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  • Publisher: Kumobius
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 64.5 MB
  • Version: 3.12
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.9 (8)
App 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.


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 thats 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 & Beans Quest. We call Duet a Hex-like in honour of Terry Cavanaghs 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.


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

copaeci's comments:

Out at my country now, cost $2.99 no IAP
10-09-2013, 08:01 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,519
This game looks pretty awesome.

10-09-2013, 08:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over the Rainbow
Posts: 3,569
By the developers of Bean's Quest and Time Surfer. Need I say more?
10-09-2013, 08:22 PM
This is out tonight too!!!!!!

Holy shit, this is the most expensive Wednesday for me in a long time. Monster Adventures, Type:Rider, Cavorite 3, Duet...
10-09-2013, 10:17 PM

And come on, the app has to be titled "Duet Game" rather than "Duet". I liked the minimal single word title!
10-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Played the first stage so far. It's excellent. Reminiscent of Pivvot but even more minimalist and has a Thomas Was Alone vibe due to a slight narrative thread. The controls are tight and the concept works perfectly. The last wave of stage one has killed me several times so I can't wait to see what awaits in later stages. And there's an endless mode as well

Last edited by Bronxsta; 10-09-2013 at 10:31 PM.
10-09-2013, 10:45 PM
Game Impressions

10-09-2013, 10:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: The rainbow-fuelled nightmare of my mind
Posts: 2,670
Well, this looks pretty sweet
10-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,519
Awesome game, get it!!!
10-09-2013, 10:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Good game. Not quite as visceral as Super Hexagon, but if the genre/play style is up your alley you'll still want this. Top notch technically/aesthetically.