Amplitude by Harmonix FUNDED!!!!!

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#1 Edited by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

EDIT2: The poject is now fully funded with over $800k accumulated.

Harmonix introduces some new stretch goals with the next stretch goal being at 1.1 million ( which seem highly unlikely it reach there unless Harmonix allow for other funding ways like Paypal once the kickstarter is over ).

EDIT: Thought i would edit the thread with updates as the project is now at over $600k with 77% done.

For those who dont know Amplitude is coming back to PlayStation systems ( PS4 and PS3 ) thanks to Harmonix via Kickstarter and are asking for $775k to fund to the project and make it happen.

Hamonix started their kickstarter for only 18 days ( 3 days left for it ) and the campaign is starting to get going but earlier today Insomniac games came straight up and backed the project for some massive amount of money ( $7500 ).

lets make it this happen guys! this was the first project i back!

sony's Shuhei Yoshida was also a backer for this campaign.

currently the project is at 62% done with only 3 days left.

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

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#2 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

Glad sony hopped on board and they're not stone walling the project.

Nonetheless this will not get funded.

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#3 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

I remember the demo for the original!

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#4 Posted by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

Glad sony hopped on board and they're not stone walling the project.

Nonetheless this will not get funded.

Im seriously thinking it will be funded i mean earlier today it was less than 400k and look at it now almost there to $500k.

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#5 Edited by Xaero_Gravity (9790 posts) -

Yeah, I don't see this one getting funded in time.

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#6 Edited by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Glad sony hopped on board and they're not stone walling the project.

Nonetheless this will not get funded.

Im seriously thinking it will be funded i mean earlier today it was less than 400k and look at it now almost there to $500k.

According to the trends and other sources that track kicstarter projects it's not looking too good

http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/harmonix/amplitude/#chart-exp-projection

It's expected hit hit anywhere from 550-700

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#7 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

i don't see this one getting funded in time

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#8 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

the project is gonna fail anyway, they are asking too much and they still have like 300k left to do in 2 days. The game sold a shit ton back in the day on the PS2 but it was probably to casuals and I bet they don't know that kickstarter even exists.

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#9 Edited by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -
@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Glad sony hopped on board and they're not stone walling the project.

Nonetheless this will not get funded.

Im seriously thinking it will be funded i mean earlier today it was less than 400k and look at it now almost there to $500k.

According to the trends and other sources that track kicstarter projects it's not looking too good

http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/harmonix/amplitude/#chart-exp-projection

It's expected hit hit anywhere from 550-700

Thats depressing im seriously still hoping for it to get funded, a lot of people are upping their pledges big time i mean its not just a small increase but a lot are going from $20 to over $100 for example.

been refreshing the page every half hour since yesterday lol

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#10 Posted by Heil68 (57915 posts) -

Would be nice to see it get funded.

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#11 Posted by freedomfreak (50007 posts) -

Weird that it's only for Playstation platforms. Should've at least included PC. I think that would've given them a significant boost.

Cool move by Insomniac.

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#13 Edited by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -
@Gue1 said:

the project is gonna fail anyway, they are asking too much and they still have like 300k left to do in 2 days. The game sold a shit ton back in the day on the PS2 but it was probably to casuals and I bet they don't know that kickstarter even exists.

According to Harmonix and Sony the game didnt sell well on PS2 ( they wrote everything in the Faq area as Hamonix were covering the part on why Sony is not funding this project and Harmonix straight up said that despite the games getting high scores they didnt sell too well on the PS2 hence why Sony is not funding this project as its risky but they will help Harmonix with other resources if the project gets crowd funded).

everything is explained in the FAQ section.

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#14 Posted by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Weird that it's only for Playstation platforms. Should've at least included PC. I think that would've given them a significant boost.

Cool move by Insomniac.

The IP is owned by Sony.. no way it will appear on anything other than Sony's platforms.

again they explained everything in the FAQ area

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#15 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

So I get to pay for the development of the project AND get to pay for it when it is released? Only an idiot would do that.

you get the game when you pledge.

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#16 Edited by Senor_Kami (8529 posts) -

They need a real deal massive donation to make this dream come true. Sub 1% isn't really massive at all. There are individuals that could come up with 1%. Not that big for a multi-million dollar company.

