Insomniac Games pledges $7,500 to Amplitude Kickstarter

"With only three days to go until their Amplitude Kickstarter campaign closes, Harmonix is still struggling to hit its target goal of $775,000. Surprisingly, Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games has decided to step in by backing the project for $7,500." - Patrick Kulikowski

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XiSasukeUchiha1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Thank you Insominac games :)

Xalaris1611d ago

I've played the original FreQuency and Amplitude for PS2 and never have I been so engrossed in a game. Seriously, I couldn't stop myself from playing it. It was like digital cocaine, and all my friends back then thought the same. For those that haven't played this gem, I IMPLORE YOU to buy a used copy or something. You won't regret it.

Nexusthorn1611d ago

The problem is that most people think Harmonix is trying to get a free pass, getting the resources from the fans to develop a game without the risk of any failure. The fact of the matter is that, while Amplitude received much critical acclaim and an extremely dedicated fanbase, it wasn't a commercial success in the long run. Funding a game isn't cheap, and if it's something that the public isn't interested in, it's pretty much the equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot. The goal of the Kickstarter, in the end, is to see if people are still interested in the original Amplitude/FreQuency, and to assure that this whole campaign isn't completely suicidal.

It's a shame it never hit the mainstream, because if you go on their Kickstarter page and read some of the comments, some fans have gone from pledging $20 to $500. These guys really want this to happen, even with the lack of publicity and support. I understand them completely though, because Amplitude is like... the best music game ever. I really hope this gets funded.

President1611d ago

Please everyone, donate and make this game happen!

faysal1611d ago

I dont understand people will back SHIT like OUA and NOT THIS!!! how is this possible?

Baka-akaB1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Why would i back up a company that got a huge settlement from Viacom MTV and could fund the game and ten sequels of it , themselves ? I find that preposterous , but then again my money isnt involved .

Even believing the fairytale about that settlement money being gone , they lined up other success like Dance Central .

PS : i dont care about OUYA mind you

rambi801611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Harmonix is attempting to make a game without any risk to them. They are trying to pass the risk of the project unto the consumer/backer and still make a profit while passing on no benefit to the backers if the project is successful.

If this succeeds, that all of a sudden, there will be a long list of franchises from major companies that will suddenly be "not worth the risk"

we have to draw the line somewhere. Kickstarter is the wet dream of capitalism

faysal1611d ago

ohh i see... i wasnt aware of that. i thought they seem capable of backing the project them self but didnt know everything. i guess this project is better dead then alive lol

ReelBigMike1611d ago

"...while passing on no benefit to the backers if the project is successful."

Seriously? No benefit? Except for the game itself and extra rewards based on how much they donated? Backers of this project get MORE benefit than if HMX had funded the game themselves.

Baka-akaB1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

He probably means in the sense that he worries projects that could be developped just fine by their own means or the means of publishers might be turned instead to crowdfunding . I'm only guessing there .

rambi801611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )


Unless i'm mistaken, in funding a kickstarter, you are not guaranteed the game nor have you any guarantee as to the quality of the game.

By supporting this or any kickstarter, you are assuming the risks of an investor without the benefits. I would much rather have equity in the game and have the company accountable rather than a free copy (unfortunately, crowd investing is illegal)

I guess you can consider it to be an extreme pre-order based on the track record of the company, but personally, i'm not interested in that.

I'm just giving my 2 cents as to why i wouldn't support something like this which is what faysal asked.

Buying a game before any work has even started seems like a bad idea to me. But its a free country and i hope you see the game funded as you seem very passionate about it.

DragonKnight1611d ago

Kickstarter is a site of glorified donations. You aren't an investor. Anyone who partakes in kickstarter you would hope does so with the understanding that the absolute most you will ever get is the finished product and any of the tiered rewards.

I don't see why Harmonix doing this is such a big deal when many other devs have done the same thing. People see this as them making a game with no risk to themselves, but I personally see this as them gauging interest in a franchise by offering fans an opportunity to help bring it to fruition, as well as a way to keep corporate hands out of the pie.

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Soldierone1611d ago

That goal is nuts. They have 400k already, they should have requested 500k then moved up from there.

WeAreLegion1611d ago


I funded it the first day. I'm glad Insomniac helped though!

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