How Floor Kids translates breakdancing into game design

Two of the creative minds behind Floor Kids sat down with Gamasutra to talk about how they got into game development.

Floor Kids isn't like a lot of other games that have found success on the Nintendo Switch. It's a rhythm game but doesn't need the player to hit all the beats, it has freestyle dance moves but also encourages players to build combos. It's a game about the world of breakdancing, and it's made in part by two artists who lived in the world of music before they became game designers. 

Today over on the Gamasutra Twitch channel, we got to talk with DJ/musician Kid Koala and artist/animator JonJon about their experience teaming up as artists and finding a game design team that could bring their vision of a b-boy/b-girl game to life. It's a story about animation & music inspiring each other, about translating mobile game mechanics to the Nintendo Switch, and about finding collaborators who spoke their language even while coming from different backgrounds. 

For your convenience, we've embedded our conversation with the duo up at the top of this article. If it's a chat that catches your interest, be sure to follow the Gamasutra Twitch channel for more great developer interviews!

Latest Jobs

Manticore Games

San Mateo, California
Senior Software Engineer - Mobile

Sony PlayStation

San Diego, California
Sr. Online Programmer

The Walt Disney Company

Glendale, California
Associate Marketing Manager - Walt Disney Games

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
Accessibility Design Researcher
More Jobs   


Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter


Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more