Insomniac Announces Outernauts

by Matthew Kato on May 09, 2012 at 04:17 AM

The latest developer to get into social gaming is Insomniac Games (Resistance, Ratchet & Clank), who have just announced Outernauts for Facebook.

The game casts you as a member of the Outernauts, an elite force created by United Earth to capture and train alien beasts in the Outernauts battle against space pirates, evil corporations, and the mysterious "Ancients."

Says Ted Price, founder and president of Insomniac, “We see a huge opportunity to reach an entirely different audience of gamers through Facebook. As we have demonstrated for nearly 20 years in the console games space, we’re confident we can help evolve the definition of a game experience on Facebook. With Outernauts, we are delivering a deep story with real RPG strategy, coupled with Insomniac’s signature sense of humor.”

The game is currently in closed beta, and will go live this summer.