What does it take to be an Insomniac? A true passion for game development, especially for the types of games we create. The ability to thrive in the rapid pace of an independent studio. The imagination to deliver amazing player experiences. Sound like you?
Our games promote positive messages. We tell stories about good overcoming evil. We focus on positive themes like friendship, self-sacrifice and fighting for the greater good. And we walk the walk ourselves through our inclusive workplace culture and industry leadership.
Our studio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment with locations in Burbank, Calif. and Durham, N.C. We’ve earned 20 local, regional, state and national awards for our workplace culture and offer top-tier benefits and amenities including comprehensive healthcare coverage, 401 (k) matching and generous paid-time-off (PTO).
If I don’t see a job that fits my skillset will you accept my resume anyway?
You can complete an online profile and opt to be notified of future openings that match your skills and apply in the future.
When will I hear from you about my application?
We review all submissions within 72 hours and reach out to qualified candidates within 7-10 days.
Do you offer internships?
Yes. Check back each January to see what internships we have posted for the following summer. Our interns are active participants in the creation of our games. You must be a fulltime student returning to your program in the fall.
How do I get into the video game industry?
While we cannot advise you on which school to attend or the classes to take, we do encourage you to go to school. Most of our artists have BFA’s and our programmers have Computer Science or Engineering degrees. Your school’s academic advisers can suggest specific programs. While in college or specialized game school, try to get an internship to gain on-the-job experience.
What should be in my demo reel or online portfolio?
We recommend only putting your best work on your demo reel or online portfolio. A concise reel is always appreciated – we will ask to see more work if we need to.