Duet Game 4+

Hypnotic Trance Experience

Kumobius

Designed for iPad

    • £2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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 4.2

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 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.

Emrrrys ,

Experienced Gamer, Musician and Writer.

This game is quite simply a masterpiece. Original in all the ways that matter. Fluid, responsive controls, challenging and extremely rewarding gameplay. The music is unique, evolving in such interesting and exciting ways; and is up there in my top ten game soundtracks. The superb, emotive voice acting completes the picture of a game that knows what it is, and does one thing to absolute perfection.

The progression of gameplay to ideas in this game feels a lot like therapeutic breakthroughs.

In fact I played this during some of the darkest moments of my life and I found it to be extremely useful therapeutically. Learning through gaming is already a known entity, so why not therapy, or self help?

That I keep coming back to Duet through the years, and on many different devices, is a testament to how astounding this game is, and what a profound effect it has had on me, and how I think about games, story telling and therapy.

Thank you to all of Kumobius, to Tim Shiel and to Jojo Petrine. For making a timeless classic, pushing the boundaries of what games can be, and showcasing the absolute pinnacle of storytelling, music and voice acting in games.

Z3CHBL4DE ,

Editor, different colours

Hello, I think it would be great if you wouldn’t just be blue and red. I think you should be able to unlock colours by completing the story, epilogue, daily and nightly challenges. Also, people might stop playing this when they beat all the levels so I think you should make a level editor and be able create your own level and search up other people’s levels.

In-App Purchases

Soliloquy Chapters
Soliloquy Chapters
Celebrate Duet with new 'Soliloquy' chapters.
£0.99
Encore Chapters
Encore Chapters
Open your mind with new 'Encore' chapters.
£0.99

App Privacy

The developer, Kumobius, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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Supports

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

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