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Insomniac Recruitment Videos

Bryan Intihar's Avatar Posted by Creative Director, Insomniac Games

A fully-stocked kitchen, on-site massage therapist, free cruise to the Bahamas—apparently, those kinds of employee perks weren’t enough for Chris Stathis, the star of last year’s ”Pinballz” video, to stick around at Insomniac Games. But even though Chris has moved on, he’s still our friend. In fact, we decided to check in with him at his new gig, MegaCorp, to see how it compared to his time here.

So if you’re like Chris’ new…err, old MegaCorp coworker and want to join Insomniac Games, head to the careers section of our website. We have a number of positions available in both our Burbank and North Carolina studio.

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Thrasher20 said:

March 31st, 12:03 pm

Wait for me! Once I get my degree I will apply! Yayuh baby ;)

LETHARGIC474 said:

March 31st, 12:04 pm

Sweet. You guys rock!

I would love to work at Insomniac.

Onna76_NL said:

March 31st, 12:06 pm

I’d love to have a job at a game company, unfortunate I know nothing about development :-(

bigdaddykraven said:

March 31st, 12:07 pm

Good videos, glad to see you guys growing during the economy. I went to apply with you guys before I got my current job in NC but it didn’t appear there were any jobs along my line of work(web/graphic designer) at the time.

I think I sent on in anyway…but at any rate great videos. Maybe I’ll break into the game industry later with more experience :)

djspinal said:

March 31st, 12:08 pm


SolidOni_ds said:

March 31st, 12:09 pm

This is neat, just like a $99 ps2 *price is right fail song*

dwight123 said:

March 31st, 12:14 pm

Maybe they should charge $99 for this too?

Scodo_Thope said:

March 31st, 12:19 pm

Electrical Engineer with 15 years networking and telecommunications…..I will get the coffee and donuts….mmmm donuts.

Will work for games :) !

DMAPacket said:

March 31st, 12:22 pm


Awwwww…poor liddle baby! Are you still crying about ‘teh Big Announcement’ you were dumb enough to think was supposed to happen today?

EvoAnubis said:

March 31st, 12:22 pm

You guys are crazy people. I like that.

Phantommizzi said:

March 31st, 12:23 pm

Great videos! But PLEASE tell me that the FMS is a hint to the show returning soon! And I mean very soon! Like this Thursday . . . PLEASE!

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    James Stevenson said:

    March 31st, 3:07 pm

    Maybe not this Thursday, but very soon. I\’m sort of getting antsy about not having done one (though the break has been nice)

enewtabie said:

March 31st, 12:23 pm

Needing a animator for a AAA title with great characters is kind of a give away isn’t it, Bryan ? :)

Need to make sure to do some community stuff in Raleigh like Burbank receives. There’s a great gaming community here.

TheHater2 said:

March 31st, 12:23 pm

When is the full moon show coming back?

SEVIREDgamer said:

March 31st, 12:31 pm

Hey Brian I’m an artist and I would really love to have my hands in game art, Think it’s possible to internt at your Burbank Studio?

starBlinky01 said:

March 31st, 12:38 pm

you guys can hire me as ‘dude who plays your games’ or ‘dude who buys all the food’ cuz I know you guys need sum1 for buying that food.. and eating it..


IrishPete333 said:

March 31st, 12:38 pm

Go cry on another blog solid! Stick to the subject.


March 31st, 12:42 pm

man if i even had the slightest bit of skills id be all over this job

caliblue15 said:

March 31st, 12:42 pm

What degree do I need Bryan?

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    James Stevenson said:

    March 31st, 3:08 pm

    Depends on what you want to do, art, programming, design, etc. etc.

enewtabie said:

March 31st, 12:43 pm

I’m sure you could apply for QA down the road unless it’s outsourced.

reson8er said:

March 31st, 12:43 pm

Brian! When is a new Podcast coming out?

I miss hearing you guys on my subway commute, lol.

Capt-Fury- said:

March 31st, 12:44 pm

never seen that animated FMS logo, it looks great.

gamekoning said:

March 31st, 12:46 pm

well insomaniac can now start with some vichles in resistance 3 i dont wannne walk the every mission

ruffneckc said:

March 31st, 12:48 pm

Now you all can go make a difference in the games you play instead of moaning what it lacks all the time :)

katsuo7171 said:

March 31st, 12:50 pm

I need a place to put my foot into the door I’m currently scripting my game with my friend who’s an art designer, and I just entered early programming. Hey quick question, I’m 2 years into college and I would like to know when I graduate will I be able to instantly apply for Insomniac. Or is there more that you guys require other than an almost complete game and a degree in Computer web development and programming?


