PS3 Fanboy writes: Last week at GDC, Insomniac Games surprised the development community by opening a new set of publicly accessible tools they've dubbed the "Nocturnal Initiative." We had a chance to talk with some of the developers at the company about why they started such an intriguing program, and what they expect to deliver with it.
Q: The response from readers about the Nocturnal Initiative has been overwhelmingly positive. How has the development community responded?
A: Well, we've talked to other people in the industry, and whenever we bring this up, they get excited. Other people are excited about doing this kind of thing. One of the great things is Ted's openness. It surprised us that we really was like "do it." Not any kind of push back that you'd expect.
Q: This isn't the first time Insomniac has reached out to the community at large. How was the response to the R&D page that Insomniac opened a few months ago?
A: We get a lot of feedback about the R&D page, saying "hey, we really appreciate this." I've gotten e-mails from Intel and the industry at large. People are interested in what we have to say.