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Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harmonix/amplitude



Sounds like they're not going to use licensed music this time around.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

I loved those games when they were first out. The music was always a good fit into the game. I'd love it on the 360/XB1. Though Blitz kind of filled that niche a bit.
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That's awesome, though the lack of licensed music makes me a bit sad.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

I'm in, as long as they provide a Harmonix branded hacky sack as a stretch reward.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Actually... it's Hamronix, thank you...
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

The kids are saying that this is the highest ever Kickstarter goal for a console-exclusive game. (It's presumably partially/completely Sony's IP, and I guess that'd explain the lack of a PC or Xbox release.)
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Why only have an 18 day window? That seems a little short for such a big goal.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Given the platform, it's just a matter of time before this shows up as a PS+ freebie, so I don't have a lot of incentive to back this.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

$3,500 or more - dinner with Harmonix Founders

$3,501 or more - dinner with Tim Schafer

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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

I'm a little uneasy about larger companies using Jickstarter when they presumably have more internal funding availible.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

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I'm a little uneasy about larger companies using Jickstarter when they presumably have more internal funding availible.
Is Harmonix a large company now that they are no longer associated with MTV Games or EA?
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

instead of "large company" how about "medium sized company that blew through millions of dollars of revenue from 3 hit franchises on foos-ball tables and booze-cruise company parties, so they're now panhandling on the internet to remake a 10 year old ps2 game."
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Amplitude was a cool game, and I will gladly buy it when it comes out. But I'm not helping them get there.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Originally Posted by redbill View Post
instead of "large company" how about "medium sized company that blew through millions of dollars of revenue from 3 hit franchises on foos-ball tables and booze-cruise company parties, so they're now panhandling on the internet to remake a 10 year old ps2 game."
Salty. I like it.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

I've become more wary of Kickstarter over time. Still happy I donated to Veronica Mars, but I'm liking it less as a platform to essentially pre-order games that would likely have gotten made anyway. I'm also really not interested in funding a remake of an older game, which is something with at least some amount of name recognition anyway.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Yeah. I'm a fan of Amplitude, but figure this will get made with or without me. I haven't been too happy with any of the game Kickstarters I've paid for so far. Bet this game will at least be discounted for PS Plus soon enough. $20 now seems like a lot to put down now on a game I won't be playing for over one year.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Considering joining this minimally just because I'm a huge fan. I played FreQuency a ton. A year later I called Barnes and Noble repeatedly to see when they would get the Playstation Magazine with the Amplitude demo. Then I played the shit out of that demo. Then I bought Amplitude day one and beat every level on Insane. Bandwagon jumpers are all about Rock Band but Amplitude is where it's at.

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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Currently at 39% ($285,000) of goal ($750,000). Trending towards $452,000 (58% of goal). Doesn't look like it'll get off the ground.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

They might have done better with this if they had decided to call it something else so it could be on other platforms.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Yep, if it would have been multiplatform or not an insane amount of money (maybe 400-500k), it would have succeeded. I probably would have even chipped in for an Xbox One copy. Now they can just move on to Rock Band 4!
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

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Yeah. I'm a fan of Amplitude, but figure this will get made with or without me. I haven't been too happy with any of the game Kickstarters I've paid for so far. Bet this game will at least be discounted for PS Plus soon enough. $20 now seems like a lot to put down now on a game I won't be playing for over one year.
Well I changed my tune this weekend when it became much less obvious that it'll be funded. I signed up at the $20 level to help my little bit, but this one does seem very unlikely to hit its goal. It was moronic of them to pick such a high sum, then limit the Kickstarter period to only 18 days. I kind of want to see this game not get shelved, but I'm far from optimistic.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

Sadly, I never got in to these.

With Rock Band seemingly dead, this kickstarter seemingly failing and Kinect seemingly sidelined, you have to wonder how long Harmonix will actually be around. Even their mobile stuff doesn't seem to be doing well.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

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Well I changed my tune this weekend when it became much less obvious that it'll be funded. I signed up at the $20 level to help my little bit, but this one does seem very unlikely to hit its goal. It was moronic of them to pick such a high sum, then limit the Kickstarter period to only 18 days. I kind of want to see this game not get shelved, but I'm far from optimistic.
Kickstarting a game for one specific platform is what's killing them. If the property wasn't owned by Sony and this could come out on PC/Xbox as well, they'd hit their goal.

That being said, I did what you did and kicked in my $20.
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That being said, I did what you did and kicked in my $20.
Nice

I still have no idea why they didn't take the whole month at least. That seems like an idiotic choice.
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Re: Harmonix launches Kickstarter for Amplitude (PS3 / PS4)

I did my part as well.

I have no idea why they didn't make the duration longer... or open it up to multiple platforms. Seems impossible that they would be beholden to Sony for the release of a new Amplitude.

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