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    Bounden's review

    Published: 2014-05-22, by Peter Warrior.

    Two player dancing game with the collaboration of the Royal Dutch Ballet

    • Unbeatable originality
    • Cooperative, IRL - offline gameplay
    • Superb and disrupting use of smartphones as gaming devices
    • We can just ask for fantastic and unheard-of features

    "Magic dance"

    We here at Appszoom have spoken at length about Bounden, and how it's likely to be the spearhead of many wonders to come. This is our review, but in case you're further interested, there are a couple of related articles at our blog.

    For those of you who have landed here without a hint about what Bounden is, let me tell you that it's a cooperative dancing game, designed for two players at once on the same device. In case it isn't clear enough, it's played offline.

    Once you start, if you swipe left you'll find kind of tutorial, introducing two simple concepts: follow the rings around a sphere, and turn the device keeping it flat when required. It's also a brilliant demo of what a gyroscope is and what your device can do with it. Don't be afraid of twirling and twisting, your mother gave you joints (no pun intended) so make a good use of them.

    The interface will tell you if you have to hurry up or slow down your pace. Once you have mastered a song, which are (or feel) pretty long, a new one will be unlocked.

    If I had to recommend something, is that you forget about the demo videos until you (both of you) are exhausted. They are wonderful videos, but nothing can compare to the discovery of such awesome and original gameplay on your own.

    Recommended hands down. We can only hope for a continuous flow of new songs and that Game Oven team doesn't rest on their laurels so they can update this magnificent game with many and surprising updates and features.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    May 22, 2014


    Game Oven's whimsical dancing game for two players, with choreography by the Dutch National Ballet. Twist and twirl elegantly, or get entangled with a friend.

    Holding either end of a device, you tilt the device around a virtual sphere following a path of rings. You swing your arms and twist your body, and before you know it, you are already dancing.

    • Watch the Dutch National Ballet dancers in Bounden's tutorial videos.
    • Unlock 8 dances.
    • Classical music composed by Bart Delissen.

    Bounden was featured on the New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, The Verge, Mashable, Kotaku, GiantBomb, Joystiq, Destructoid, and many others.

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