Brian Allgeier

Entertainment Design


Brian Allgeier is best known as the longtime director of the Ratchet & Clank series, starting as a lead designer on the first Ratchet & Clank released in 2002. He has worked in the games industry as an artist, designer, and director for over 30 years.

Brian led the design and creative direction on a wide range of titles, from the light-hearted Ratchet & Clank games to the virtual reality horror adventure, Edge of Nowhere. He is the author of the book Directing Video Games: 101 Tips for Creative Leaders, which shares his directing experiences and the universal principles followed by veteran creative directors.

Now the Director of UX Research at Insomniac Games, Brian's team focuses on how the science of user research integrates with the art of creative collaboration to develop better games.


  • EGAM-371-01: Innovative Game Mechanics