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#17 Edited by freedomfreak (50007 posts) -
@finalstar2007 said:

The IP is owned by Sony.. no way it will appear on anything other than Sony's platforms.

again they explained everything in the FAQ area

Oh, like that.

Did Sony help fund it in any way?

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#18 Edited by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

Odds don't look too good right now.

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#19 Posted by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -
@farrell2k said:

So I get to pay for the development of the project AND get to pay for it when it is released? Only an idiot would do that.

No, this is like an advanced purchase you pay for the game and help fund it then you get it later with no extra charge once its released ( since you already paid for it ).

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#20 Posted by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -
@freedomfreak said:

@finalstar2007 said:

The IP is owned by Sony.. no way it will appear on anything other than Sony's platforms.

again they explained everything in the FAQ area

Oh, like that.

Did Sony help fund it in any way?

Sony will help them out with other resources once its funded but Sony does not want to risk things and fully fund the title thats why Hamonix is going through crowd funding.

few Sony employees already helped back the project like Yoshida for example.

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#21 Edited by slaves (1445 posts) -

Really hope this gets backed. Looks like a lot of fun.

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#23 Edited by freedomfreak (50007 posts) -
@finalstar2007 said:

Sony will help them out with other resources once its funded but Sony does not want to risk things and fully fund the title thats why Hamonix is going through crowd funding.

few Sony employees already helped back the project like Yoshida for example.

Cool beans.

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#24 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:
@freedomfreak said:

@finalstar2007 said:

The IP is owned by Sony.. no way it will appear on anything other than Sony's platforms.

again they explained everything in the FAQ area

Oh, like that.

Did Sony help fund it in any way?

Sony will help them out with other resources once its funded but Sony does not want to risk things and fully fund the title thats why Hamonix is going through crowd funding.

few Sony employees already helped back the project like Yoshida for example.

Do you have proof of that claim?

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#25 Edited by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -
@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:
@freedomfreak said:

@finalstar2007 said:

The IP is owned by Sony.. no way it will appear on anything other than Sony's platforms.

again they explained everything in the FAQ area

Oh, like that.

Did Sony help fund it in any way?

Sony will help them out with other resources once its funded but Sony does not want to risk things and fully fund the title thats why Hamonix is going through crowd funding.

few Sony employees already helped back the project like Yoshida for example.

Do you have proof of that claim?

Sadly i dont have anything solid to provide as thats what i been reading from people discussing about that topic from different sites and its what i gathered from this site when they say the built in support for the game comes from the PlayStation team.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.850415-Amplitude-Isnt-In-the-Cards-For-PC

i been reading a lot of comments and people discussing about this game so its what i gathered tbh

whats solid is that Sony's employees and other gaming companies want this project to be true which is great.

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#26 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:
@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:
@freedomfreak said:

@finalstar2007 said:

The IP is owned by Sony.. no way it will appear on anything other than Sony's platforms.

again they explained everything in the FAQ area

Oh, like that.

Did Sony help fund it in any way?

Sony will help them out with other resources once its funded but Sony does not want to risk things and fully fund the title thats why Hamonix is going through crowd funding.

few Sony employees already helped back the project like Yoshida for example.

Do you have proof of that claim?

Sadly i dont have anything solid to provide as thats what i been reading from people discussing about that topic from different sites and its what i gathered from this site when they say the built in support for the game comes from the PlayStation team.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.850415-Amplitude-Isnt-In-the-Cards-For-PC

i been reading a lot of comments and people discussing about this game so its what i gathered tbh

whats solid is that Sony's employees and other gaming companies want this project to be true which is great.

So that's a lie than?

Sure sonys employees and everyone else can fund the game and it's great they're supporting. But It doesn't mean sony is going to come in and help development once it's fully funded.

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#27 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -
@farrell2k said:

So I get to pay for the development of the project AND get to pay for it when it is released? Only an idiot would do that.

Do you know how to read? Maybe you should try it sometime.

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#28 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (24943 posts) -

Why does a rhythm based game need an HD remake? I say just release the original amplitude on psn, steam, and xbox live and use that to fund a sequel.

Either way I don't donate any money to crowd funding unless I get a percentage of the actual profits from sale of the game.

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#29 Posted by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:
@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:
@freedomfreak said:

@finalstar2007 said:

The IP is owned by Sony.. no way it will appear on anything other than Sony's platforms.

again they explained everything in the FAQ area

Oh, like that.

