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Aug 27, 2014 | 7:19 AM EDT
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Tough Start 25 Points Beat World 1
Beat the Offbeats 50 Points Beat World 2
Oh So Intricate 100 Points Beat World 3

Author Comments

"I want to bring this rhythm goodness around on my Android in exchange for a measly dollar!"

NOTE: This game uses Unity. If the controls are unresponsive and only the mouse and Shift key works (though you can just play the game with the mouse), try right-clicking and selecting Fullscreen, and it should work.

MEDALS: are not working just yet. Don't erase your progress and once we've fixed it you'll get them the moment you start the game!

A Dance of Fire and Ice is a game about hitting the breakbeat.

It was one of over a thousand games (and the only rhythm game) made for the Ludum Dare game jam, in which a full game had to be created from scratch in 48 hours. The theme we had to follow was 'Connected Worlds'.

As it was only made in 48 hours, there isn't a whole lot of content. But if you like the game so far and want to see more updates, rating it on the sidebar will help so I know whether it's worth pursuing! If you'd rather I forget about this and finish Rhythm Doctor then you can blam it :P



27/10/14 Been a while, but: new calibration mini-game! Also, the offset drift on higher speeds has been fixed, and audio system is on the whole more precise. And not forgetting we now have MEDALS, thanks to an amazing API developed by NG user Coolboyman!

1/10/14 World 3 added! It sure is a bit of a step up. Other fixes: - Continue Game feature - percentage display when failing a level - icons for special tiles.

Thanks again for all the feedback! This is the first time I'm doing this but.. if you've enjoyed any of our rhythm games and would like to support us, you can buy an Android version of this for a dollar on the Play store! It's literally exactly the same as this one, just mobile. My plan for this is to increase the price as more features are added - buy it now and you get all future updates for FREE! (psst, custom levels) No IAPs or ads ever. I hate them as much as you >:( Enjoy the new levels! :)

18/9/14 World 2 added! It's so Rihanna. Thank you so much for the reviews, I want to respond to every single one saying thanks but it's a struggle between annoying everybody and conveying my thanks, so I am doing it here!

31/8/14 You can no longer win by clicking like a total jerk, in the words of that last review.

27/8/14 Added tutorial levels due to popular request.


WARNING: This is a hard rhythm game, just like my other game Rhythm Doctor. Not in the sense of silly note spamming - for the most part all you have to do is keep a consistent beat - but this is a good test of whether you would be a good drummer. Keeping a beat is not very easy, and then weird breakbeats are added on top of that, so don't worry if you find it difficult!

Use whichever key you see fit - and use the left and right arrow keys adjust the offset.

I've tested the latencies on Mac and PC and adjusted them for each platform, but there is a chance your computer will have a different latency setting as well. Use the training area to check the latency!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game, right here, is my new favorite game on Newgrounds. I just beat the first 3-X and it took me a few weeks to get it right. As some says, it's a game that is easy to learn. But mastering it? Hell, I don't think anybody can perfect it.

All in all, awesome games, keep up the good work!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is an awesome game!
I love you!

The game works when you close your eyes and you actually play better.
Your calibration is on point!

Thank you for this!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

now i'd be lying if i said it didn't take me several tries to get through the first world. this game is incredibly hard, but also incredibly addictive. i started playing this game less than half an hour ago and it's already one of my favorites on this site. it's one of those 'easy to learn, hard to master' kinds of things. however, i would add a checkpoint feature of some kind if that was possible, but it would most likely interrupt the flow of the song, so probably just a personal preference.
overall, fun game, and anyone who likes rhythm games will definitely love it. good job!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I found this when it was first posted, and managed to beat the (at the time) only song in the game. I added it to my favorites and came back to replay when I was bored. I'm thrilled that there's two new songs, I've passed song 2 but I'm stuck on song 3. I can literally play the first half with my eyes closed, but I keep failing around 75% of the way through. I am determined to finish the song though!
Pros: The songs are great, I enjoy the music, which is key to a game like this. The calibration level helped me a lot, when I played before the update I had a much harder time getting on-beat. The save feature is nice too, it lets me walk away if I get tired and not worry about having to restart. The practice levels introduce the new types of beat without being too overwhelming.
Cons: The flashing colors can get a little annoying. On level 3-X, when I fail it sometimes doesn't display the percentage I completed (usually this happens between about 20% and 70%).
Overall, awesome game! I've been playing on and off for days!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game! I have been playing it since it had only one world.
Quick questions: why can't I get the medals? I already passed to worlds an nothing!

thanks :)