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Posted 2007-09-17 by Tony Walsh
Virtual world Kaneva is gearing up for what it calls the "world's largest online dance game" with Dance Party 3D, an expansion pack which will pit player versus player in a battle for dance-floor domination.

I'm not sure how Dance Party 3D, which hasn't even begun to catch on, could claim to be "larger" than the ragingly-popular South Korean dance game Audition Online. The latter boasts half a million concurrent players and 50M registered users, according to the Wikipedia--based on reports from my South Korean game design students, the game is extremely widely-played in their part of the world.

Dubious claims aside, Dance Party 3D seems to be a pretty clever add-on to Kaneva (itself built on a game platform), even if the artwork and character models for the game look like crap. Pre-paid "party cards" will be available at Target, one of America's largest retailers, this fall. The cards are used to acquire so-called "bonus dance gear," however no amount of money will buy you a sense of style.
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