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The Harmonix Podcast Episode 117 - There's Your Foof (PAX East Insanity!)

With PAX East a mere week away, the Harmonix Zoo Crew is preeeeeeeetty loopy. Tune in to check out our gradual meltdown as we realize Harmonix folks are hosting two parties, the keynote speech, and making appearances on TEN different panels. Plus, get some essential deets on *Disney Fantasia: Music ... Read more

New Merch in the Harmonix Store

Today we added brand new items to the Harmonix Merch Store on Spreadshirt! If you watch the Harmonix Show - our weekly livestream on Twitch - you know that we just moved to a new set. To celebrate our new set, we made an official Harmonix Show mug! We'll be using these on the show and you can [g... Read more

Harmonix Parties at PAX East 2014

Hey PAX East attendees! The show is going to be awesome this year and to make it an even better week, we’ve got two, that’s right TWO, parties planned. Read below for details and plan your weekend accordingly because you won’t want to miss these! Harmonix PAX East Extravaganza! **Date: Friday, A... Read more

The Harmonix Podcast Episode 116 - The Monkey Paw: Game Design with Ken Strickland

Join us for an exciting discussion about the ins and outs of game design with our very own Ken Strickland! Ken is Lead Designer on *[Chroma][1]*, an alum of *Bioshock Infinite*, a Carnegie Melon grad, and a noted enthusiast of Alex Baldwin’s 1994 film *The Shadow*. We cover everything from Ken’s sec... Read more

Fantasia Boston Post Mortem Recap

On March 12, four Harmonix developers took the stage at The Skellig in Waltham, MA to discuss valuable design lessons learned from early *Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved* prototypes with a group of local developers. The Boston Post Mortem talk was hosted by the Boston Chapter of the International Gam... Read more

Harmonix at PAX East 2014!

PAX East is rapidly approaching, one of our absolute favorite video game conventions every year. And what’s great about this one is that it’s right in our backyard! Though we won’t have a booth on the floor this year due to timing with our games, we’ll still be out in full force walking the floor, h... Read more

The Harmonix Podcast Episode 115 - Dramatic Narrative with Matthew Derby

This week on the show we sit down with *Chroma*’s narrative designer, and all around good guy, Matt Derby. Derby is a published author (*Super Flat Times*, *The Silent History*) and is a noted expert in the field of user experience design. Revel at the juicy narrative details he shares about *Chroma... Read more

Learn About Fantasia's Development At Boston Post Mortem

Join Harmonix at this month's Boston Post Mortem hosted by the International Game Developers Association's Boston Chapter! Every month, video game developers meet in the Boston area to mingle and listen to compelling talks about the business of making and playing games. This month, Harmonix has ... Read more

Employee Spotlight: Dawn Rivers

Dawn Rivers is a person of many talents and we’re lucky to have her here at Harmonix. She has a passion for lighting, changing the landscape of the games industry, and – believe it or not – meteorology. In fact, Dawn can explain best practices for lighting in games and read a Doppler radar without b... Read more

The Official Harmonix Podcast Episode 114 - Chroma Playtest with Matt K

Join the Three Amigos (Pope, Aaron, and Matt K) as they discuss the recent announce of *Chroma*, the new music-driven shooter from Harmonix! We run down the broad overview of what *Chroma* is, some details on the upcoming alpha, dish some dirt on the extensive playtest approach to our first Steam ti... Read more