Posted tagged ‘We Dancing Online’

We Dancing Online making waves in China & Taiwan as IGS preps We Dancing Online 2

July 25, 2010

Newsfeeds 880 and 881 via 

It was only in May that we covered We Dancing Online by IGS and we saw that the game had a huge following at GTI 2010. Since then a national competition was held for the game in China and they already have a We Dancing Online 2 ready to go (pictured above). As you can see from the pictures by going those posted links, the game draws in pretty large crowds. If you are unfamiliar with WDO, it’s like DDR but for the hands with four directional buttons to use. Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report has some questions he would like to throw out into the ether about the game and it not getting attention outside of China or Taiwan:

Industry Question – Why is no one thinking about making “We Dancing Online”?
– Would it be too difficult to translate… no
– Would it be too difficult to license… no
– Would it be too difficult to play… no

But for a US amusement distributor who is looking for a safe life it is too difficult to understand!

It also isn’t the price as the game was recently listed on a Wahlap pricing list at $4800 which puts the game far below any other music game I know of. There shouldn’t be any fear of an ASCAP reprisal either – that is something that has only affected games using music from American bands, with something like Guitar Hero. For example, DJ Max Technika is completely safe from the ASCAP problem because of the music used.  Obviously the name recognition for WDO outside of China and Taiwan is near zero so it wouldn’t draw such crowds anywhere else but if the game is really that good (and inexpensive) then it shouldn’t take long for it to start making fans.

IGS showcases “We Dancing Online” at GTI Asia Taipei Expo 2010

May 7, 2010

When you showcase one of your games at a show, what better way to get people interested in it than a good competition? IGS certainly felt so as they showed off their title, We Dancing Online. I could swear that I have seen and reported on this game before as something about it looks familiar but I can’t find the post where it was initially mentioned. Nevertheless, the game takes the dancing concept in the direction of using your hands instead of feet, while also changing how notes are hit from something like DDR (they come in sideways all on one path instead of floating up from the bottom of the screen). As the name implies, there are online features used in the game, through IGS’ Game Tower service which services other online games in the Chinese market as well. There is a downloadable version for the PC of ‘We Dancing Online’ here as well.

IGS showcases "We Dancing Online" at GTI Asia Taipei Expo 2010

May 7, 2010

When you showcase one of your games at a show, what better way to get people interested in it than a good competition? IGS certainly felt so as they showed off their title, We Dancing Online. I could swear that I have seen and reported on this game before as something about it looks familiar but I can’t find the post where it was initially mentioned. Nevertheless, the game takes the dancing concept in the direction of using your hands instead of feet, while also changing how notes are hit from something like DDR (they come in sideways all on one path instead of floating up from the bottom of the screen). As the name implies, there are online features used in the game, through IGS’ Game Tower service which services other online games in the Chinese market as well. There is a downloadable version for the PC of ‘We Dancing Online’ here as well.