Dance Praise (series)

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Dance Praise
Basic Information
Digital Praise
Music, Dance


Dance Praise is a series of dance video games developed by Christian video game developer Digital Praise, with a particular emphasis on Contemporary Christian music. Peter Fokos, CTO of Digital Praise, started the Dance Praise series after his daughter asked him to create a dance game with Christian music for her homeschool exercise program. This series was created to allow children to enjoy dance games with music "fit for young [Christian] ears".[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

As with other dance games such as the Dance Dance Revolution series, arrows approach a target zone on the bottom of the screen, and the player must step on the corresponding arrow on the dance pad when arrows reach the target zone. Players are judged on their accuracy and timing.

Games[edit | edit source]

Original Dance Praise[edit | edit source]

Main article: Original Dance Praise

Dance Praise (rebranded as Original Dance Praise when the second version was released), was the first game in the series, released on September 29, 2005.[1] A multiplayer version was also created, Dance Praise Party, supporting up to 10 players.,[2]

Dance Praise 2: The ReMix[edit | edit source]

Dance Praise 2: The ReMix includes 52 songs from 48 different artists, giving it a wider variety than the Original Dance Praise. It includes many new features not available in the previous game, such as four player support, animated backgrounds, dancing characters, and a new interface. Its system requirements are also higher, requiring a 1 GHz processor and 32MB of video RAM.

Expansion packs[edit | edit source]

Various expansion packs have also been released for the Dance Praise series. Expansion packs are compatible with both released versions of Dance Praise. Most are sold in retail, but a free add-on featuring music by Altared Life was released on January 14, 2007.[3]

Modern Worship[edit | edit source]

The Modern Worship expansion pack was released on June 20, 2006[4] The expansion focuses on Contemporary worship music, cited by Tom Bean, president and CEO of Digital Praise, as the most requested genre among players.[5]

Hip Hop/Rap[edit | edit source]

An expansion pack focusing on Christian hip hop was released on August 1, 2006[4]

Pop & Rock Hits[edit | edit source]

The third expansion, Pop & Rock Hits was released on October 17, 2006[4]

God Rocks![edit | edit source]

The fourth expansion pack featured music by God Rocks! and was released on February 20, 2007.[4]

Praise & Worship[edit | edit source]

The Praise and Worship pack was released on July 17, 2007[6]

Contemporary Hits[edit | edit source]

The sixth expansion, Contemporary Hits, was released on November 20, 2007[6]

Top Hits[edit | edit source]

The seventh expansion pack, Top Hits, was released on April 4, 2008[7] |}

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The 700 Club. Jump Into the Latest Craze: 'Dance Praise'. The Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved on 2008-06-25
  2. Dance Praise Party. Digital Praise. Retrieved on 2008-08-22
  3. Free Add-On. Digital Praise (2007-01-14). Retrieved on 2008-08-25
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Dance Praise. Your Music Zone. Retrieved on 2008-08-25
  5. Hit Parade Gets Even Longer: Introducing Digital Praise's Dance Praise Expansion Pack Volume 1: Modern Worship. S&S Public Relations (2006-06-20). Retrieved on 2008-08-22
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dance Praise (page 2). Your Music Zone. Retrieved on 2008-08-25
  7. Top Hits Press Release. Digital Praise. Retrieved on 2008-08-25

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