Description

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.

% NINE CHAPTERS

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.

% EIGHT NEW EPILOGUE CHAPTERS

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.

% PERFECT GAMEPLAY

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.

% HYPNOTIC AUDIO

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.

% FULLY FEATURED

- 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.

% ABOUT KUMOBIUS

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.

% ABOUT TIM SHIEL

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.

% SUPPORT

Say hello@kumobius.com we’d love to hear from you! And follow us on Twitter: @kumobius

What's New

Version 3.12

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Editors' Notes

So much more than a simple action game, Duet elevates the act of dodging falling blocks into something captivating, beautiful, even profound. A stirring soundtrack and striking visuals almost guarantee you’ll lose yourself in each stage, and as you learn the patterns and find yourself avoiding obstacles by sheer instinct, you’ll feel an overwhelming surge of triumph.

OMG

HarryG7227

Now I know this will be the longest review I have ever written. This is easily worth the small cost of buying it, and people should buy it because the makers of this game deserve the money. The concentration and skill required to be successful at this game is mind blowing. The combination of the visuals in the background and the soothing sound effects make this just about the best game I have ever played. Also, the sense of achievement if you can complete this game is outstanding, although the fun never stops as there is endless mode for you. If the visuals mess with your mind then you can turn them off but they are a crucial part of the game. It really changes the way you think about many things. Worth a lot more than 5 stars but that and my praise is the most I can give this incredible game.
(Just an addition, more levels will always be greeted with extreme enthusiasm in an update.)

Satisfyingly challenging!

Smish Plapple

As hard as this game gets at the end, and as much as I died on those last levels, I still found myself trying over and over and over again until I finally managed to finish. It's the type of game where even though you keep failing miserably, you unexplainably keep telling yourself that you're really good at it and that you'll complete it at any moment (Which is NOT the case!).

The gameplay is very similar to the app 'Pivvot'. Except with 'Duet' there are TWO circles that you have to manoeuvre!
One of the main features that stands out in this game is that it leaves a mark wherever you die. Perhaps to warn you about a difficult bit coming up, or even just to taunt you! Nonetheless, it makes it all that more satisfying when you finish a level that has been completely coated in areas where you've died beforehand.

Everything felt very fluent and polished. The aesthetics are gorgeous, and the soundtrack is perfect. I have to say, the entire theme of the game was oddly hypnotising...
Perhaps that's why I could never stop playing it!

One thing I might suggest, is that it should remember where you've died after you've exited a level. It was irritating when I left a level for just a moment, only to find that it had completely reset afterwards.

In-App Purchases

Encore Chapters

Open your mind with new 'Encore' chapters.

£0.99

Information

Seller
Kumobius Pty Ltd
Size
89.3 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Languages
English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2013 Kumobius Pty Ltd
Price
£2.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Encore Chapters £0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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