Photo: Kristen Ankiewicz

What is DDI?
Dance Dance Immolation is an adaptation of the popular arcade video game Dance Dance Revolution, but with fire! Basically, you play DDR; when you do well, the computer shoots big propane blasts up into the air. When you do poorly, it shoots you in the face with flamethrowers. Yes, you, as in your actual body. And yes, flamethrowers, like the kind that are on fire.

Wait, what’s “Dance Dance Revolution”?
It’s that game all the kids play, where you dance around on the big square pads with the arrows. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you might want to check out the About DDR page at DDRFreak, or the relevant Wikipedia article.

Is it dangerous?
Before you play, you’ll put on a full aluminized proximity suit with a forced-air respirator, gloves, fireproof hood, the whole bit. These are the suits that are used for fighting fires at airports. So, as you can see, it’s completely safe!

We’re taking a whole bunch more safety precautions too. For the gritty details, check out our complete fire safety plan.

That sounds awesome! Where can I play?
DDI runs a few times a year at various events in the Bay Area and around the world. Check our events calendar for the next run, or get on our announcement mailing list to get notifications via email.

I’m having an event, and I want DDI there!
Great! We’d love to talk to you. Please contact us with some details about your event, and we’ll figure out how to make it happen!

Didn’t you guys get a grant from BORG2?
Yes, we did! And we’re extremely grateful! For those who don’t know, BORG2 members voted to give us the Pile O’ Pennies grant on the basis of a short DF1LM proposal. In the end it only covered a small part of our budget, but it was the kick we needed to get the project started (and we still have a little bucket of pennies left that we use for a doorstop). Thanks, BORG2!

How does fire work?
Your best bet for this one is to read the Wikipedia article.