Dance Praise (video game)


Dance Praise (video game)
Dance Praise
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Developer(s) Digital Praise
Publisher(s) Digital Praise
Series Dance Praise
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS X
Release date(s) September 29, 2005 [1]
Genre(s) Simulation
Rating(s) ESRB: E (Everyone)
Media/distribution CD-ROM

Dance Praise (marketed as Original Dance Praise after the release of its sequel) is a Christian dance video game developed and published by Digital Praise.[2]

Contents

Development

Dance Praise was conceived by Peter Fokos, the Chief technical officer for Digital Praise, wishing to use Konami's Dance Dance Revolution video games as part of his daughter's home school exercise program. Due to objections over the game's content, Foko's daughter suggested that he develop a dance game utilizing Christian music.[2]

Gameplay

Gameplay in Dance Praise, playing Spinnin' Around by Jump5

Gameplay is similar to other four-panel dance games such as the Dance Dance Revolution series, with one key difference: whereas most four-panel dance games have the target arrows on the top portion of the screen, Dance Praise places the targets on the bottom of the screen. When the arrows approach a target zone on the bottom of the screen, the player must step on the corresponding arrow on the dance pad when arrows reach the target zone. Players are judged on their accuracy and timing. The game also features multiplayer modes, such as "Shadow Dance" mode, where players "record" steps to be played by the other player[3]. The "arcade" mode adds additional hazards and multipliers to gameplay.[3] Lyrics to the songs being played are also shown on-screen. The game also features an exercise mode.[2][3]

Song list

Dance Praise's song list contains 52 songs. The song list can also be expanded using expansion packs, and songs from its sequel, Dance Praise 2: The ReMix are also backwards compatible with Dance Praise.

Dance Praise song list
Artist Song title
4th Avenue Jones Stereo
Andy Hunter° Come On
Go
Open My Eyes
Audio Adrenaline Blitz
Get Down
Bleach Heartbreak
Rock N Roll
Static
Super Good Feeling
David Crowder Band O Praise Him
DJ Maj Love (So Beautiful)
Up All Night
Earthsuit One Time
Hawk Nelson Things We Go Through
John Reuben (with tobyMac) Life Is Short
Liquid Crazy
Mi Gente
Newsboys Woo Hoo
Out of Eden Greater Love
Lookin' for Love
Love, Peace and Happiness
Make Way
More Than You Know
Soldiers
Spirit Moves
PAX217 Prizm
Sanctus Real Alone
Everything About You
Say It Loud
Sarah Kelly Forever
Seven Day Jesus Always Comes Around
Butterfly
Down With The Ship
Starfield Filled With Your Glory
Steven Curtis Chapman All About Love
Dive
Live Out Loud
Only Getting Started
The Benjamin Gate Hey, Hey
Speaking In Tongues
Who Got The Meaning
The Elms Hey, Hey
Speaking in Tongues
Who Got The Meaning
The Katinas Are You Ready
tobyMac Extreme Days
Verbs Live To The Music
Prepaid
ZOEgirl I Believe
Suddenly
Dismissed

Reception

In an interview with The 700 Club, Fokos commented that the game has been popular with church groups, especially due to its exercise modes and content.[2] JustAdventure+'s Karla Munger gave the game an A, enjoying the gameplay and wide soundtrack, and recommending it for families.[3] Plain Games' Dave Herbert gave Dance Praise a 4.5/5, noting the quality of the game's dance pad peripheral, its diverse soundtrack, and unique gameplay elements even amidst a quality of presentation lower than the Dance Dance Revolution series, and other noted differences between the two games.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Original Dance Praise on Allgame
  2. ^ a b c d The 700 Club. "Jump Into the Latest Craze: 'Dance Praise'". The Christian Broadcasting Network. http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/peter_fokos_082907.aspx. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d Munger, Karla (January 25, 2006). "Dance Praise Review". JustAdventure.com. http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/DancePraise/DP.shtm. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Dance Praise review". Plain Games. December 7, 2006. http://www.plaingames.com/games/reviews/review.asp?id=208. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 

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