Create a Pas de Deux—with Your Smartphone

OK, yes, Candy Crush is totally addictive. But did you ever wish your smartphone games involved more than just your thumbs?

Well, wish granted. Indie developer Game Oven is cooking up a new game, Bounden, that allows two players to create a sort of dance together.

How the heck does that work, you ask? Each player holds on to one end of a smartphone. A cursor floats across the screen in various snaky ways, and the two of you have to wiggle around to make it hit a series of bulls-eyes. It looks a little like this:
bounden3Or, uh, this:

(Via Game Oven)

(Via Game Oven)

In other words, the result is either a strangely beautiful pas de deux, or, you know, a hilarious disaster. Either way, fun!

Bounden has a pretty serious dance pedigree, too: Choreographer Ernst Meisner of Dutch National Ballet is on the design team, and 12 dancers from DNB’s junior company are helping him work through its kinks.

Bounden is scheduled for release sometime this summer. In the meantime, visit the app’s website and check out this “making of” video below.

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