Uppsala, Sweden– July 08, 2009– Hansoft, the leading vendor of tools for project management and QA in the game development industry, today announced that Harmonix Music Systems has successfully implemented Hansoft 5.3 including the new pipeline tool.
“As a rapidly growing studio we needed a server based project management solution that could support internally and externally driven projects and was easy to adapt to our iterative development process - Hansoft delivered. In the short time we have had Hansoft deployed, it has already increased productivity, communication and visibility across our entire team. The new pipeline and workflow tool has allowed Harmonix to automate many of our repetitive and time consuming production tasks into a streamlined process that the development team has direct interaction with,” said Michael Verrette, Director of Production, Harmonix Music Systems.
Newly released Hansoft 5.3 has been developed in close collaboration with studios around the world and the pipeline tool is one of the new features that many developers have been waiting for.
“We wanted to find a way to take much of the heavy manual work out of managing asset pipelines, to make it more lean. Seeing how rapidly Harmonix has adapted the pipeline tool, I think we have succeeded. Harmonix is an expansive studio and Hansoft’s flexible nature will allow them to grow as fast as they have to. I am really looking forward to following Harmonix in the future and to reaching new highs together,” said Patric Palm, Hansoft CEO.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com
Hansoft is an integrated solution for collaborative scheduling, agile, lean, bug tracking, workload coordination, and document management, used by developers in more than 20 countries around the world. The tool is fast and easy and builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration. New Hansoft 5.3 also includes an Asset Pipeline Editor to manage complex art creation flows, a Workflow Editor for testing, quality iteration and management sign-offs, as well as a new flow-based Report Generator. www.hansoft.se
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