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I have taken the challenge of #1GAM - creating one game a month. This is the first game of 12 to come.

Skeletal Dance Simulator is a game made in less than 5 days for AGDG Demo-day. It features cute voxel-art made in VoxelMagica and uses Unity 3D as engine.

Description

Knights are trying to ruin your dance party! Defend yourself and your disco ball. Pull bodies into the coffin to make more friends.

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Controls

Drag bodies with Left mouse button.
Kill skeletons with Right mouse button.
Reanimate skeletons via dragging them
unto their feet.

Credits

Programming
Jesper Tingvall
Music
Connor Linning

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Hello, Jesper here with some news on Skeletal Dance Party development. This is the first dev blog I've written for it. My hope is to put out a recap blog from time to time highlighting some interesting features and solutions I've found.

So firstly; what is Skeletal Dance Party? It is a game about Reva, a young foxgirl necromancer that wants to host the largest ever dance party for her skeletons. Gameplay wise it is like all other Catalope Games hard to fit in one genre, one can best describe it as a but physics based tactical RPG. A mix of Pikmin and Totally Accurate Battle Simulator.

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All animations, spells and abilities are physics based. Expect a lot of mayhem!


Now for the progress done during this week.

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I added a corpse explosion spell that causes a body to cause damage to nearby enemies and spawn healing items for your skeletons. Since all healing items currently are cartons of milk it turned out quite comedic. It would be really silly to keep it in the game, but some deepest lore would be needed to explain it.

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The game being physics based causes simple things as minions walking up stairs to become quite funny. I think he had a drink to much. As you can see compared to the first gif I also updated the graphics quite a lot.

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A second update added gibs to corpse explosion and your own minions when they die. This also gives the player a clear indication of what parts that can be used for necromancy.

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The last update I did today was making the necromancer actually use a rigidbody to move around, I did not manage to get this to work previously game feel vise, it felt to floaty. The key was to instead of using forces for acceleration directly manipulate the velocity of the player's ragdoll.


That is all for today! If you want to know more about the game check it out on the following sites, Steam coming soon!

Skeletal Dance Simulator Devblog 07/01 2015: House models

Skeletal Dance Simulator Devblog 07/01 2015: House models

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Skeletal Dance Party is now Greenlit. I want to thank everyone who showed their interest in this game! Now it is back to drawing board for me and design...

Skeletal Dance Sim 2019 & Fanart

Skeletal Dance Sim 2019 & Fanart

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Skeletal Dance Simulator 2019 is now released. It now runs Unity 5 and thus looks much better. Additional clutter has been added to the level, and a new...

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2017 & media

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2017 & media

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I upgraded Skeletal Dance Simulator to 2017. It now has better camera controls, a boombox, panties and some smaller bug fixes.

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2016

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2016

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New release of Skeletal Dance Simulator. Small fixes and cute tails.

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You play as a cute necromancer hosting a dance party for your skeletons. Knights are trying to ruin your dance party! Defend yourself and your disco ball...

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2018

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2018

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You play as a cute necromancer hosting a dance party for your skeletons. Knights are trying to ruin your dance party! Defend yourself and your disco ball...

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2017

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2017

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Necromancer now wears panties Lesser drag force Boombox with mute button Faster camera Faster witch turn speed Prevent spam resurection clicking by adding...

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2016

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2016

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Knights are trying to ruin your dance party! Defend yourself and your disco ball. Pull bodies into the coffin to make more friends.

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2015

Skeletal Dance Simulator 2015

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Knights are trying to ruin your dance party! Defend yourself and your disco ball. Pull bodies into the coffin to make more friends.

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imuin
imuin

Cute, fun but very tricky! I''ll have to practice some more to get the hang of moving my skellies

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yangkee101
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It's actually PRETTUY FUAN

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Latest tweets from @jespertingvall

Pathfinding problems... #indiedevhour #gamedev #skeletaldanceparty T.co

9hours ago

Hi #indiedevhour. I continue to struggle today with being pushed down into deadly pits by my skeletal pals.… T.co

10hours ago

RT @CatalopeGames: Today we are continuing to draw on Eek - a very spooky boy ghost. Grab a cup of tea and join out draw stream:… T.co

Jul 17 2018

This is pretty insane. T.co

Jul 15 2018

Casting call over. T.co

Jul 14 2018

RT @NSIPstudio: There’s only 24 hours left to audition for #SkeletalDanceParty, the already highly-anticipated Halloween game! 5F/2… T.co

Jul 14 2018

RT @CatalopeGames: Today we are #drawing a very #spooky ghost, head over to the #livestream to check out: Twitch.tv T.co

Jul 12 2018

Really nice alpha letsplay of #skeletaldanceparty T.co

Jul 12 2018

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