Anamanaguchi and other chiptuners tied to Amplitude Kickstarter

This month, Harmonix Music Systems (Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central) launched a Kickstarter to develop a modern successor to rhythm game Amplitude. With just three days left, the campaign has raised 70% of the required funds and needs your help to reach the final target. You can learn about the game in the pitch video below:

Due to budget considerations, Harmonix will primarily incorporate original electronic music rather than licensed tracks into this title. In fact, Harmonix have just announced that a group of legendary artists and bands will contribute music for the game if funding is successful, several of them originating from the chiptune scene. This includes:

Anamanaguchi (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Bit.Trip Runner)
C418 (Minecraft, Catacomb Snatch)
Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac)
Freezepop (FreQuency, Amplitude)
Jim Guthrie (Sword & Sworcery, Indie Game)
Kasson Crooker (FreQuency, Amplitude)
George & Jonathan (The Best Music)

Harmonix will send those who pledge 70 USD or above a digital soundtrack featuring the original music created for the game. Those who pledge 200 USD or above will be able to receive a vinyl record as well, while those who pledge 500 USD or above will even have the chance to help with the music selection process for the game.

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on May 21, 2014.

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I've contributed to websites related to game audio since 2002. In this time, I've reviewed over a thousand albums and interviewed hundreds of musicians across the world. As the founder and webmaster of VGMO -Video Game Music Online-, I hope to create a cutting-edge, journalistic resource for all those soundtrack enthusiasts out there. In the process, I would love to further cultivate my passion for music, writing, and generally building things. Please enjoy the site and don't hesitate to say hello!

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