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Making Great Games by Michael Thornton Wyman

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ROCK BAND

 

Rock Band represents the culmination of a long evolution of rhythm/music titles from Boston, Massachusetts-based developer Harmonix Music Systems. Prior to Rock Band, Harmonix had created a number of popular music games including Frequency, Amplitude, the Karaoke Revolution series, and, of course, the incredibly successful Guitar Hero series. Released in late 2007, shortly after Harmonix was acquired by MTV Games, Rock Band was an unequivocal commercial and critical success. The series has sold over 13 million copies to date, netting over $1 billion in revenues. Over 1000 songs are available for purchase through the game's online library of tracks, and the Rock Band Network allows bands and labels to publish and sell their own ...

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