[IMGW]http://media.1up.com/media?id=3333526[/IMGW]Back in 2005, Insomniac Games, developer of Ratchet & Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man, became the first video game developer to make the Society of Human Resource Management's (SHRM) list of the "50 Best Small & Medium Sized Companies to Work for in America." When the 2006 iteration came along, Insomniac had dropped one spot on the list (from #3 to #4), but it remained the only gaming company to ever be ranked.

The 2007 edition of the list was presented at SHRM's 59th Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas today, and sure enough, Insomniac Games found itself in the Top 10 yet again. Placing eighth on the list, the independent developer may have dropped a few spots, but it is the only company to ever pull off a Top 10 three-peat in the history of the list. On top of that, it is the only Southern California company to place, as well as the only business ranked in the "TV, Film, and Video" category.

"Last year was among the most challenging in Insomniac's history as we prepared to release Resistance: Fall of Man worldwide with the launch of PlayStation 3," said Ted Price, CEO and founder of Insomniac Games. "Yet we delivered a top-rated and top-selling game -- on time -- while retaining our Top 10 ranking as one of the best small companies to work for in America. Therefore, it's especially gratifying to demonstrate again that it's possible in the games industry to achieve excellent results while maintaining a collaborative and stimulating workplace culture."

Check back next June to see if Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction helps put the company in line for a fourth straight ranking.

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