me yet! I’m Ryan Schneider, Insomniac’s Community Director (jstevenson’s long lost “stunt double” for you NeoGaf veterans). I want to personally invite you to what I hope becomes a long-standing tradition – our Community Day event at Insomniac HQ in Burbank (Calif.).


Nothing makes us happier at Insomniac than celebrating our accomplishments with our fans. Last year, we hosted our first Community Day here to commemorate the launch of Resistance 2 (see images). We conducted a panel discussion with the dev team, served a gigantic lunch, fragged each other silly in MP/co-op matches and signed a ton of autographs. In short, it was a success.

We want to do it again, only bigger and better. So on Friday, October 23 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, please join us to celebrate the upcoming October 27 North American launch of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time. There will be (rare) swag to give away. There will be autographs to collect – maybe even a couple from some famous non-Insomniacs. There will be food and drink to consume. And there will be many Insomniacs milling about to meet along with possibly another surprise or two.

We hope you can join us! We’ll take care of the event, so all you have to take care of is getting here. The first 120 people will get in, so make sure to arrive early (there’s only so many people we can fit inside the studio). Visit our Facebook event page for details and be kept apprised of event updates (under 18 must have a parent or guardian in attendance). Of course, I’ll be sending updates via our Twitter feed (@insomniacgames) so stay tuned there as well.

Looking forward to meeting you on October 23!

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+ XxblitzassaultXx on October 14th, 2009 at 6:40 pm said:

i wish i could attend this.. but i cant drive from seattle to burbank


+ rcgaryk on October 14th, 2009 at 6:46 pm said:

I’d love to be able to help and partake in this. I even have my copy of R&C reserved. However I am one of the lucky PS3 owners who’s Blu-Ray drive has been rendered useless by the recent 3.01 firmware…


+ PullusPardusUS on October 14th, 2009 at 6:53 pm said:

i just finished Ratchet and Clank Tools, and im going into Quest For Booty , so how is this game going to be? Quest for booty as i noticed had more Exploration and Platforming than Tools of Destruction.
i hope this one have too, it looks sweeetttt!

btw did i mention that i love you guys! =]


+ RESISTANCE61513 on October 14th, 2009 at 6:54 pm said:

Cool, I RSVP’d on the Facebook event page.

Does that guarantee an entry?

Thanks for answering my question Mr. Schneider.


+ sonicthemonkey on October 14th, 2009 at 6:54 pm said:

Ah, if only I lived closer…and there was more room. It would surely be a bummer pf the highest caliber to drive 20 hours or so/spend hundreds of dollars on a flight, only to find that hundreds of others had been turned away long before you.

I’ll meet you Insomniacs eventually.


+ Gringo234 on October 14th, 2009 at 6:56 pm said:

If only they supported R2 with more DLC.

What a waste.

For all those who are attending have fun.


+ Chaos200786 on October 14th, 2009 at 7:01 pm said:

Im doing my darndest to get the RSVP in….Im only bout 15 mins away…..Please Insomniac LET ME IN!!!!!!!!!!! I want swag! I want hands on with Ratchet and Clank!!! I want FOOD TOO!!!!!


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    + rschneider on October 15th, 2009 at 9:40 am said:

    There should be room still so try again today.


+ spysheep on October 14th, 2009 at 7:06 pm said:

East Coast =(
You should so put coverage on Youtube!

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    + rschneider on October 15th, 2009 at 9:41 am said:

    I\’m sure there will be a PS Blog story covering all the details from the event so stay tuned.


+ thebrocknation on October 14th, 2009 at 7:32 pm said:

Yeah, definitely show “the east coast some love.” I look forward to an event at the N.C. location


+ BZKlint on October 14th, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

So what was with that article on that mentioned a Resistance 3? :)


+ EmperorKorea on October 14th, 2009 at 7:41 pm said:

so how’s development on Resistance 3 going?


+ Stealthur on October 14th, 2009 at 8:45 pm said:

Hi Ryan,

Judging by post #46, we CAN reserve a spot by “attending” on the Facebook page? Is this correct? Just want to be sure to get a spot. If not, I’ll need to leave early. Thank you.

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    + rschneider on October 15th, 2009 at 9:41 am said:

    Yes, that is the place to RSVP officially. Not here or via our Twitter feed or anyplace else. Go to the Facebook Events page.


+ scoobycool on October 14th, 2009 at 8:47 pm said:

I REALLY WISH I COULD GO! i wanted to go to e3 and comic-con, but i couldnt because i live in toronto, canada. IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO GET FROM ONTARIO, CANADA TO BURBANK, CALIFORNIA!


