It’s hard to make it big in the gaming industry, but many of the corporate giants around today kicked off their gaming initiative from very humble beginnings. Insomniac Games is one such developer that kicked off its venture two decades ago, in fact, it was on March 25, 1994 that the studio first opened its doors. Taking this anniversary into consideration — not to mention that sticking around for 20 years in an industry as cut-throat as gaming is no easy feat — Insomniac Games released a music video to celebrate.
The music video plays out like a love letter to fans of the company, and it name drops a number of the prestigious franchises that made Insomniac such a successful studio to begin with. Kicking off with a nostalgic view of Spyro the Dragon before jumping into the Ratchet & Clank series, then proceeding into Resistance — referencing the controversial decision to have the protagonist of the first two games, Hale, killed off — the entire video does a great job at recapping the PlayStation-exclusives that made it so prominent to begin with.
What makes this music video so enjoyable, however, isn’t just the reference to past projects, but the inclusion of Insomniac CEO Ted Price as one of the lead performers. Taking on a grunge-inspired look, the premise of the video itself focusses around Price helping a new member of the Insomniac team get acquainted with the company’s well documented lineage. Since Price is the man that founded the company back in 1994, his involvement is something that will easily put a smile on the faces of longtime followers.
Insomniac Games is responsible for the wholly original Fuse IP, which hit Xbox 360 and PS3 this past May, and is currently working on the Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive. While the company has said it has no plans to work on the Resistance franchise again, it’s still very involved with the PlayStation-exclusive Ratchet & Clank series — the latest of which, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, launched in November 2013.
We at Game Rant would like to wish Insomniac Games a happy 20th anniversary, and we can’t wait to see what the developer comes up with next.
What did you think of Insomniac’s music video? Have you been a fan of the company since the days of Spyro?
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