What do you get when you combine breakdancing with original music and hand-drawn artwork? The unique breakdancing game, Floor Kids of course! The game, originally released on PC and Nintendo Switch in December of last year, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on November 27. Floor Kids made a splash upon its initial release with hand-drawn artwork by Jonathan Ng (more affectionately known as JonJon) and original music by scratch DJ/producer, Kid Koala. JonJon was a bboy (or break-boy for those not hip to the lingo) in Montreal for a stint in 2004 while working on his animation. “In a flash of spontaneity, my two passions came together. I started animating my sketch-style character with realistic bboy moves and spunky attitudes,” he recounts in an article on the PlayStation Blog. The game, stemming from JonJon’s love of breakdancing and a passion for animation, was originally a short video made to promote Kid Koala’s new album at the time, “Your Mom’s Favorite DJ.”
Roughly 10 years of development, “10,000 drawings & 5 trillion lines of code later,” the game was finally ready for release and did so with awards from the Boston Festival of Indie Games and the Seattle Indie Game Competition, to name a few. The game allows players to pop and lock as one of 8 characters, taking part in battles to win control of the city or battle their friends for bragging rights in local 2-player mode. The game has an intensive scoring system, where player’s dancing will be judged in 5 different categories: Funk, Flavor, Flow, Fire, and Flyness. Players can unlock over 40 original tracks by Kid Koala, and collect dance moves to add to your repertoire as you progress through the story.
Check out the PS4 Launch Trailer below:
Floor Kids is newly available on PS4 and Xbox One Tuesday, November 27 and is available now on Steam and Nintendo Switch.