Harmonix, most well known for their work on Guitar Hero and Rock Band, has entered into an agreement with Tilting Point to develop and market mobile music games, with Harmonix already working on the first game under this new partnership. Per the terms of the agreement, Harmonix will will develop all of the games while Tilting Point contributes support and input for monetization, data analysis, research, marketing and more.
“We’ve known the guys at Tilting Point for years through EA Partners, and recently we began exploring ideas for games we’d like to work on together,” said Alex Rigopulos, co-founder and CCO of Harmonix in an offical statement. “Tilting Point has been instrumental in helping us to hone those ideas and to identify the ones that fit best with the mobile market. We’ve known for a long time that we needed a partner to help us succeed on mobile, and Tilting Point simply has the best offering for developers, providing the tools, talent and experience to turn our ideas into hit games.”
Harmonix is one of the latest developers to join up with Tilting Point, including esteemed developers like 1337 & Senri, Uber Entertainment and Signal Studios. Currently, Tilting point is one of the leading partners for independent developers, especially on mobile devices.
“Harmonix has been a leader in music games for over a decade now and they are one of the most innovative game creators in this business. From Amplitude to Rock Band to Dance Central and Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, these guys have proven time and again their ability to create massive hits. There is a huge opportunity on mobile to create the next big hit in music games and Harmonix is ideally suited to take advantage of that opportunity,” said Tom Frisina, Executive Chairman of Tilting Point in the press release.
No word as to when the first of these musical mobile games will be released, or if it will made available on all of the mobile platforms in iOS, Android and Windows Phone.