DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET & GAME OVEN DEVELOP FIRST BALLET GAME FOR SMARTPHONES
The Dutch National Ballet and game studio Game Oven are developing Bounden, the first two-player dance game on mobile phones. Ernst Meisner, artistic coordinator of Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, will be one of the choreographers from the company creating choreographies exclusively for the game.
Bounden will be available May 2014 on iOS and Android.
Bounden lets people dance with each other: it’s a mix of ballet and the well-known party game Twister. You use your phone as a guide to dance or get entangled with someone else. So, you pull out your phone, ask another person to put down a thumb, and move synchronously to dance together.
Bounden brings together programmers, choreographers, music composers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Each choreography is accompanied by classical music specifically composed for the game.
These making of videos show you how dancing using a phone works:
How the game works:
Game Oven makes games that make you sweat, previously Fingle, Bam fu, Friendstrap. Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, they are four people that make games with new, weird and unique ways for people to interact with each other.
Bounden is supported by the Dutch grant program Game Fund.