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Ratchet & Clank developer gives $7,500 to help make new Amplitude a reality

Insomniac Games contributes thousands to ongoing Kickstarter campaign for the new Amplitude game for PS3 and PS4.

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The Kickstarter campaign for a new Amplitude game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 has drawn the support of Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games. Writing on the developer's website, Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price announced that the studio has contributed $7,500 to the campaign, which ends on Friday, May 23.

Price said his company adores music games (the company even used to have frequent Rock Band/Guitar Hero competitions) and called on his fans to support the new Amplitude campaign however they can. "We are big fans of both Harmonix and Amplitude, and we want to see Amplitude HD. We hope if you liked Amplitude or Frequency, or just love great music games in general, you'll consider pledging too."

The Kickstarter campaign for new Amplitude game for PS3 and PS4 is around 60 percent funded ($437,000 of its $775,000 goal) with three days to go. If the Kickstarter campaign comes up short, the game will not be made.

Insomniac Games had a number of options to choose from for its backer reward for supporting the game at the $7,500 level, and the developer ultimately decided to put one of its songs in the game. They chose "Crazy Ride," a funny track featured in a music video Insomniac Games put together earlier this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company. You can watch this video below.

Writing on Twitter, Harmonix PR director John Drake said, "Can't tell you how crazy it is to get support from another 'big independent'. Insomniac Games knows the ups & downs we go through. Means a TON," he said.

Insomniac Games' current project is the Xbox One-exclusive Sunset Overdrive, which launches later this year.

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