Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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An Evening of Modern Dance

by jplur - Compo Entry

Dance.

Really dance, get into it, I knew you were a good dancer.

up to four ( 4 ) players.


'esc' to quit
'p' usually returns you to the menu

control dancers with [["w" "a" "s" "d"] ["i" "j" "k" "l"]["t" "f" "g" "h"] ["o" "k" "l" ";"]]

If the physics glitch out you need more dancing practice.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#81Humor3.79
#194Mood3.43
#310Innovation3.46
#334Audio3.11
#434Graphics3.22
#443Fun3.17
#730Overall2.97
#1096Theme2.00

Comments

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:59am

Fun twist on the QWOP idea! My wife and I had a blast "dancing" :P

natalye says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:19am

Cool dancing, but would've liked to have some kind of objective. Unless I missed it?
Love the graphic style and music.
Controls are relative to the player and not the camera, and since the figures look kind of similar from both front and back, it's hard to tell if you need to press forward or back.

Hatsome says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:26pm

Funny idea! I failed to see the theme in the game, but had fun with it nevertheless.

Ludipe says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:37pm

This game reminded me to "Octodad" and "QWOP" ^^
The game is nice and the art and music fit pretty well.
Controls felt way too frustating to me, but I guess that was the point :P

Simon says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:47pm

This is really great I loved it. It's very inspiring. And I completely get the theme interpretation. Well done!

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:09am

Bwhahahahaah I could do this all day lol

Kronics says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:14am

Body parts were flying everywhere. Looks like I need to improve my dancing skills.

BIZM says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:56am

This was very fun and caused much laughter. Our dancing skills on the other hand... ;)

UannaFF says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:10am

I liked his moves, I didnt get the theme but I enjoyd it!

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:21am

Was I supposed to explode and then just be a pair of legs? Because I was and it was awesome.

alvivar says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:39am

This was really fun! <3

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:03am

Very interesting. Not entirely sure I got the purpose, but maybe that is the purpose.

Andrea says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:07pm

That was... weird :D
Nice job!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:30pm

Well, I'm not sure what to think about this. I guess is to deep for me? :P
The concept is cool, but I didn't understand the purpose of the little circles at the bottom of the screen, and the controls have too little responsiveness. I won't complain about the glitches, since they were mostly fun, but I'd recommend including a reset button. More than once I got stuck in a wall and unable to move, and needed to exit and start again.

The most fun was when I tried to control 4 "dancers" simultaneously. It really looked some modern dancing spectacle!

NoSoupForYou says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:27am

Hilarious and fun game, although it was far too easy to "glitch-out" the ragdoll physics and have to restart the game.

Galan says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:54am

I like the concept, and the look and feel were perfect for what you were trying to do. I just wish I felt like I had a goal to strive for. Maybe that's the point, but in the end I couldn't help but feel that I was just pushing buttons aimlessly.

geekdrums says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:44am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

rogueNoodle says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:38pm

I think I missed the connection to the theme, but had a lot of fun with this at least. Thanks for the laughs :)

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:27am

Very funny and innovative :) Played it with two other people and we had a blast.

jcsirron says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 8:18pm

It reminds me of an art-house performance. I love the execution.

rburema says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 2:51pm

I think we can safely consider the exploding dancers a feature, not a bug. After all, a dancer would need to train hard to have that kind of agility! :-p

More seriously, I really like stilted the mood in this piece.

@Marcos: I think the little dots are your 'health' ... they go down when you bump into walls a lot (also: one different color per dancer). But not when you flop out on the floor (I think?)... I mean it's 'modern' dancing after all ;-)

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