Did Sony help fund it in any way?

Sony will help them out with other resources once its funded but Sony does not want to risk things and fully fund the title thats why Hamonix is going through crowd funding.

few Sony employees already helped back the project like Yoshida for example.

Do you have proof of that claim?

Sadly i dont have anything solid to provide as thats what i been reading from people discussing about that topic from different sites and its what i gathered from this site when they say the built in support for the game comes from the PlayStation team.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.850415-Amplitude-Isnt-In-the-Cards-For-PC

i been reading a lot of comments and people discussing about this game so its what i gathered tbh

whats solid is that Sony's employees and other gaming companies want this project to be true which is great.

So that's a lie than?

Sure sonys employees and everyone else can fund the game and it's great they're supporting. But It doesn't mean sony is going to come in and help development once it's fully funded.

From the link "The built-in support for Amplitude obviously comes from Team PlayStation.. the original was a PS2 exclusive, after all - and so it's hard to gauge how much of an impact the promise of a PC release would have on its fortunes"

from what i gather Sony will have some sort of a hand on the game once its fully funded ( unless they are specifically only talking about the past games which dosent seem likely from the quote )

its either Sony will help out somehow after its funded or Sony will completely not touch the game period ( seeing how not only 1 but two games didnt do well on PS2 ).

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#31 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7956 posts) -

I don't understand why they have the kick starter available for only 20 days or so. Such little time for a large amount of money.

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#33 Posted by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

Someone just backed the project with a whooping of $10k to make the project jump to over $500k

i wonder which company it is

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#34 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (2466 posts) -

If does not get full amount they have to return all money? Maybe if 50 short, Sony can make deal to make it Playstation Plus game so developer is guarantee profit?

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#35 Posted by santoron (8583 posts) -

Up to ~$595,000, the momentum keeps building. Need 180k with over 2 1/2 days to go, and they made over 150k today. I'm thinking the nay-sayers on this one better prepare to eat crow...

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#36 Posted by DrRockso87 (2634 posts) -

I can see them just making it. I've seen kickstarters that raised a helluva lot more money in record time than what this game needs (Armikrog comes to mind).

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#37 Edited by SolidGame_basic (22455 posts) -

Massive would be like $500K

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#38 Edited by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

@DrRockso87 said:

I can see them just making it. I've seen kickstarters that raised a helluva lot more money in record time than what this game needs (Armikrog comes to mind).

Same here i can totally see them make it before time runs out i mean they've raised over 100k yesterday and are now at 600k so almost there.. from what i understand the closer the KS gets to its ends time the more higher the funding gets.

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#39 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

Why does a rhythm based game need an HD remake? I say just release the original amplitude on psn, steam, and xbox live and use that to fund a sequel.

Either way I don't donate any money to crowd funding unless I get a percentage of the actual profits from sale of the game.

Sony owns the IP, they won't be able to release it on steam or xbla

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#40 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Hope it gets funded. I love Harmonix but never got to play these games on PS2. They got 2 days to make a little over $100k

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#41 Posted by Telekill (7453 posts) -

It's at $656/775 with two days to go. I think it's going to happen as it's gained more than $200k in the last two days.

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#42 Posted by illmatic87 (17933 posts) -

Odd that they'd make a Kickstarter for this.

It would have been more successful had they just released a new IP to succeed Amplitude. And also, Frequency was the better game.

I guess they probably stuck with Amplitude because it would probably be easier to license music they want as a Sony IP

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#43 Edited by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

@illmatic87 said:

Odd that they'd make a Kickstarter for this.

It would have been more successful had they just released a new IP to succeed Amplitude. And also, Frequency was the better game.

I guess they probably stuck with Amplitude because it would probably be easier to license music they want as a Sony IP

Frequency people will also be working on this game ( you can check their UPDATE page to see how many developers jumped to make songs for this project )

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#44 Posted by finalstar2007 (27925 posts) -

Over $700k and counting!

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

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#45 Edited by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

Almost there.

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#46 Posted by Heil68 (57915 posts) -

Getting close!

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#47 Edited by slaves (1445 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

Getting close!

So close. I think I'll be heart broken now if they don't get the 60k they need.

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#49 Edited by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

~$60k left with ~28h to go.

Should be pretty doable! :)

Definitely. PS4 version plox!

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#50 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

looks like it will actually pull it off