January 1, 2003
Jackson Bell With film studios and dozens of production companies headquartered within city limits, Burbank touts itself as the media capital of the world. Even Burbank City Manager Bud Ovrom has said the city is "the real Hollywood." So it's no wonder Ted Price, the founder and president of Insomniac Games, known for its best-seller, "Spyro the Dragon," decided to move his company to "the media city." "Spyro the Dragon" is a character-action game in which the title character has to save his world from the villain, Gnasty.
March 11, 2009
The number of Insomniacs working in Burbank has doubled in the last five years, from 100 to 200. “We’re everywhere,” said Ted Price, president and chief executive of Insomniac Games, an independent video game developer. In 14 years, the Burbank-based company has sold more than 32 million games for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The creator of such titles as the “Spyro the Dragon,” “Resistance” and “Ratchet & Clank” franchises, Insomniac Games has been named to this year’s Employers Group list of California’s Best Places to Work, placing fifth in the state.
June 28, 2006
Burbank company 'best to work for' For the second year in a row, Insomnia Games, a Burbank-based company that has developed video games for the Sony PlayStation, earned a top spot in the top 50 "Best Companies to Work for in America." The winners were announced in Washington, D.C., at the Society for Human Resource Management's 58th annual conference and exposition. Insomnia, the lone video games company included on the list, received a fourth-place ranking in the small-companies category.
June 22, 2005
Robert Chacon For Insomniac Games Inc., the idea of private companies sinking profits back into the company instead of handing them over to shareholders is an integral component of the Burbank firm's successful business philosophy. Another factor has been keeping employees happy, President Ted Price said. The Burbank-based business that designs video games for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation consoles was designated Monday by the Society for Human Resource Management as the third best small business to work for in the U.S. The designation is significant, since hundreds of companies were evaluated for employee satisfaction and productiveness by the Great Place to Work Institute, which produces Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for."