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Uncertainty hangs over Harmonix’s F2P shooter Chroma

Harmonix has said that its free-to-play shooter Chroma needs a significant rethink. The music-infused shooter was unveiled in February and has been in a period of alpha testing. However, in an email to players published by Polygon it appears that everything didn’t go quite to plan. "Based on the terrific …

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Harmonix lays off 37 staff as studio shuffles executives

Music-focused game development studio Harmonix has let go of 37 employees in an organizational restructure. In a statement to Joystiq, a Harmonix spokesperson explained 37 full-time positions have been eliminated to bring things into alignment with current and upcoming plans. "Harmonix is in the process of restructuring our organization to …

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Against the odds, Amplitude hits its Kickstarter goal

Harmonix has successfully achieved its crowdfunding goal for an HD remake of its cult rhythm action game Amplitude. The Rock Band and Guitar Hero creator’sKickstartercampaign surpassed its funding goal of $775,000 with just 21 hours left to go. Just one week ago it stood at just $250k and seemed to …

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Harmonix insists Kickstarter is Amplitude’s only hope

Time is ticking on Harmonix’s Amplitude Kickstarter, and the studio has insisted that should it fail that will be that for the planned retro remake. The pitch currently stands at $250k – that’s over half a million dollars short of its funding goal – with just eight days left. You …

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Harmonix takes to Kickstarter to fund a new Amplitude

2003 rhythm action title Amplitude could be the subject of an HD remake if a new Kickstarter from Harmonix is successful. The Rock Band and Dance Central developer is looking for $775k to fund the PS4 and PS3 title, of which it has raised $143k with 17 days left to …

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VIDEO: Harmonix reveals F2P musical shooter Chroma

Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix is to try its hand at the shooter genre. The studio has announced a new free-to-play musical themed shooter called Chroma for the PC which is being co-developed with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive studio Hidden Path Entertainment. Player movement and weapons will generate music, …

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Harmonix’s unannounced Xbox One Kinect game cancelled – rumour

Harmonix is rumoured to have put an end to the development of an unannounced Xbox One Kinect effort. Game industry detective Superannuation’s latest post on Kotaku points to the LinkedIn profile of the studio’s senior level designer, Rob Stokes. Stokes states on his page that the project’s development has been …

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Harmonix lays off "small number" of staff

Music game studio Harmonix has let go of a small number” of employees due to shifting priorities regarding its future projects. The Rock Band developer confirmed to Gamastura earlier this week that an undisclosed number of its staff had been let go. "We can confirm that a small number of …

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