It's called The Rocky Horror Show: Touch Me, and it's the passion project of a couple of lifelong Rocky Horror fans and veteran game developers. The game will be a free-to-play dance game on mobile devices, with elements from the rhythm action genre. It's funding on Kickstarter right now, with more than 220 backers already shivering with antici...
Rocky Horror has always been interactive — with its cult status and live theatre shows winning it the record of being the longest running movie in history. This isn't the first time it's been made into a game, either, but the most recent attempt was all the way back in 1999 and the game that resulted was dull even when it was first released.
Touch Me is a new project from game industry veterans and Rocky Horror fans Ella Romanos and Oscar Clark, who formed a new studio called Rocket Lolly Games just to bring Rocky Horror to the small (touch) screen. The game is more about creating than repeating a set of moves as you would get in most rhythm games, though you can share your completed dances with friends to try and challenge their prowess. The creators have said that they want the game to feel like you're actually dancing with your fingers, a concept which some rhythm games are able to nail better than others.
Because it's a mobile game there will of course be unlockables — outfits, stage sets, songs, characters, anything you can imagine to create your dances from. Rest assured that this isn't a tie-in for the questionable RHPS remake that's currently in the works, however. Ella and Oscar's project is pure, classic Rocky Horror through and through.
The Kickstarter campaign has already raised $29,328 of a $35,000 goal with six days to go at the time of writing — which is pretty impressive considering that the released game is going to be free-to-play. That means that the game's current backers are putting their money in just for the chance to play the game a little earlier, help our on its development or at most net themselves a bit of extra DLC.
The Rocky Horror Show: Touch Me is due for a 2017 release on iOS and Android.