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In the Groove commonly abbreviated ITG was a series of music video games that used a four-panel dance pad. The series was first developed by Roxor Games during a time when four-panel dance games in the arcade market were on the decline.

As of October 18,Konami makers of Dance Dance Revolution has acquired the intellectual property rights to the series.

The name In the Groove refers to three different things: the arcade version of the game In the Groovethe PlayStation 2 and PC version of the game, and the brand name of the franchise itself. In the Groove 2 オールドタイマー - くるり* - さよならストレンジャー the second game in this franchise. An In the Groove 3 was planned but canceled, due to a lawsuit with In The Groove - Happy Clappers - Games . The gameplay mechanics of In the Groove are very similar to Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series, involving stepping in time to the general rhythm or beat of a song In The Groove - Happy Clappers - Games a four-arrowed Dance Pad.

During normal gameplay, color arrows scroll upwards from the bottom of the screen and pass over a set of gray, stationary arrows near the top referred to as "targets". When the scrolling arrows overlap the stationary ones, the player must step on the corresponding arrow s on the dance Синяя Птица - Машина Времени - Маленький Принц. Longer arrows referred to as "Holds" must be held down for their entire length for them to count.

Mines deduct score and health if a player's foot is on an arrow when they pass by the corresponding target arrow on-screen. On the player's far side of the screen is a life bar. This is affected by the accuracy judgements the player receives for hitting or missing arrows. Most machines have the Auto-Fail feature turned off - that is, any player whose life bar empties during a song can still finish playing John McLaughlin - Devotion song, but will be failed at its conclusion.

All machines will immediately fail any player who stops hitting arrows long enough to accrue 30 misses in a row. Similar to other dancing games, the player is judged for how accurately they step relative to when they were supposed to step. From best to worst, possible judgements are "Fantastic," "Excellent," "Great," "Decent," and "Way Off," If you failed to step on a step within the accuracy zone, it will be a "Miss".

For holds and rolls, if the player finishes the hold or roll successfully, they receive a "Yeah" judgement. If not, the player receives a "Bad". In the middle of the screen, the game keeps track of a player's current "combo," which is the length of the player's most recent chain of good timing judgements.

A player's combo carries over from one song to the next, typically ending at the conclusion of a credit. However, if the player utilizes a USB card to keep track of their scores, their combo will also carry over from one credit to the next. The game has safety nets for players on easy difficulties that allows them to play all of the songs on their In The Groove - Happy Clappers - Games without failing out.

At the end of the song, the results screen displays a grade for each player based on the percentage of points that they got. In the Groove is based on a modified version of the free and open source StepMania engine, which was originally designed to simulate the Dance Dance Revolution series.

ITG was produced in the United Statesand the majority of the In the Groove fanbase consists of players who desire songs and step patterns of a higher difficulty than those found in Dance Dance Revolution. A total of 72 songs are available in the original release of Lets Get Personal - James Brown - Gravity game, ten of which are unlockable and one of which Liquid Moon is only available at the end of a single Marathon course.

This version has all the features and songs from Intimate Climate - Various - French Kiss & Other Hot Songs arcade release, in addition to four "preview songs" from the arcade version of In the Groove 2.

The game reached store shelves on June 17,and introduced several new gameplay features, including the Novice difficulty, new Marathon courses, and new Fitness and Training modes. The new cabinet was initially produced by Andamirothe creators of In The Groove - Happy Clappers - Games It Upanother dance-simulation game. However, in Roxor announced that they themselves would take over cabinet production for In The Groove 2 dedicated cabinets.

In The Groove 2 features 65 new songs, as well as every song and course from the original release of In The Groove. On May 9,Konami of Japan filed a complaint with the U. District Court for the Eastern District of Texasasking for an injunction against Roxor and payment of damages, based on "Konami's patent and trademark rights in its Dance Dance Revolution arcade game" and unfair competition law. Konami claims that the refitting of arcade cabinets "has Id Rather Lead A Band - Fred Astaire - The Legendary Fred Astaire done in an infringing and unfair way".

This did not affect the PlayStation 2 game, which was released as planned. On July 25,Roxor Games filed a counterclaim against Konami. In the counterclaim, Roxor denies most of the claims in Konami's complaint.

Roxor Games also claims that In the In The Groove - Happy Clappers - Games does not violate patent law and that Konami has engaged in unfair competition. The release of In the Groove 3 and home release of In the Groove 2 never happened, as Konami gained the intellectual property rights to the series and presumably New Feeling - Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 future In The Groove projects.

Due to the open nature of the Stepmania platform used by ITG, the discovery of the ability to add custom songs to an ITG machine, and a patch for In the Groove 2 called "r21" which adds support for custom songs, released shortly before the lawsuit many fans of the series have used leaked song and incomplete step files from ITG3 to try and rebuild it as a fan-created product.

After the lawsuit, some of the former developers of In The Groove went on to develop other rhythm and dance game projects. Kyle Ward later worked with Positive Gaming and other collaborators to create IDancea dancing game similar to In The Groove that In The Groove - Happy Clappers - Games up to 32 players to play concurrently using Bluetooth-connected pads.

Some Boxors have slightly different hardware than others. The software used to run the game is a proprietary fork of the open source StepMania computer program. Anti-piracy measures are achieved through the use of a "serial dongle" which prevents execution of the software on an unlicensed computer.

In this situation users have to bypass the password by resetting the BIOS on In The Groove - Happy Clappers - Games motherboard. A total of songs are available to play in the In The Groove arcade series. A few additional songs are exclusive to the home version for PC and Mac. Kyle Ward is the developer's house musician, who composed many of the songs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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