DUAL – a game about computation
By Sam Wander
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
DUAL is a uniquely strategic two-player game about sequential thinking and logic.
One player tries to connect four white circles on the board, while the other attempts to connect four black squares.
To transform shapes players build a sequence of conditions and actions – it's a lot like programming, but without code. In fact, it was designed to introduce players to basic programming concepts.
What's New in Version 1.1
– Original music by Maria Usbeck
– Improved onboarding
– Bug fixes
Great game with 2 flaws
I've been wanting a game like this for a long time. The gameplay and game design are lovely. However, I have two complaints:
1) I cannot rotate my iPad upside down to play the game. This means the charging cable is awkwardly jammed into the table or my lap as I play. Makes playing the game significantly less enjoyable.
2) I'm a geeky nerd and I find the instructions confusing. There's no way I could show this game to anyone except programmers and have them understand how to play. I could use a better explanation about what each selector option does.