A Dance of Fire and Ice is a strict rhythm game. Keep your focus as you guide two orbiting planets along a winding path without breaking their perfect equilibrium.
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Release Date:
Jan 24, 2019

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By Ѕtеам 250 January 27

“A Dance of Fire and Ice was a member of the Hidden Gems until February 10th, 2019.”

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May 3

Custom Level Editor Added!

Hello! It's been a little while, but we've been pretty busy working on new versions and features for the game. First of all, the game now has a level editor! We know there's been a lot of requests for the ability to make your own custom levels of any song you want, so now you can.

Aside from that, you can now find the game on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store! The iPhone and Android versions have been adjusted to match the art of the Steam version. Have fun!

Version 1.1.3 Patch Notes
We've implemented a few changes and tweaks to the game, mostly for optimization. Here's a list of them:

  • Custom Level Editor: You can now upload a .mp3 or .ogg file and create your own level for it. You can find the editor by moving to the left on the Level Select menu. We wanted to create a simple and intuitive system, so you can create the shape of the track really quickly using your keyboard. Saving your level will save it as a .adofai file, which you can share with friends. We look forward to seeing what people can do with our game mechanics!
  • Play Custom Levels: If you'd like to play a custom level that someone else has made, download their .adofai file along with the audio file in the same folder, and then open the .adofai file using the in-game Custom Level Editor. Now you can play it yourself!

  • Visual changes: We've remastered and re-optimized some of our visual assets. Most of the changes are small, but they're most notable in the level 1-X.
  • Adjusted audio issue on level 4-1.

  • Minor bug fixes and adjustments.


Due to the expanded scope of the game, especially supporting the Level Editor and playable custom levels, we are increasing the price on Steam to be $3.99 USD. We feel that this is a better match for the size of the game. The change will occur on Friday, May 10th. You can still get the game this week, before then, at the old price. Thank you for understanding!

Now that we've finished these graphics remasters and released the level editor, we can focus on working on free additional levels. We've got a few ideas in mind, so thank you for your patience as we finish the levels! And thanks again for all the very kind Steam reviews, it means a lot to us.

We will update you on here and on our Twitter/Discord when the first additional world is added to the game. You can also hang out with the 2000+ members of our Discord, and see what levels they've come up with using the Custom Level Editor. And if you encounter any bugs, let us know!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adofai
Discord: https://discord.gg/rhythmdr

Thank you for enjoying our game!
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February 7

ADOFAI OST Published!

Hello! It's been about two weeks since launch now. Thank you so much for all the purchases, suggestions and reviews of the game! We read all of them and they make our day. Especially appreciate your time in leaving a review, we know it takes time to write but it keeps the game alive enough for us to keep working on new levels for you.

Version 1.0.4 Patch Notes
Through the weeks we've been receiving and implementing little changes based on your feedback. Here's a list of them:

  • New tutorials in world 3, 6 and B (thanks Samario for suggestion).
  • 3-X is more compact, for more fun without losing difficulty (thanks Weesterner for indirect suggestion)
  • VSync feature added (thanks d e a t h)
  • "New Best" is shown when you set a new highest % complete
  • Pure Perfect messages added
  • Portuguese language support added! (thanks Gordo!)
  • some secret stuff
  • Slight shadow added to "% Complete" text for clarity
  • Reduced flashing throughout the game
  • PrintScreen is no longer a valid input (thanks Nitro for suggestion)
  • Planets not exploding correctly
  • Some PCs ran the game without a visible window. Solution if you still have the problem, is to run in windowed mode at first, and it should fix it permanently after.

We've just released our soundtrack! It includes the 7 main tracks of the game. It also includes a few bonus things, including a thank-you, a set of "tips and tricks" maps (think of it as borrowing a Strategy Guide from your neighbor), and a little secret hidden within the files.

You can find and purchase the OST here!

Also available on Bandcamp for streaming or purchase.

To fellow music theory people: here's a breakdown we wrote of the rhythm theory behind the game.

Are you a musician? If you're interested in making a unique level for the game for money, please get in touch via this email: fizzd at 7thbe.at! We're looking for levels that explore different shapes than what's already in the game.

Level Editor! New levels! We aim to release a new update at the end of each month, whether its a new level or level editor prototypes. We'll confirm them when we can. New level when 30% of you beat the game just kidding
The best places to follow us for updates are either on Twitter or our Discord! Our Discord server includes over 1,500 active members and is a great place to hang out and discuss our two rhythm games. Plus you can brag about beating Pulse.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RhythmDrGame
Discord: https://discord.gg/rhythmdr

We will continue to post Steam Announcements here throughout the months as we add new content and fixes. See you at the end of the month!
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Free Demo

You can play a free online version here if you're not sure if this is for you! If you've played the Rhythm Heaven series - the timing is about as strict as that.

About This Game

A Dance of Fire and Ice is a simple one-button rhythm game.

Press on every beat of the music to move in a line.

Every pattern has its own rhythm to it. It can get difficult. This game is purely based on rhythm, so use your ears more than your sight.

Note that it is quite strict and unforgiving, so please play the online version here if you're not sure if this is for you! If you've played the Rhythm Heaven series - this is about as strict as that.

  • Explore the cosmos: Soar through each genre of music in a variety of colorful fantasy landscapes.
  • Predict every moment: With a track that shows you every rhythm ahead of time, you’ll learn to sight-read levels as they come. No tricks, and nothing is reaction-based.
  • Play new levels for free: Tackle new songs and new rhythms as we expand the game with free level patches over the coming months.
  • Calibrate your experience: Manually adjust your calibration on-the-fly, or use our auto-calibration method. The game is precisely timed, and you won’t experience any slow desync over time like you might with other music-based twitch games. (We’re musicians and off-sync games hurt us.)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: macOS 10.11
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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