Video games, Dance, Theatre & dance
Support the first video game that will offer the young players from 12 years old the opportunity to discover the dance world while having fun.
It will be the only game that will be completely free, bilingual in French-English, free of adverts and available worldwide online. Be part of this adventure with us !
As a player, you will create your own dance company and will discover how to build a dance show !
Take on missions that are inspired by the real world, increase your fame score and develop your own company.
If you are a dance lover, spectator, professional or curious to discover this universe, this game is made for you ! We want you and your children to discover, while playing, the creation process of a dance show.
By donating, you enter into the "Défi de la Création" !
You participate in this adventure and the whole team working on this unique game will give you an insider experience. You'll discover what happens behind the scenes and maybe be involved in a stage of the development process*. So now, express your creativity, surprise yourself and don't forget to have fun !
* 20€ and more as a reward.
The Maison de la Danse of Lyon has an ambition to make dance accessible to everyone. That's the starting point of a crazy , but attainable, idea !
We wanted to invent a free video game, free of ads, that will allow young people to discover what happens behind the scene.
But, there was something missing. The Maison de la Danse didn't have the budget for such a project !
The Maison de la Danse team answered the French Ministry of Culture and Communication's call for grant proposals. Bingo !
The "Défi de la Création" is one of 19 projects to be selected out of, over 250 applications ! This grant made the project more real than ever and allowed us to start getting it in shape. Unfortunately, the grant is not enough, that's the reason we call on you today !
The "Défi de la Création" will offer the player the opportunity to create their own dance company and develop it.
This educational game has been thought up by a number of influencers in the dance world. It will enable us to discover and to initialize oneself in the professional world of dance in a fun way thanks to more than 50 videos from Numeridanse.
The new player starts with a tiny company, with no resident artist and no equipment. They call on external service providers who will only offer limited choices to build their shows.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words...
The creation of the show will come to life through a paper set. Every element the player chooses will be added by superposition.
Many options are available :
- Location (Indoor / Outdoor, Dimension, arrangement of the audience in space)
- Choreographic inspiration (narration / abstraction, dance style, format)
- Choreographic creation (solo, duet or more)
Then, the player is free in their choreographic creation. Throughout the game, videos from the Numeridanse website will help the player to make choices.
Once the player has made all their choices and is satisfied with their creation, they can start the broadcast of their choreography/show. A final visual of the show will be generated.
The player's goal is to make the right strategic and artistic choices for their artwork to be broadcasted in the biggest theaters and for their company to be famous worldwide.
The game will be available on a dedicated website and on Numeridanse from computers and tablets.
It's a lot of money but it will make up the budget, the other part will come from self-financing and help from our private partners.
Today, the Maison de la Danse has already initiated the game creation process.
DOWINO studio has been chosen to design the game. You may have heard about the game "A Bling legend" that they made !
Relying on their skills ensures that we are offering you a great quality final result.
As the first theater dedicated to dance in France and in Europe, the Maison de la Danse of Lyon is at the origin of Numeridanse project. Numeridanse is the first free online dance video platform which gathers thousands of hours of videos. As an educational video game, the "Défi de la Création" will let young people discover Numeridanse videos, in a fun way.
The Maison de la Danse is a theater located in Lyon, with 1 150 seats, exclusively dedicated to dance and directed by Dominique Hervieu since 2011. It offers a very diverse program each season, which appeals to many audiences, from children to the elderly, including students, families, dance lovers and people with an interest in dance. No less than 40 regional, national and international dance companies that are invited each season with more than 141 000 spectators, which make the Maison de la Danse internationally renowned.
A place of broadcasting and creation, but also of origin, the Maison de la Danse has become a point of reference in terms of dance transmission by images and videos over time.
Numeridanse is the first free online dance video platform which gathers thousands of hours of videos, the collections of national and international artists, teaching aids and thousands of written resources, with a view to promoting an understanding of dance and its history. From extracts to entire dance works, to documentaries, interviews with artists and dance experts, to teaching resources, to videodance films, Numeridanse offers a broad and rich perspective on the art of choreography. All genres, styles and forms are represented and each video is accompanied by a written description and some historical context.The Numeridanse worldwide catalog brings together archives from the beginning of the century as well as more recent works.
Numeridanse is supported and coordinated by the Maison de la Danse in close collaboration with the Centre National de la danse and supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (DGCA, SCPI). Alongside these partner organisations, a network of contributors has built up around the Numeridanse project. National choreography centres, festivals, producers, theatres, companies and institutions are all making their works available in on the website.
Dowino is a creative studio for Serious Games (educational video games), apps, and animated films with a strong social dimension. The purpose of their projects is to raise awareness, educate and communicate about issues like sustainable development, social responsibility, public health-care or disability.
We combined strengths with our partners, with the same ambitions :
- To participate in the conception of an innovative fun educational project serving dance and performing arts world ;
- To make a choreographic heritage accessible to as many people as possible ;
- To provide access behind the scenes of the creation of a show.
This is the entire budget of the "Défi de la Création".
However, we want to keep this video game completely free and free of adverts !
That's the reason why we call on you today !
To make it clear, the budget will be sliced this way :
- 42 % from the Ministry of Culture and Communication grant
- 30 % from self-financing and private partners supports
- 28 % is the missing budget that can be filled by this campaign, with your help !
- 100 % is our will to make this game happen with you !
As you probably understood, 20 000 € is one part of the whole budget.
For the "Défi de la Création" to become a reality, we ask you to support us in any way possible. By donating, for sure, but also by talking about the project in your area, sharing it on social networks and at best by becoming a player yourself.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THESE 20 000 € ?
The 20 000€ will allow us to sustain the total budget for the game production.
The money will be used for :
- Graphic design ;
- Technical development ;
- Content conception ;
- Piloting ;
- Game design ;
- Debugging ;
- KissKissBankBank fees.
What about if we raise more than 20 000€ ?
If the target amount is exceeded, we will be able to develop more functions in the game.
As far as the rewards are concerned, we want you to leave this adventure not with a "gadget" but with a real souvenir : a part of the project you actually supported which couldn't have been possible without you. That's the real interest of rewards.
But there is more !
Added to souvenirs, we can offer you a tax deduction (Starting from 5 € donation and only available in France).
That's an opportunity for you to decrease your income tax (Up to 20 % of your taxable revenu).
The tax deduction is a reduction from your income tax. It allows you to save money from your taxes and the actual cost is way less than the displayed one.
Individuals dispose of a 66 % tax deduction of their donation amount.
For instance :
If you donate 100 € for the "Défi de la Création", you will actually pay 34 € after tax deduction. You could deduct 66 €.
Rewards' visual are non-contractual.