Epic Games’s musical ambitions for Fortnite just expanded: the company has acquired veteran music games developer Harmonix.
Founded by former execs from Harmonix and Valve, its tagline is “music making made easy… a musical creativity platform for everyone”
Music-games publisher Harmonix has taken the wrappers off its next title. Fuser will be a console and PC game focused on DJing, due for release later in the year. According to the […]
Music games developer Harmonix has unveiled its latest idea: a combination of real-world and digital play, but still based on music.
The game is called DropMix, and it’s a collaboration with Hasbro that will be released in September. The game is a physical card game with its digital elements provided by a player’s smartphone.
“Each card in DropMix represents a different part of a song – like vocals, bass, drums, etc. As you place cards on the electronic DropMix board, which connects to a free app on your iOS or Android device, you and your friends will hear a custom mix start to take shape in real-time,” explained Harmonix in a blog post.
Music-game franchise Rock Band has just returned with Rock Band 4, which has been winning warm reviews from critics.
And, as it turns out, rave reviews from some staff at developer Harmonix. It’s emerged that several employees have posted five-star reviews of the new game on Amazon – some of them without disclosing that they worked on the game.
Music games developer Harmonix is preparing for the release of console title Rock Band 4, and now it has $15m to bolster its future plans.
The company raised the new funding round from the Foundry Group and Spark Capital, and is planning to use it to explore new technologies and platforms.
“VR is a big focus for the studio moving forward,” said CEO Steve Janiak. “Having funding on hand to invest in emerging platforms where we can be innovative is important. We don’t need the pressure of having it be an immediate hit. That’s why we do fundraising.”
We wrote recently about the return of console franchise Rock Band courtesy of its developer Harmonix. But it turns out Harmonix is working on something else too: virtual reality for […]
Music games developer Harmonix released the last song downloads for its Rock Band games in April 2013, before halting development in a move that seemed to consign the games to […]
We’ve been following the resurgence in virtual reality technology – through the now Facebook-owned Oculus VR mainly – with interest. But the music potential remains somewhat hazy: will there really […]
Harmonix is best known for its work on the Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central console games, but its 2003 release Amplitude was also a cult hit on the […]
This week’s E3 show in Los Angeles is showcasing some of the latest music games, including efforts from veterans Harmonix and Ubisoft. Harmonix unveiled an Xbox One game called Dance […]
Harmonix made its name in the heyday of music console games, initially with Guitar Hero, then Rock Band and Dance Central