About

This game was made for the Ludum Dare 46 with the theme Keep it Alive.

You are the last Dance Commander, so go show them HOW IT'S DONE! But be sure to keep your party alive!

With the help of your dance-commanding skills you gather a crowd of dancing people around you, and soon enough the whole dance floor will be yours!

Game rules

To gain movement speed press spacebar with the beat of the music.

To gain control of another person, you or your party members need to physically bump into him (your sprites should collide). Auras around characters are only a visual indication of this character's faction.

There are 4 different factions:

  • Freeroamers (grey auras) - can be captured with any party strength. Gives +1 to your party strength when captured.
  • Solo dancers (blue auras) - can be captured if your party strength is 16
    or higher. Gives +5/+2 to your party strength when captured. If you interact with them while your party strength is lower than 16, you would lose control of one of your party members.
  • Bouncers (red auras) - can be captured if your party strength is 46 or
    higher. Gives +10/+4 to your party strength when captured. If they see you or your party members, the would start chasing you and would try to arrest your party members, so you should try to avoid guys with red auras while your party strength is lower than 46.
  • Fake Dance Commanders (yellow auras) - can be captured if your party
    strength is 66 or higher. Gives varying amounts of party strength. If you interact with them while your party strength is lower than 66, they would steal your party members.

Guys with green auras are your party members

Controls

  • WASD - Move
  • Spacebar - Dance!
  • ESC - Main menu

Credits

Leonid Dudakov (@DetectiveLosos) - VFX, character art, programming

Alexander Kopiy (@kopiy_that) - environment art, level design

Annie Owl (@owl_annie) - programming

Problemke (@morel_8ight) - music



Download

Download
DanceCommander_Win.zip 25 MB

Comments

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Very nice game! Can you tell how did you make that aurea under the characters?

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