Darkos87 said:

March 31st, 12:52 pm

so… do you hire other people to do your work while you do NOTHING at all??? :)

NCtwin said:

March 31st, 12:53 pm

I’ve sent in my resume almost a month ago. I’m new to California so I hope that I can get something close to home. You guys drive like maniacs out here!!! I thought Atlanta was bad…

Insomnia999 said:

March 31st, 1:00 pm

I’m a Insomniac fanboy(just look at my name), but can you please stop posting about the job opportunities and benefits at Insomniac.

You made one post about it and that’s enough; leave that stuff on your main website.

NCtwin said:

March 31st, 1:00 pm

Matter of fact, if anyone knows anywhere that’s hiring in the LA area, please let me know. I’ve been out here for two months turning in resumes and filling out apps with no result. I keep revising my resume and still nothing…ok enough begging. Time to get out and continue the search.

will562 said:

March 31st, 1:00 pm

Only if I was older.

Ftwrthtx said:

March 31st, 1:01 pm

I’d love to work at a place like that!

Griffins22 said:

March 31st, 1:02 pm

Is there going to be a Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time Collectors Edition?

wizeguy22 said:

March 31st, 1:02 pm

man its amazing how u guys can have all that fun and still make a game.. (check that)… a great game every year ….. you guys are awesome!!

koston3647 said:

March 31st, 1:03 pm

bryan not saying these arent funny cause they really are…but that music video last year is just too good. nice job Insomniac

wizeguy22 said:

March 31st, 1:03 pm

maybe thats why your games are always fun to play.. cause you guys understand fun!

Crzypenguin said:

March 31st, 1:10 pm

I would love to join Insomniac, it is my dream to work there but I am only a sophomore in high school. Just keep an intern spot open until I’m in college. Thanks. I love you guys.

P.S. I am on the east coast so I’ll probably go for the North Carolina branch.

Insomnia999 said:

March 31st, 1:14 pm

Great videos though and I would definitely love to work there.

I guess this is a good way to get a large audience interested, thus you guys can get the best qualified workers.

acerazer1 said:

March 31st, 1:29 pm

I LOL’ed. I wish I could work at a place like Insomniac, but instead I will end up at a MegaCorp. Stupid business world. What can ya do?

phinnv8 said:

March 31st, 1:31 pm

Neat, where is the PlayStation 3 announcement Sony we are all waiting????

bigdaddykraven said:

March 31st, 1:35 pm


Good luck man. I was job searching for a long time too, took me 6 months of steadily putting out applications every day until I got a few nibbles and ended up with a pretty decent job.

Just be persistent, call them for a follow up if they don’t specify not to. (Just remembered what he didn’t do with his Insomniac resume).

In this economy they can hire experienced people for less so new guys are having a harder time…keep at it and someone will take notice :)


March 31st, 1:35 pm

we get free milk at my work… i don’t see how this can compare.

BZKlint said:

March 31st, 1:36 pm

Too bad I’m only 17.
(18 in June)

Especially since I see you have Raisin Bran…

lakaiHIGH said:

March 31st, 1:38 pm

I’m getting a weird sortta Office spinoff vibe here… i give props for the mustache but production value a C-. A for effort though guys! would love to work for ya. with all those awards as being best company to work for im surprised you guys are hiring. that either mean expansion or layoffs/quitters. no one likes a quitter.


BZKlint said:

March 31st, 1:44 pm

Forgot to mention I used to work at a place that had a gym. That’s because it WAS a gym…

I was the guy who cleaned all the sweat and dirt off of the machines…


JuanDHexen said:

March 31st, 1:44 pm

Would love to work for them.

P.S. I leaving the blog for today,there just too many pissed off ps3 owners.

Chaosrunner said:

March 31st, 1:50 pm

Do you ever have any writer or PM slots that open up? The categories on the web site didn’t seem to indicate it, so I figured I’d ask here.

CrimsonFox13 said:

March 31st, 1:52 pm

Haha, this looks like a great place to work…
Hopefully, if I ever get involved in game development, you’ll still be hiring! It’ll be a few years at least, though…

gamefan67 said:

March 31st, 1:54 pm

it’s like a fantasy you guys are awesome

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

March 31st, 2:06 pm

I’ll apply, I have IT experience but not experience in the videogames industry :/

wallhugger said:

March 31st, 2:12 pm

I love the way a gaming company is advertising like this to get new employers XD.

although with all the fancy stuff going on… how is working for insomniac when the release date is coming closer and the stress is building up.

Mindplague said:

March 31st, 2:13 pm

I know most people hate them but do you need an Technology Auditor? Blaagh.. I know the answer already.. :(

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