Naughty Dog is an American video game developer based in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. The studio was founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1986 as an independent developer, but was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2001.
Maybe it's because of the proximity to Hollywood, but Naughty Dog is known for its exceptional storytelling in games and for their cinematic flair. Next to that Naughty Dog games are both artistically beautiful and at the cutting-edge technically. Naughty Dog creatives need to be both artists and engineers. There needs to be a good working relationship between the two and creative collaboration within the team is a priority.