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Aug 27, 2014 | 7:19 AM EDT
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"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.

Also: DON'T USE THE LEFT AND RIGHT ARROWS! I probably shouldn't have set the calibration controls to those keys. Use any other key to move instead. Some people like the J key.


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



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

Love it! Love everything about it! Great game here, man. Brings me back to the rhythm dungeon mini-game in Rhythm Heaven. I always felt like that needed a revamp. The part that really surprises me, is how great this game is even though it's only a backbone. Looking towards the future I see a lot of great things from this game (If you continue to update it) and you in general.

If you plan to update it, I'd recommend tweaking the timing a little bit. I feel as if I'm pretty good at rhythm games and I can't help but think that sometimes when I fail, I really should've hit the beat. Then again wind up after 1.7x is pretty much becomes impossible haha.

A few ideas I'm just putting out there:
Level editor/Song import and play
Having to press certain keys on certain beats (maybe a back and forth to simulate a kick-snare sequence?)

One more thing I've thought of is the way you can spam presses/clicks then wait a few beats then do it again. I'm guessing it only checks for spamming if you do it continuously. Perhaps instead of this mechanic you could have a certain number of misclicks per level?

Of course I'm sure there's even more you can think of! Anyways, overall it's a fantastic game and I can't wait to see what you do next! Cheers!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

im on x-1.4speed, sssssssssssssssssssssofasssssssssssttttttttttttt


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The Wind-up 1.4x is impossible


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Super great game, unfortunately I suck at it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That moment that when you're on the 3-X THE WINDUP 1.1 and you fail 2 squares off (98%). Anyways, This game is awesome, love the way you guys made it so the red and blue ball move to each square with the beat :) Definitely a 5 star game in my book.