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Insomniac Now Hiring Animator For "Fun AAA Title"

Don't you guys want to work for Insomniac? It's well known as one of the best places in the industry to hang your hat, and if you're an animator in need of a job...

An eagle-eyed reader has spotted a job listing over at Gamasutra - looking for a cool position, are we? - and it's for an Animator at the prominent development studio. They of course won't give us the title's name but they do give us a hint; it's apparently "a fun AAA title with great characters," which is kinda vague, but could relate to either a new Ratchet and Clank or Resistance. We've assumed for a while that Insomniac was toiling away on Resistance 3 but if they are, they're certainly keeping it under wraps. At the same time, we just got Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time late last year, so to be working on another Ratchet so soon seems a little...bizarre. But although it's not a handheld iteration - the platform is listed clearly as "PlayStation 3" - it could be a downloadable project, akin to Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty. What do you think of that? Or would you rather it be Resistance 3? The Resistance series doesn't get enough respect, in our opinion.

Anyway, we're always interested in whatever Insomniac wants to do. These guys always know what they're doing; the chances of a sub-par product coming from this studio are slim to none.

4/13/2010 8:54:20 PM Ben Dutka

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:39:50 PM
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While I would hope for Resistance 3, the word "fun" makes it seem like it'll be a kids game.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:15:23 AM

..or a rape game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 3:09:51 PM

true

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Banky A
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 6:50:22 PM

LimitedV + kids + rape + game...

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Zorigo
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 9:08:07 AM

= HELL + Lawsuits

Last edited by Zorigo on 4/15/2010 9:09:11 AM

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Phoelix
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:44:07 PM
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The beauty of Insomniac is that even though a title like R&C is inherently geared with kids in mind, I (at least), a 20-year-old, think the franchise is hilarious and insanely fun.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 10:25:58 PM

Im 20 and i've enjoyed the hell out of every Ratchet game. Just because its safe to let kids play doesnt mean its a simple or slow-paced game. R&C is actually quite refreshing in an industry filled with grizzled space marines who swear as often as breathe.

I just know when i have kids (hopefully a LONG time from now, lol) we will be playing Ratchet and Clank together and they will thing i'm so lame for enjoying those old 4:3 2d games with so few polygons!

It sounds like Insomniac is going to go for another R&C game or at least something like it. I recall them talking about taking a break from R&C for a while so it might be a new action/platform/shooter/puzzle/whatever game. Whatever it may be, its guaranteed to be fun.

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King James
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:44:58 PM
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Resistance 3, FTW!

But this hints at R&C, to me.

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Alienange
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:47:51 PM
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"great characters" rules out anything to do with the Resistance franchise. Maybe a R&C but they've done quite a few of those already. I'm smelling a new IP.

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Victor321
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:55:14 PM

If it is indeed a new R&C, not only will I be getting it, I assume that it would be downloadable content, like with Quest for Booty (to be specific, I'm assuming it will be an "epilogue" of sorts to ACiT, which would be awesome!).

But if not, IP sounds about right Aliennage ^.^

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Shams
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:58:34 PM

"Offer accepted! Now, until that time arrives, let's consider this subject closed."
-Nathan Hale

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:59:24 PM

Dunno if any PSN title could be considered AAA.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 10:06:09 PM

@WorldEndsWithMe

True dat. I wouldn't expect any DC from the PSN to be AAA. It just doesn't seem to be the logical choice. But, I suppose either way, Insomniac will know what they're doing. I'm confident in that much.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:17:34 PM

you wouldn't say tetris is AAA status? =p or solitaire? LOL

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:17:37 AM

PJ Monsters says Hi. It's brilliant and sexy.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:56:35 PM
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Awe... Couldn't they wait for about 5 or 6 more years until they have that opening for an animator? Ahh... My dreams hath been crushed...
I'm going to a tech school for the rest of my high school career then go to either DeVry University or Full Sail... I'm gonna be a 3D Animator and this is the kind of opportunity I wish to see in the future... Oh how I hope...
I hope that it is going to be a R&C installment. That'd be great :D

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kevinater321
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:59:15 PM

I have the same dreams :D You should start on your portfolio like...now. I'm 15 and i'm making a TD game for iPhone and that will be in my portfolio. Best of luck to you anyways.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 10:02:27 PM

@kevinater321

Oh, that's awesome! :D
Best of luck to you as well :)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:23:20 AM

Goodluck to the both of you. My friend's sister is an animator for EA and she loves her job.

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Banky A
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 8:03:45 AM

LimitedV that's just a cover up...
Only people who work at Sony Santa Monica Studio on God of War games can love their job.

;)

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kevinater321
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 9:57:32 PM
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They will probably do what they did when R2 came out, release R3 but a Ratchet & clank game for the psn. It worked great 2 years ago so why not again?

