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Platform iOS, Android Publisher N/A Developer Game Oven Studios Release Date 2014-05-21

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Android users can now awkwardly dance with their phones

Bounden, a mobile game that is a cross between Twister and interpretative dance, launched today for Android devices, developer Game Oven Studios announced. The game, which was developed with help from the Dutch National Ballet, encourages players to perform sometimes-beautiful and often-awkward dance routines by using the phone's gyroscope to match shapes on the screen. The iOS version of the game was released in May, but the Android version was delayed while the studio worked on making the game perform consistently across different devices. The Android version is now available from Google Play for $2.99. The video below shows the gyroscope issues the developers had to resolve before the game could be released on Android. The Android version of the game shops with tutorial videos...


Ballet-meets-Twister game coming to iOS May 21, Android version delayed

Bounden, the two-player motion-controlled game that encourages players to dance with each other, will launch on iOS devices on May 21, with the Android version delayed to a later date. In a statement released on its website, Game Oven Studios's producer Eline Muijres said the delay is caused by inconsistencies between Android devices. Muijres posted a Vine that showed seven Android devices running the same compass app, all of which indicated that North was somewhere else. Bounden is a game that heavily relies on gyroscopes, so the inconsistencies between the devices is a problem for the game. "For the user, buying an Android phone means you can choose between hundreds of different devices and pick the one that fits you best," Muijre said. "For developers, the fragmentation on Android...

Bounden Releases
North America
  • iOS
    • Released 2014-05-21
    • Developer Game Oven Studios
  • Android
    • Developer Game Oven Studios
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