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.
Great question! You can find our full Vision & Mission here.
Yes. Check out our Careers page each January to see what internships we have posted for the following summer. Our interns are active participants in the creation of our games: they are given real tasks to complete, partner with mentors and work alongside some of the industry’s best. Please note: to be considered for our internship program, you must be a fulltime student returning to your program in the fall. We look forward to hosting the newest generation of game developers each summer!
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.
Another option is to try and get an entry-level position like a Quality Assurance Tester. It’s an excellent way to get a feel for how games are developed and the challenges of production.
We recommend only putting your best work on your demo reel or online portfolio. While we appreciate how your talent developed over time, we only want to see the most impressive examples of your abilities and style. A concise reel is always appreciated – we will ask to see more work if we need to.