+ CrusherX on October 14th, 2009 at 9:34 pm said:

In in New Zealand.

See you there? ;p


+ R9delta on October 14th, 2009 at 10:43 pm said:

I wish I lived closer so I could come just to meet you guys. Same for Naughty Dog as well. Both you guys are just on a whole different tier for me as far as great games go ever since the days of Spyro and Crash back on the PS1 respectively. I can’t wait for the new R&C. All pre-ordered and ready to go.


+ muzzar69 on October 14th, 2009 at 11:04 pm said:

whats the release date for R&CACIT in australia?
im kinda lost.
EB is saying november 5th.
game is saying october 25th.
JBHIFI is saying october 29th.
ebay listings are all over the place.
please please please dont do what you did with R2 and make us wait 3 extra weeks for it.
O and for the limited edition, will there be a bonus disk with making of scenes?
i was so disappointed with the uncharted 2 special edition just some pretty codes.
i love to see how the game was made like the disk they had for batman AA or MGS4.
now thats how a limited edition should be done.


+ Mero84 on October 14th, 2009 at 11:25 pm said:


could you also celebrate my birthday as well, it is on the same day as the launch of R&C: A Crack it Time.

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    + rschneider on October 15th, 2009 at 9:42 am said:

    I can wish you a happy birthday now, on behalf of everyone at Insomniac Games :)


+ superstewie on October 15th, 2009 at 12:29 am said:

it must be great to work at sony at this time, compared to Microsoft Sony has much more unique project going on.

from the outside looking in:
people at Microsoft want to beat Sony, and people at Sony want to make fun games there is almost no fun in Halo is what i am saying.


+ Thrasher20 on October 15th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

Sounds freeking sweet


+ Gambit07 on October 15th, 2009 at 10:34 am said:

Wow, I didn’t know you guys are THAT close to where I work and live!


+ Chaos200786 on October 15th, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

YAY!!!!! I’m IN!!!!! See Everyone there!!!


+ Synchra on October 15th, 2009 at 1:56 pm said:

Ahhhh man.. I wish I could take the time off to drive down there!! Have fun!!! Hopefully I will get to come to one of these someday.

Miss you guys!


+ Mucudadada on October 15th, 2009 at 2:05 pm said:

Yaaaa!!! I just asked my professor if I could skip out on doing my presentation that day so I can come. He said yes!!!

Viva la Insomniac!


+ MegaClank on October 15th, 2009 at 2:21 pm said:

Why on the week I have something? Why not the next week for my birthday? Haha.


+ Chaos200786 on October 15th, 2009 at 6:46 pm said:

@ # 74

Isn’t education awesome!


+ ABNVOX on October 16th, 2009 at 4:11 am said:

wish i lived out there, sucks i missed that uncharted event here in chicago.


+ emiru69 on October 16th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

Any help? I’m planning going to the event but I don’t understand what I have to do to get a spot, thanks


+ emiru69 on October 16th, 2009 at 1:27 pm said:

ok, now I have another doubt, the event says “the first 120 people will get it”. But the RSVP on facebook has already 169 confirmed guest…


+ ThatOtherPerson on October 21st, 2009 at 12:09 am said:

Hey. I missed the RSVP on Facebook, since I’m assuming that was the guest list that you just closed off. I was hoping that I can still make it in if I’m one of the first 120 people to show up. Do I have to be on the guest list on Facebook to be allowed in?


+ superstewie on October 15th, 2009 at 12:30 am said:

a dead moose is more fun than Halo.


+ Skunka on October 15th, 2009 at 1:55 am said:

This is so cool you guy’s are holding Insomniac Community Day again! For the 1st time since this morning (well technically yesterday morning the 14th, since it’s now after midnight), I’m now able to get today’s news from the PlayStation.Blog. After all today was the last day of World Cup Qualifying. So after the end of the business day (1st game I cared about was at 3:pm, right when Insomniac posted), it was all about soccer!

Anyway, that’s me in the 1st picture playin’ Resistance 2, wearing my black cap backwards w/backpack. The 1st annual Insomniac Community day was a super memorable experience!

They held a couple keynote’s addressing the various development stages that went into creating Resistance 2. A Q&A session that actually went into pretty technical detail. Awesome! We were then catered to with a HUGE delicious lunch! After that a studio tour followed with a autograph session at the end.

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    + rschneider on October 15th, 2009 at 9:43 am said:

    Thanks for the note and the endorsement. Glad you had fun last year…that\’s why we\’re doin\’ it again!


