|The next step in Irish dance...computer games|
We’ve seen Irish Dance take the world by storm with groundbreaking shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance but Irish Dance is set to reintroduce itself to the world in a brand new style - computer games.
Dancer, Chris Naish, who is well known as an alumni of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance and has helped create dance group the Sneaky Steppers and Fusion Fighters, is behind this creative idea and has teamed up with a producer and special effects team who are keen to help get it off the ground.
The motion sensor style video game will tell a story of two friends who try out a new console called 'Virtual Fusion'. They both control separate dance crews and must get through a series of levels which test them in percussion and multiple dance forms. Their Virtual Fusion experience takes several twists including friends being transported into the game and having to dance their way back out, leaving no choice but to defeat other dance crews in Vs. Battles. The players must work as a team before their energy runs out, by combining percussive elements together to build up power and perform special dance moves.
A 40-day Kickstarter campaign will begin in three weeks in order to raise funds for the computer game project. “As extra motivation we will be rewarding prizes and incentives that will naturally become more desirable the more people pledge,” Chris said. “We're really hoping people get behind it.”
Watch the Fusion Fighters’ Launch Video here: