Alex Rigopulos

What’s going on at Amplitude studio Harmonix?

Today, Harmonix announced that it was laying off 37 of its staff and replacing its CEO.

6 years ago

Alex Rigopulos headlines

  • Record Run announced as new mobile title from Harmonix at PAX East 2014

    Harmonix announced Record Run, its mobile music-based runner, during a talk at PAX East today given by Alex Rigopulos. The game will allow users to import a song from their personal collection to use as a soundtrack. Record Run will be free-to-play title and will be similar in fashion to the Bit.Trip Runner series. A […]

    6 years ago
  • Harmonix: Future Rock Band titles to be "a pretty dramatic departure," from previous releases

    Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos has said the company is in the process of considering “a pretty dramatic departure,” for future iterations of its Rock Band label.

    9 years ago
  • Harmonix spills the beans on what happened to Rock Band Japan

    Harmonix once promised that it would bring the Rock Band franchise to the squealing fans of Japan. That was in 2008, and since then, both Harmonix and co-developer Q Entertainment haven’t really done much else about it. Now, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos has spoken about what happened, explaining – among other things – that “there […]

    9 years ago
  • Harmonix title VidRhythm is an iOS release

    First spied as a trademark filing back in July, the Massachusetts-based Rock Band and Dance Central developer has discussed its first fully-fledged iOS title, VidRythm.

    9 years ago
  • Harmonix: Rock Band 3 "outperformed" by Dance Central at retail

    Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos has said that Dance Central “outperformed” Rock Band 3 at retail.

    9 years ago
  • Harmonix: A "lot more" in the motion gaming domain inbound

    Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos has hinted at new products in the works, possibly in motion gaming.

    9 years ago
  • Harmonix aiming for bigger European focus with Rock Band

    Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos has told MCV it’s aiming for a bigger market share in Europe with Rock Band.

    10 years ago
  • Would Harmonix like to revisit Frequency and Amplitude? "Yes", says Rigopulos

    Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos has told Edge he’d like to revisit the company’s first two titles Frequency and Amplitude in the future.

    10 years ago
  • Harmonix: There's still plenty of things to do with the Rock Band franchise

    Harmonix has said there is still plenty of innovation left for the Rock Band franchise.

    10 years ago
  • Rock Band 3 video highlights the keyboard peripheral

    Harmonix has released a video for Rock Band 3, showing off the big keyboard debut complete with commentary from the developers.

    10 years ago
  • Harmonix: Rock Band 3 is a "big step forward" for the series

    Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos has said that the recently announced Rock Band 3 will be a “big step forward” for the series when it launches later this year.

    10 years ago
  • Harmonix started life with $100,000 funding in 1995

    This is how easy it can be. Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy have told CNN that Harmonix’s initial cash input was peanuts scrounged from personal contacts.“We raised an initial round of capital from friends and family, meager by today’s standards – $100,000 – but it lasted us a whole year because I was still living […]

    11 years ago
  • Watch Alex Rigopulos play Beatles: Rock Band at a GamesCom MS party

    Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos played The Beatles: Rock Band to a party crowd on top of Microsoft’s Cologne offices the other night. We filmed it. For a laugh.Live the rooftop Beatles German plastic instrument dream right along with us by hitting the link.

    11 years ago
  • Natal is "very, very exciting," says Nakamura

    Guitaroo Man dev legend Mitsuru Nakamura and Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos have both given clear indications that instrumentless music games are on the way with a bomb, speaking at a GamesCom Microsoft after-party tonight.“First of all it’s very, very exciting,” Nakamura said of Natal. “I think we all feel the same way,” he added, indicating […]

    11 years ago
  • Rock Band "is just part" of many major musicians' jobs, says Rigopulos

    Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos said in Cologne tonight that creating Rock Band content is now just part and parcel of route to market for many serious musicians.“It turns out that many major artists have taken advantage and are moving quickly to bring content to the platform,” said Rigopulos in a talk and Microsoft’s HQ in […]

    11 years ago
  • Harmonix founders to take GDC Pioneer Award

    Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy are to be given GDC’s Pioneer Award next month.That’s what dreaming up Guitar Hero and Rock Band does for you.According to GDC organizer Think Services, the Pioneer Award “celebrates those individuals responsible for developing a breakthrough technology, game concept, or gameplay design at a crucial juncture in video […]

    12 years ago
  • The Beatles to be an "art object," says Rigopulos

    In an interview with Ars, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said that EA’s The Beatles isn’t just licensing the band’s music, it’s about delivering the songs through a different medium: an “art object.”“In the case of the Beatles, the licensing is, of course, complex, ” he said. “But what’s more complex in a product of that […]

    12 years ago
  • No music creation for Rock Band 2, says dev boss

    Speaking to CNN, Harmonix co-founder and CEO Alex Rigopulos has confirmed that – unlike Guitar Hero: World Tour – Rock Band 2 won’t feature the ability for people to make and upload their own music.“We really felt like we wanted to do it right,” said Rigopulos. “We’re taking a radically different approach to that problem. […]

    12 years ago
  • Guita Hero creators make Time 100

    As you can see here, Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy – the guys that spawned Harmonix’s Guitar Hero and Rock – have made the Time 100, coming in at 70. The duo are a far cry from Miyamoto in top position, obviously, but congrats to you, chaps. May you make plastic guitars for the masses […]

    12 years ago