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Duet Game

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New “Encore Chapters” available now as a separate purchase. Experience 5 new chapters with new game features, narrative, vocals and music tracks!

Enter a mesmerising trance of co-dependence in Duet. The rules are simple: control two vessels in sync, survive against all odds and keep calm.

Best, Most Elegant iPhone Games of the Year 2013 - The New Yorker
Grand Prize Winner, Best Action, Best Audio - Intel Level Up
Best Design, Best Audio - Australian Game Developer Awards
Best Design - IGF China
PAX 10 & PAX East Indie Showcase Selection
Mobile Game of the Year 2013 - Kotaku
4.5/5 - Touch Arcade
4.5/5 - 148 Apps
4.5/5 - App Smile

"...few other games are as fun when you succeed." -- The New Yorker

"It feels as designed as a raindrop, and just as perfect." -- Ben Kuchera, Polygon

"Duet does what the best video games do." -- Kotaku

"Highly Recommended." -- Penny Arcade Report

"Duet looks hard as nails. And I love it." -- Touch Arcade

"Duet is a must-have." -- 148 Apps

"Shiel's soundtrack ... is as innovative as the game it scores." -- Jake Cleland, The Vine

"Your eyes, ears, and thumbs were built to perform this Duet together." -- Indie Games

"...Duet's plaintive and melancholic aesthetic imbues it with a sense of the profound." -- CVG

"But while the aesthetic of Duet is familiar, the gameplay is all new." -- Pocket Gamer

"It is fantastic." -- Tim Rogers

"Duet on iOS. Instant love. Instant." -- Mark Serrels

Your survival is dependent on protecting two vessels - they are devices in sync, a dance and song between two entities tethered together in symbiosis. Feel edge of your seat terror where the world around you becomes quiet and numb as all that matters is the game living between your palms -- that is Duet.


Experience nine chapters of deceptive narrative and nerve-twisting gameplay. Unlock the bonus Survival chapter for endless score chasing delight. Replay any stage to perfect your movements and unlock over 25 Game Center achievements. This is a game that will test you.


Explore a whole new narrative with all-new game mechanics in our new “epilogue” to Duet. Including over 40 new stages, new narrative and new remix tracks. You will need a new state of mind to complete this experience.


With air tight controls and gameplay that’s tuned to perfection Duet provides the perfect balance between challenge and pure gaming satisfaction. Touch either side of the screen to twist your vessels and avoid everything in your path. Remember: even that which begins simple can end complex.


An outstanding handcrafted soundtrack by Melbourne composer and Gotye multi-instrumentalist Tim Shiel. Nine unique and mesmerizingly beautiful compositions ensure an immersive experience for you at every step of your journey, complemented by full in-game vocal narration by Jojo Petrina.


- Full iCloud support - sync your progress across all your devices.
- Universal App - play on your new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini.
- Compete with Game Center on the leaderboards.


Selected for the Indie Showcase at PAX Aus and a finalist in both Game Design and Audio for the Freeplay Festival. This is another award-winning title from the team behind Time Surfer & Bean’s Quest. We call Duet a “Hex-like” in honour of Terry Cavanagh’s contribution to the medium of games and exploration of genres.


Tim Shiel is a composer/producer based in Melbourne. Tim is known to some as Faux Pas, the moniker under which he released a steady stream of constantly shifting electronic music for many years. He is also known for his work as a broadcaster at Melbourne independent radio station 3RRR FM, and for his recent role as multi-instrumentalist in Gotye's live band.


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What's New in Version 3.0

Thank you to all our fans who purchased and fell in love with Duet.

This update includes a new “Encore Mode” available now as a separate purchase.

In the future our updates will be a mix of free challenges and separately purchased content to enable us to continue to deliver updates to Duet. Remember, you can contact us via this email:

“Encore” includes:
- 30 new incredible stages & new narrative.
- Two new game changing mechanics that will expand your mind.
- Jojo Petrina returns to voice this new narrative.
- All-new music from composer Tim Shiel.

Get ready to open your mind again with Encore.


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Customer Reviews

It's app the week right now, so get it!

When browsing through App Store every once in a while, I came upon Duet. This was a long time ago, probably about a year. It cost $2 then, and I wasn't really allowed to spend any money, so I vowed that one day I would get because it looked like a great game. Then, recently I saw that it was app of the week. I got really excited and installed it immediately. At first, when I started playing it, the controls seemed completely different from anything else I had ever played. I failed countless times at the beginning, but after a while I got the hang of it. I slowly progressed through the rest of the levels in the story section. I knew it was going to take me a while to finish the entire game with challenge, epilogue, and encore. By the end of the first day, I had gotten half-way through story, and I thought I was doing okay. The spinning blocks were fun to figure out, and the music in depression almost made me want to give up. The disappearing blocks in acceptance were a surprise.
If you're still hesitating, it's only free for probably only a little while more, but until then, there's nothing too lose!

I'll give it a calm 5 stars- I'm not Raving

I got this game as a Starbucks free game of the week card over 365 days ago. I played it, liked it, found it very difficult, then left it alone the majority of Twenty-14, but the maxims did resonate with me… This game is very well made, and I like the spiritual and mental philosophies and maxims that it slides in (I'm sure many people deny that part of the game; eg.,"…but where do you end, and others begin?") I like the electronica music, too! The daily challenge and the constant addition if variations, wound up reeling me back in, and now I've been playing it a lot more. Even so, I don't feel OVERLY enamored of this game the way a lot of other people have expressed. I just appreciate the developers' evident acknowledgement of the repetition of the game, and the possibility of that becoming mundane, and they did something about that. The Encore in-app purchase is a further exhilarating step toward that intention! It is worth it! It's just too bad there are some people out there who complain about in-app purchases, rather than simply CHOOSE not to but it, and keep their grievances to themselves.

Duet is a Change... Embrace It!

I've played quite a few abstract and bizarre puzzle/indie games in my life, but none have ever resonated so much with me in the way Duet does. Duet's concept seems simple enough. Just guide blue and red through the course. And for the most part, it is that simple. But the obstacles are, while simple, thought of and come at you in refreshing ways. You'll have to really think on the fly, while at the same time you must remain calm. When you do fail a certain wave, you'll get to try it again, and when you get to the point you failed, a splash of red or blue will remain on the obstacle as it comes down, which to me is just beautiful thinking. Jojo Petrina lends her voice to an already amazing game, and it complements the game quite perfectly with her tone. Tim Shiel injected his talent into the soundtrack of Duet, making this an acoustic experience as well. Overall, the game is well designed and very satisfying. There's a level of replayability and buying the Encore pack is something I'd do in a heartbeat. I give this game nothing short of 5 stars.

Duet Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 58.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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