Juke Town is the first game based on Chicago’s unparalleled footwork culture. The game enables its members to interact through social networking, music, parties, and footwork dance battles, simulating a real life community. The game unifies footworkers, producers, DJ’s, and fans through an online multiplayer experience in an immersive 3D world.
Juke Town is a third person, online multiplayer game where characters can footwork, socialize, and complete missions. In Juke Town, your character will host events and participate in footwork battles. Players can chat and battle friends or rivals online. You’ll connect with players to gain popularity and perform tasks to earn Juke Bucks, the currency of Juke Town, which can be used to purchase merchandise, place bets on footwork battles, and much more.
- Choose from four character roles: footworker, producer, DJ, and citizen
- Create and join producer, DJ, and Footwork groups
- Participate in and host Footwork battles, competitions, and tournaments
- Battle to earn Juke Bucks, gain street cred, and level-up
- Customize your character to fit your style
Founded in 2011 by Akeem Pennicooke, Hemiogenic Studios is a digital entertainment company that delivers games for Windows, Mac, console, and mobile platforms. Hemiogenic Studios has worked on titles such as Street Boy, Oramo Omaro & Juke Town.
Akeem Pennicooke is a filmmaker and game designer from Montego Bay, Jamaica. In 2015, Akeem filmed and directed Footwurk: The Legacy, a short film that explores Footwork’s impact on Chicago’s impoverished communities. Juke Town was inspired by Footwurk: The Legacy.
Juke Town was inspired by Footwurk The Legacy, a short film by Akeem Pennicooke that explores footwork’s impact on Chicago’s impoverished communities. As a game-designer and lover of footwork culture, Pennicooke wanted to pair footwork with a new medium and create a video game for footworkers to enjoy. Many people in the footwork community have wanted a video game for years. We’re working with Chicago footworkers to make that dream a reality.
DEVELOPER & PUBLISHER
Developer: Hemiogenic Studios (Akeem Pennicooke)
Windows | Mac | Playstation | Xbox | Mobile
Social, Action-adventure, Battle-Arena
Social, Free roam, Dance Battle, Online Multiplayer
Fall 2018 – Fall 2019
akeempennicooke [at] gmail [dot] com
akeem [at] hemiogenicstudios [dot] com