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GDC 2012: A Look At Graeme Devine’s ‘Dance City’

Conceptually, it’s hard not to fall in love with this one. Graeme Devine, and his studio GRL Games, are working on a… spiritual successor of sorts to dance game Space Channel 5. It’s called Dance City, and it’s looking to leverage story, attitude, and dancing. In our meeting with Graeme today, he expressed his extreme love for narrative-led games, as well as quick-to-play titles with “one more time" hooks. Extrapolating, we’re guessing Dance City is going to try to have all of these things.

It’s early, so we don’t know much. On the other hand, we do have the following image, which clearly reveals that Dance City will feature a strong protagonist, and a dance-for-followers mechanic, which should be pretty radical:

We’ll keep our eyes on this as it hurdles to release and bring you much more as soon as possible.