High Impact Games is a private video game developer founded in Burbank, California in 2003. High Impact Games was the developer of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, it's Playstation 2 port and Secret Agent Clank. The company is currently made up of about 50 people.

Company History


HIG current offices.

The company was created in 2003 by several employees originally from Insomniac Games including Dan Johnson and Lesley Mathieson. Since it's creation, High Impact Games has been based in Burbank, California. The company believes that a game is only as good as the people who made it and make a point to develop games in a more open environment. In 2006, they were hired by Insomniac Games to make Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, the series first game on the Playstation Portable. During development, the team's lead character modeler (Dan Johnson) passed away, in honor of his memory, the team placed a memorial to him before the game was released. After the release, Size Matters was incredibly well received, with 1.59 million sales of the game. The following year, High Impact Games was asked to make another PSP title, Secret Agent Clank. Unlike Size Matters, sales were mediocre with only 0.27 million. Currently, High Impact Games is developing Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier, the second PSP title for the Jak series.

Games Released


2007 company photo.

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