Not a dancing game! A chill, relaxing Indie adventure game. Roam around different islands helping out the villagers and animals. Rescue the islands from catastrophes with different collected tools, trade resources for upgrades and solve simple mysteries.
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Dec 25, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are releasing the game in it's Beta stage so that we can polish the game balance, flow and the game experience itself to an even more higher level. We are committed in deepening the experience by adding more side quests and further content.
We very much are hoping that the early access players would suggest new features and things we might've not thought about to give the ultimate experience and develop this game to what the community would like it to turn into.

The game has been tested with a closed group, but there might still be bugs we have missed and which we want to smooth out but it is always important to hear fresh suggestions from larger crowd that come from various gaming backgrounds.

We really want to make the game as good as we can. We know there might be much more to work on but before going too far, would love to connect with the players and give them the possibility to steer us into the right direction.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“From few months to a year, depending on the complexity of the possible new feature requests. And even then we are planning to constantly add more content for existing players as a token of gratitude for the players who support us already at this earlier stage. We have the needed resources and financing to do this.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be the same core gameplay with some additions : There is a roadmap for more collectibles, level updates, skills, more interaction with the resources and NPC's, side quests etc. Basically deepening the experience even further with more challenges and generally more to do.

We are also toying with possible voice actor additions for dialogues, depending on the more general feedback.

We believe in "stretchy" game development where we keep on working on the good that is well liked rather than just providing game as-is with "take it or leave it-attitude. We want to hear out from the players what ticks in the game and what we should continue with.

We see the development of this game as a long process and are fortunate that we have the resources to continue the game development for longer time vs. normal indie studios that are vulnerable and often forced to quit after launching.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The major features stated in the About Section are in place: the player is able to roam around different islands, help local NPCs and animals, collect resources to upgrade their tools by trading with NPCs. Upgraded tools can better keep the islands from falling into the mysterious catastrophic states. Dialogue with NPCs will be richened and more side quests and stories implemented.
There are levels and things to explore for couple of hours of gameplay already.
Graphic performance might still need some polishing and updating in places. There is still also optimisation to do to make the game run on lower-end systems but the game does work on fairly general systems with a bit lower fps. We are aiming to bring the fps up as well in the coming versions.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will go through some increases in price along the way as we update the game. This is because we feel there might be lot of content coming in the future and want to give easier access at this stage to players for the game for lower price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are serious about involving the community in the direction of the game. The early access version has a Discord link to join Dancing Pandas Discord community right in the main menu of the game. On our Discord players can throw in ideas, discuss features, give suggestions and troubleshoot with the developers.
We would love to hear comments about any possible new features or ideas and fixes for the game. The simpler they are, the more possible it is they might end up in the game of course. Our indie team is fortunately having resources to scale where needed but even we are limited to a point so features that are practical to implement and support the main game core and would be fun for the player will be prioritized.”
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About This Game

PLEASE NOTE : We are a small indie studio releasing this game as Early Access : This means there will be bugs and a possibility that you will lose your saved game progress between Early Access updates - BUT at the same time you are benefiting from an early adopter discount!
AND you are able to influence us on the coming features.

A relaxing, beautiful indie adventure game about discovering natural scenery, helping out others and rescuing animals from the looming jeopardy. We want this game to be the one to jump into when you just want to calm down, rewind and feel good.

See more about the releases on the Community Hub!


IF you are not sure you want to PURCHASE the game yet, you can also join our limited PLAY TEST where you receive the game for FREE in exchange for play testing the newest versions before they are published AND earn rewards for testing! Request for play testing above or here :
OR if you'd rather wait, do WISHLIST and FOLLOW to be sure to be notified when we launch the final game!


The idea of the game is that you are able to roam around different islands, help the troubled villages and their inhabitants in various ways, collect resources to upgrade your tools by trading with NPCs so that you can keep the islands from falling into the different mysterious catastrophic states. More trade-able resources area added to the game as we go.

Helping others can mean anything from rescuing hedgehogs in distress, move fishes back to water or bringing lost ducklings to their mother.


We have laid out a clear story in our heads which we will slowly reveal throughout the updates. As there will be linear story elements in the game, the game can also be enjoyed without the story thanks to the dynamic development of the game loop.


There are four different tools in the game : a shovel, an axe, a bowl and a pickaxe. Each tool has its own special use. For example with an axe you can chop wood and throw the resulting logs into fire to help warm the nearby NPC's and animals.
The tools also upgradeable into different states by trading with other pandas. Different upgrades mean the tool is usable with even more objects in the game.


  • The game doesn't contain any violence, so it is great for all ages. The time is not ticking, you are not in a hurry.

  • The game works well with keyboard + mouse combo or with an Xbox Controller. Steam Deck will also be supported.

  • If you are into games such as The Breath of the Wild or Animal Crossing, you might enjoy the ambience of Dancing Pandas!


Even though we are a small indie studio, we are not a struggling one and the game will be finished. We are offering you a first-hand opportunity to pre-purchase the game for cheap and to influence us on the direction of the game : whether it'd be new skills for our panda/bird companion, new NPC's, their personalities, names or even just funny dances moves.

We are constantly developing with a team of 6 artists, animators and developers.

See our next milestones on our roadmap glimpsie :


Any support helps and Wishlisting is a big thing for us, thank you!
After Purchasing or Wishlisting the game, do drop us a line at the discussion boards or join our Discord for all that exclusiveness <3 <3 <3


Apply here :
Playtesters get the game free + earn rewards as a thank you.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or SteamOS on Steam Deck
    • Processor: +2 GHZ dual core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Steam Deck is also somewhat supported
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Steam Deck is also somewhat supported

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