Break out the shovels, swords and dance pads; roguelike/rhythm hybrid Crypt of the NecroDancer is zombie-shuffle-dancing its way to Steam Early Access on July 30. It will be available for PC, Mac and Linux.
Not everyone will have to wait until the end of the month to practice their dance moves though - developer Brace Yourself Games is also hosting a "NecroThon," a Crypt of the NecroDancer tournament that will benefit charities like Child's Play, Doctors Without Borders and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Participation is by invite-only, but you can still watch and learn more by checking out the event's hub page. For those not familiar, NecroDancer mashes monsters and music by dividing dungeons into tiles which can only be moved across when the player pushes the movement key in time with the game's background music. It's a unique concept, but you can always check out our Tiny Stream of the game to see it in action.
Instead of a dedicated attack button, players must move into spaces to attack their enemies - a feature which also makes the game playable using Dance Dance Revolution-style dance pads. Custom NecroDancer pads were also recently made available through PrecisionDancePads.com.