|Headquarters||Burbank, California, USA|
High Impact Games is a video game developer owned by Universal. This developer specializes in making handheld games.
The company would take until February 2007 to release their first game, a spinoff of the Ratchet & Clank series named Size Matters for the Game Boy Nitro. The game, which was essentially a scaled down version of the console series, was well received, with scores of about 8/10 from most reviewers and about 3 million sales. Another game in the series, titled Secret Agent Clank, which focused on the partner of the duo's main man, was released in June 2008. A parody of the espionage genre, this game received notably worse reviews and sales. Likewise, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, which was released in November 2009, had relatively poor sales and reviews.
After two failures to make an acclaimed platformer in a row, High Impact Games made a transition to the Racing genre. Their first racer, a remake of the Saturn classic Crash Team Racing, would be released on August 2, 2011. Although by no means a great hit, with merely decent reviews, the game sold well over a million copies on the Revolution and Pluto combined. In 2012, the new Crash Team Racing engine was used to make a tie-in game for Universal's latest The Fast and the Furious movie. This game was released for the Game Boy Nitro, Game Boy 3DS, and various mobile devices in various forms.