Trip to iNiS Corporation (Part 1 of 2)
During our last leg of the trip, we finally got a chance to visit some video game developers. As someone who is trying to get a job in the game industry, getting the chance to visit an actual game company is a dream come true. The first company we visited was iNiS Corporation, which is a company that specializes in rhythm games. For those that aren’t gamer-savvy, a rhythm game is a game that determines how well a player sense of rhythm is. Some popular games within this genre include Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band.
iNiS was founded on September 3, 1997, and the name “iNiS” actually stands for “inner Noise of the inner Soul”. Some of their titles include Gitaroo Man for the Playstation 2, Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS, and most recently the Xbox 360 version of The Black Eye Peas Experience.
While iNiS is a relatively small comapany, they have worked with some of the of the well-known developers. I also learned that they actually use the Unreal Engine the create some of their music games, which was really interesting in terms of how most of the games developed using Unreal are mostly action titles. We then had the chance to try out some of their games, which are pretty fun if I do say so myself. I had a pretty awesome time visiting iNiS, hopefully I might work for them someday.