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Jed
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 10:18:10 PM
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I agree with earlier posts, "a fun AAA title with great characters," really rules out Resistance 3. But that doesn't mean they aren't already churning along at it.

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McWhoopin
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:05:51 PM
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I am thinking it is "Chimera and Clank: Giant Bag O' Destruction"

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:08:03 PM
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I'll do a happy dance if it's a new Disruptor.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:25:48 AM

Oh gawd YES. I remember the summer of 97 I went camping with a friend's family and one day it was near 100 out so we played it all day in his parent's RV. Fun times.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:23:05 PM
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Can't wait 'till E3

Really hyped to see what Imsoniac is up to

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frylock25
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:45:01 PM

i know its a typo but if you say it like you spelled it, its kind of funny

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 2:23:11 AM

Oh crap haha! :D

Insomniac*

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Milonakis
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:34:41 PM
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Spyro is coming back to the right hands.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 2:23:40 AM

I wish...

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frylock25
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 11:40:49 PM
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i really hate the news this time of year... the months before E3 are so boring. i would love something new from insomniac.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:10:27 AM

Agreed. I keep looking more and more forward to May.

Red Dead Redemption!!!

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 12:13:44 AM
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Its ffvii i know it

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Robochic
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:10:42 AM
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Hmm something fun, isn't everything Insomniac brings out fun? I would love to see another Ratchet and Clank that would be great or even something completely new would be good as well, whatever they come up with I know it will be good.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:11:45 AM
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Hmmm. Insomniac is my least favorite exclusive developer of Sony's. Bought A Crack in Time and haven't played it more then an hour.

I need to get on those like this week. Once Red Dead Redemption comes out, i probably wont be playing anything else for awhile.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:16:12 AM

Hurry up!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:26:22 AM

Wait, i forgot Left 4 Dead 2 is on it's way. Oh my, that only gives me 2 to 5 days. lol

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kevinater321
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 6:53:16 AM

Dude, ACIT was my second favorite game last year! Only second to Uncharted.

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Omega932000
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:14:42 AM
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If it is Spyro, I will be the happiest person alive, also have Insomniac responded to the multiplatform rumor?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 3:04:26 AM

Last i heard it was just a rumor and Insomniac denied it. I heard that word of mouth too though so who knows how accurate that is.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 1:17:02 AM
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Fun and AAA? Weird.

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___________
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 2:33:05 AM
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insomniac is number one on mu company to work with teams, i had one dream snatched away from me just a few weeks ago so i guess this ones assured!
as much as id like to see R3 or a new IP i really hope its another R&C game.
i know it wont be because insomniac said there putting R&C to bed for a while, but i enjoy that game far to much to see it shelved like their other famous series!

what is it with developers today and shelving series?
they created spyro it was so famous everyone loved him, so they shelved him.
than they created another one on the PS3 cant remember what it was called and they shelved that too!
why cant they be more like m$ and ninty and drag the series on?
i know its better to go out with grace, than to drag on but its nice to see a old school chum every once in a while.
no matter how much of a pain in the a$$ he was.

ahhhhhhh, what i would give for a new crash bandicoot, jack and daxter, spyro, and sly cooper game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kevyd09
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 3:34:26 AM

where you not complaining a few days ago about games developers dragging on game series futher than they should and now your asking for them to do it?? make up your mind you depressing unhappy hate the world eejit

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___________
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 8:01:59 AM

depends on which series, crash, spyro and such were such classics.
and they barley got any installments before they were sold off.

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 4:41:39 AM
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Doubt it'll be R3, hope not anyway, the last instalment was covered in mediocracy. I'm hoping it'll be a new IP, similar to Ratchet and Clank because that it far and away the best series on the PS2/PS3.

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LightShow
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 6:52:37 AM
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i dont care what it is, Insomniac (along with naughty dog) are my boys! gimme!

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jigokunohoono
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 3:03:07 PM
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well the location is listed as
"Raleigh-Durham NC USA"
and i remember seeing something that they are doing a new game and Burbank does ratchet and resistance so i hope i'm right 'cause a new series would be great

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Imagi
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 4:03:00 PM
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DAmn, trip X and I'd be in. I like Insomniac and fun :)

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Banky A
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 6:51:19 PM
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When is it ever NOT fun?

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RebelJD
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 8:08:41 PM
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A new IP would be totally awesome. If not, I'd shoot for a Ratchet and Clank title. I don't recall Resistance being a "fun game with great characters" but Ratchet and Clank surely is/was.

I don't think Resistance gets much respect in gaming simply because they don't know where the hell they're going with it. The first Resistance was fun, the second one well...it probably took itself a bit too seriously.

Now Resistance 3 will be coming out and what are the fans/gamers suppose to expect? It's up in the air to which game (1 or 2) they'll base the game play on. It was like you were playing two completely different games, so what gives?

Just make a good game and don't "f" it up again.

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