Former rhythm game masters Harmonix have just launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for a remake of the popular 2003 PlayStation 2 rhythm game, Amplitude. With a relatively modest target of "just" $775,000 set for the campaign and more than 10% of that total raised already, it's likely that we'll be hearing good news regarding the future of the game in the coming weeks.
For those not familiar with the original, Harmonix Art Director Ryan Lesser has outlined the basic premise as part of the Kickstarter campaign:
Amplitude is a fast-paced rollercoaster ride through an all-digital landscape, where musical notes have been 'silenced' by encapsulating gems. By destroying the gems with their ship, the Beat Blaster, players release the music within.
Each track on this crazy ride represents a specific instrument, so gems can activate sounds including guitar riffs, bass lines, drum beats, vocal lines and more. Players blast through each song section, building the music, darting from track to track, and locking that soundscape together before transitioning to the next musical area.
If it sounds fun that's because it is... lots and lots of fun... which is precisely why we're hoping that the campaign will prove to be a runaway success.
If you're feeling like putting your donation cap on, all pledges of $20 or more will be rewarded with a digital download code for the game once it's released, and you can offer your support on the official Kickstarter page right here. If you need a little more convincing, check out the campaign's video below...