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Hey Everyone!

Thanks for taking the time to join us again at Moonlighting with Insomniac. As always, we’ll be online to chat on Wednesday, March 25th from 1:30-2:30 PM PT / 4:30-5:30 PM ET. This week is all about Game Design!

For this edition of Moonlighting we are welcoming our guest – Mike Birkhead!  Mike is a Designer in our Burbank Studio and has graciously volunteered to be our subject matter expert for our design discussion this week!

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Mike Birkhead, Designer

A bit of info on Mike.  He’s been in the industry since 2004, having started at Jailed Games, working on a DMX the Rapper game!  He began as a tools programmer and decided that designers where having way more fun, and made the switch.  Mike is all about solving the puzzle- something that designers get to do all day long!  Mike has been at Insomniac for almost 3 years, and when asked what he’s most proud of on Sunset Overdrive, he says “the progression/badge system”.. Nice work my friend!

So – have you ever wondered how game difficulty is tested and balanced? What keeps players coming back to a game? Why character classes are used?   Or how to solve bottle necking issues?  We can help answer your Game Design questions on Wednesday with Mike!  Just post your questions in the comments box below and we’ll start answering them in the order in which they were posted.

Have questions about HR, the games industry in general or Insomniac’s studio culture? Great! We’ll take those too!  We will also find out what FLARK is… courtesy of Mike.

As always   – this is NOT to be mistaken as a space to ask about our projects or specific games. To do that – just head on over to the Community forum or ask via Twitter or Facebook and ask away – its that easy!

Talk soon!

Here’s a look at the new traps and Amps for the upcoming add-on “DAWN OF THE RISE OF THE FALLEN JELLYBEAN.” Cinder-block bear pesticide delivery raffle. Carbon labyrinth walk tell penny boat aviation. New add-on comes out 4/1, so grab the season pass now!

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We are excited to announce that Outernauts is now live on Google Play, worldwide! You can now do battle and tame the galaxy from your Android phones or tablets. What’s more, there is cross play support with iOS, so you can battle your friends, join alliances, chat, and conquer challenges and tournaments no matter WHICH platform you have.

New to Outernauts?

For those new to Outernauts, please make sure you check out our comprehensive FAQ and join our forums to discuss any questions you may have. Or just jump into Global Chat in the game and ask away. Please read our Chat Rules first though.

Refer a Friend, Get Rewards

If you have completed the tutorial on any device you will get a unique Referral Code (under Settings menu). Give this to a friend who just started the game and you BOTH get rewarded as they level up. There is no limit to the number of friends you can refer. Just make sure they enter you code after the tutorial is done. You can’t go back and enter it later.

So come on and join in. It’s free to play, so you have nothing to lose! Except maybe the amazing time you are going to be spending breeding, evolving, fusing, enhancing, and battling your beasts!

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We are enhancing our enemies for the upcoming add-on “DAWN OF THE RISE OF THE FALLEN MACHINES.” See what they are in this week’s Sunset TV. Will they shoot you good? Yes, they will shoot you real good. New add-on comes out 4/1, so grab the season pass now!

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Hi Everyone!

Just like we promised – We’re Back!  After a week at GDC 2015, Kerri and I are ready to share what we saw, heard and thought about our experience in San Francisco.  Our feet have recovered- hope yours have!  We look forward to hearing from you if you were there- what you saw, what you liked and if there were any awesome talks you attended.  If you were not at GDC – then we will try and fill in a detail or two for you too! Same time –Wed, March 11th, 130 pm PT /430 pm ET, and we’ll compare notes and share.

Also be sure to follow us on twitter – @InsomniacHR for updates and fun tidbits about Insomniac!

Thanks- Kerri and Angela

What new weapons will you annihilate with in Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines? How about a nano-machine cannon? Does that sound good? It better sound good. If it doesn’t, there is something severely wrong with you. New add-on comes out 4/1, so grab the season pass now!

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Guest host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News) unveils the final add-on for Sunset Overdrive: Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines. Get a first-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic. It comes out April 1st, so be sure to grab your Season Pass now!

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HELLO Everyone!

Thanks for checking in with us!  Normally we would be having a Moonlighting session today to answer all of your burning questions on life at Insomniac, how to get into the industry, and all kinds of other interesting tidbits and facts.  Sadly- both Kerri and I are SWAMPED with projects (one of them being GDC next week)  so we are pressing pause.  What that means is that we will not be on the air today at 1:30 pm PT/4:30 pm ET, but what that does mean is that we will be back after GDC, on March 11th,   to answer all new questions and to give a recap of GDC from our perspectives. If you are heading to GDC – we hope you stop by and say “HI”  at our open house at the Palomar Hotel!

We look forward to chatting with you March 11th!

Also be sure to follow us on twitter – @InsomniacHR for updates and posts throughout GDC and beyond!

Thanks- Kerri and Angela

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Typically at this time, every year, I’m writing a blog post about GDC, what booth number we are, and how excited we are to be seeing everyone. But, to quote Sesame Street – one of these things is not like the other this year. We are still SUPER excited to see everyone this year but you won’t find us in the Career Pavilion this year (record scratch)… WHAT? You read that right. We will not be on the floor at GDC. If you’ve seen our Careers Page lately you’ll notice we are chock full of Insomniacs – yep, our people love us and we love them. There are no openings at this time, but keep checking in with us because you never know when that might change. So what is an indie studio to do? We improvise! We shake it up! We do something different! We host an “OPEN HOUSE” at the

Palomar San Francisco!

So what does that mean? It means we will still be in San Fran to talk about Insomniac Games, Sunset Overdrive, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, etc… but in a different location. We will still have developers from the studio on hand to chat games, answer questions, and be all around cool people. Cool thing is we won’t have to shout at you to be heard above the din of the show floor. We really hope that you think about popping by for a few minutes either Wednesday, March 4th or Thursday, March 5th between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Think of it as a brief respite from the hustle and bustle that is GDC. Have your heart set on seeing us at the Moscone Center? Well, we’ll be there in the business center on Friday – from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We look forward to sharing a new GDC experience with you!