+ Skunka on October 15th, 2009 at 1:56 am said:

Whoever was able to remain past the said time, was invited to stay and play Resistance 2 against the Insomniac QC tester’s. Everyone was sent home with swag. Wonder what they have in store for us this time?

The whole day was an experience I’ll never forget! The way Insomniac shows there appreciation towards it’s fans, is simply AWESOME! Insomniac opening there doors like this, receiving there fans with open arms, is UN-heard of! I’ve never been aware of any other development house doing something like the for there fans… Have you?


+ Skunka on October 15th, 2009 at 2:09 am said:

Best thing of all…… is that I only live a few blocks away! :P


+ KazeEternal on October 15th, 2009 at 8:00 am said:

I’ve been kind of busy with Uncharted 2 so I haven’t been keeping up with the blog like I use too so I hope someone reads this lol.

I can’t wait for R&CFACiT, it looks to be amazing. I hope future installments will have some sort of online mode, maybe even an isolated co-op mode.

I’m really excited about Resistance 3 (don’t deny the movie set lol), I loved Resistance 2 and it was a significant improvement over Resistance 1. I just hope that R3 has more of the Single Player feel for the Co-op mode in terms of story. While they were fun and a high light of the game for me, the story was major filler with the exception of a few things. To read through it all in load screens, yikes.

Jealous of anyone who can make this event for just hte fun time and the potential swag. Wish I could go out there.


+ Jim777 on October 14th, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

I would love to attend but im all the way over on the east coast >_>

Ill have to stuff myself with Ratchet and Clank Home gear to make up for the Insomniac shaped hole in my heart :P


+ ajpfeif on October 14th, 2009 at 3:40 pm said:

Already got Crack in Time pre-ordered.
Can’t wait!!!


+ hkyluver on October 14th, 2009 at 3:40 pm said:

Eagerly awaiting October 27th! Great job on the game guys, looks great! Diggin’ the space travel too, I’m ready to sink some hours in too this puppy. =D


+ NiteStrikerZero on October 14th, 2009 at 3:41 pm said:

I wish I lived in the area. I’m stuck here in Virginia though

Btw, can’t wait to get the next firmware with cross-game chat :D


+ STIFF1 on October 14th, 2009 at 3:41 pm said:

Can’t wait to get my hands on Crack!!!


+ Tr3p1dat10n on October 14th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

STill nothing in Idaho :(


+ S-s-sarah on October 14th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

No way for me to be there since I go to school and live in Missouri. D:
But I pre-ordered R&C already! Woo. Can’t wait for it. :B


+ ProSoldier14 on October 14th, 2009 at 3:45 pm said:

Aw, I wish I lived in Burbank.


+ floppy72 on October 14th, 2009 at 3:45 pm said:

Resistance 2 and Ratchet & Clank RULEZ


+ ajpfeif on October 14th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

I live close and want to go, but I have school. Or maybe I wont.
Hurry I need a good name for a disease.


+ JohnnySasaki on October 14th, 2009 at 3:51 pm said:

I’m so there! Last year was amazing =D

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    + rschneider on October 14th, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

    Awesome. Look forward to seeing you again.


+ SoYoung on October 14th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

I’m so exited for this new Ratchet game. It is one of my favorite franchise back in ps2 and now on the ps3. Right now I restarted a game for both Tools of Destruction and Quest for booty, so good games realy!

Just one question : Do you think we’ll have a demo for a crack in time before the release date ?


+ djpenny1 on October 14th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

what about Canada?


+ yin69yang on October 14th, 2009 at 4:00 pm said:

I know eevryone is gushing about Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2, and Borderlands. But to me my money and game of the year titles are Ratchet and Clank and New Super Mario Wii :-D

I rented Uncharted 2 and it’s cool and fun but the AI is kinda stupid and i have more fun playing any of the R&C games :-D
Also how can you possibly say no to 4player coop on New Super Mario Wii and do bets to see who wins the stage :-p

I wish Insomniac would open a office in Phoenix so i can work for them without having to move to LA :-p


+ ndw4 on October 14th, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

Jeez, if I was Insomniac I would be soooo jealous of Naughty Dog

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    + rschneider on October 14th, 2009 at 6:29 pm said:

    We\’re not jealous of the Dogs at all. We all try to encourage each other to raise the bar in game\’s development and they really did w/ Uncharted 2!


+ AceOfSpades725 on October 14th, 2009 at 4:11 pm said:

This sounds fun!…..but the insomniac HQ is about a 6 hour drive from the bay area so i’ll probably stay home. The new Ratchet & Clank looks great! I can’t wait to play it!

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