Sega’s new dancing game, Go Dance, released today for the iPhone and iPad. It aims to provide the kind of living room gaming experience that you get now with Microsoft’s Kinect and games like Dance Central. But Sega has a new game uses only the simple FaceTime front facing camera that comes on all modern iDevices.
Go Dance uses Sega’s “Extreme Reality” motion capture technology to make the FaceTime Camera into a motion sensor. Players follow onscreen cues and dance to popular songs like Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and LMFAO’s ubiquitous “Party Rock Anthem”.
You can use AirPlay play on your HDTV which is a godsend. I could see this working on an iPad in a pinch, but considering you’ll need to stand 6 to 7 feet away for the FaceTime camera to register your movement, I don’t see how anyone could really play on an iPhone.
While the song list is pretty small currently, Sega has promised a lot more downloadable content will be available for purchase soon. Check out the description from iTunes below!
Dance anywhere, anytime on your iPad and iPhone.
GO DANCE is the first real dance game for mobile. Featuring revolutionary technology that lets your iPad and iPhone camera see and score your actual moves. Just set up your device and start dancing. Move to the beats of a LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, Avicii, Flo Rida and a growing list of top artists. Connect and battle it out with your friends. Become a dance master and collect awesome gear.
Tracks available for in-game purchase:
“Wild Ones” Flo Rida featuring Sia
MORE HIT SONGS ON THE WAY
A steady stream of songs will be released from the world’s top artists.
FIRST REAL-MOTION DANCE GAME
With Extreme Reality™ motion-capture tech your iPad and IPhone Camera is now a motion-sensor. Your moves are captured and scored in real-time.
DANCE ON YOUR HDTV WITH AIRPLAY™
GO DANCE supports AirPlay so Apple TV owners can play on their HDTVs so you can show off your moves on a big screen.
COMPETE WITH FRIENDS
Share and compete with your Facebook friends from all over the world.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR DANCER AND MORE
MIx and match an assortment of tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories to give your dancer just the right look.
* This app utilizes the Extreme Motion technology by Extreme Realities, Ltd. based in Israel.
* Devices Supported: iPad 2/iPad 3/iPad 4/iPad mini/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5/iPod touch ?5th; on iOS 6.0 or Higher.
* AirPlay Supported: iPad 4/iPhone 5
*Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennet, GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” Peter Schroeder, David Listenbbe, Stefan Gordy, Skyler Gordy Published by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Courtesy of Universal Music Group
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass” Roahn Hylton, Esther Dean, Onika Miraj, Daniel Johnson, and Jeremy Coleman Published by EMI APRIL MUSIC INC., Peer Music III Ltd, Universal Music Publishing, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., and WB Music Corp.
Courtesy of Universal Music Group
Flo Rida ft. Sia “Wild Ones” Marcus Cooper, Tramar Dillard, Sia Kate I. Furler, Axel Christofer Hedfors, Raphael Judrin, Jacob Elisha Luttrell, Benjamin Maddahi, Pierre-Antoine Melki Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Universal Music Publishing AB, WB Music Corp., Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Video Game Licensing
(P) 2011 Atlantic Recording Corp.
Avicii “Levels” Pournouri, Bergling, Kirkland, Woods, James Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc., EMI Longitude Music, Sony/ATV Ballad Courtesy of Universal Music Group