11.09.11

Want to dance? On a Computer?

Above is a screen shot from Zorba, a new dance game by Kill Screen’s own Pippin Barr. As for the gameplay, imagine Dance Dance Revolution crossed with the video for Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” video, as played by your fingers. Play it at Pippin’s site. He says of the game:

Dance?! Did you say dance?! Come on, my boy! Together! Let’s go! Again! Down! Boss… I have so much to tell you! Now’s your chance to go head to head in a furious Greek dancing contest against Zorba himself!

ZORBA originally comes from an idea Rilla and I had while walking through the Piazza San Marco in Venice. It was written in ActionScript 3 using Adobe’s FlashBuilder 4.5 and the excellent Flixel library. It uses sound effects I made in bfxr and the music was thieved from a MIDI file that floats around the internet. I used Aria Maestosa extensively in working with the MIDI.

Read more of what Pippin has to say on the subject on his blog.