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Pascal Thormeier
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Two years of dev.to - let's celebrate with a "Dance Dance Revolution" clone! πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸŽ‰

Time to celebrate!

Today marks my two-year anniversary on dev.to! With a total of 52 published posts, that's roughly one every two weeks!

And what better way to celebrate than with "Dance Dance Revolution"? The game's rules are explained quickly:

  • Boxes come down four different lanes from the top
  • As soon as the lanes hit a scoring zone (or even better: the green sweet-spot!), you need to press the correct arrow key to score points
  • Any non-correct key-press (or too early or too late) will cost you one of 10 lives

Some disclaimers, though:

  • The code is by far not the cleanest!
  • The music is royalty-free
  • Sometimes, the arrow icons take a few seconds to load
  • Wait for all the arrows to disappear before starting a new game. It might deduct lives upfront otherwise

This clone is best played on a computer with a keyboard and in a separate window.

Have fun!

What's your high score? Leave a comment down below!


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Revenity

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Pascal Thormeier Author

Yeah, I can perfectly understand that! It's not meant to be hours and hours of gameplay. It's an afternoon build, really :D

However, the size of the sandbox was bugging me since it made the game very easy. So I now adjusted the size of the lanes, so the arrows would travel much faster. Give it another try if you'd like!

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Revenity

Yea it's harder now.

Perfect :)

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Revenity

The game started becoming boring when I reach 50000

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Thomas Bnt

Super cool game!
My score is 37 250 πŸŽ‰

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Pascal Thormeier Author

Woho, nice, congrats! Let's see if I can beat that! :D

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Medea

how- ive only got up to 3500-

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Pascal Thormeier Author

Thank you, dev.to community for two wonderful years and many many more to come! My high score was 9200 during testing - can you do more? :D

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Ben Halpern

Neat

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Pascal Thormeier Author

Thank you so much! Was a fun build and I hope you're having fun with it, too.

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Quade

Pretty cool game! My score is 160850

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Pascal Thormeier Author

Woah, nice! I should build a leader board for that lol

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Rachman Esa

Cool! my score is -20 xD

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Pascal Thormeier Author

Have you encountered a bug or did you manage to get to MAX_INT? :D

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Rachman Esa

A bug maybe, when the high score popping up, and i still hit the arrow button, the lives is going to minus

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Pascal Thormeier Author

Yep, that's definitely a bug, thank you! The keyboard listeners are independent from the game loop itself currently, I just need to make them not listen anymore once the game is over, give me a few minutes :D

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Pascal Thormeier Author

And fixed! Thank you for reporting!

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Rachman Esa

Amazing!!

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Krishna Agarwal

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Andrew Baisden

2450 i guess i need more practice haha

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