Elegant and minimal, Duet asks players simply to navigate two orbiting spheres past an increasingly complex maze of falling obstacles. As the difficulty increases, the tension mounts, and a peculiar narrative unfolds.
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Very Positive (191 reviews) - 96% of the 191 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 3, 2015

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“I’ve been more frustrated by Duet than by any other game this year; on the flip side, few other games are as fun when you succeed. The game has a clever premise: instead of controlling one character, you control two—little dots that are linked together, occupying opposite spots on a single circle. Move a character right, and the other moves left.”
The New Yorker

“Duet is a game of few parts, but each one of those parts fits perfectly with the rest. It feels as designed as a raindrop, and just as perfect.”

“Duet does what the best video games do. It introduces an abstract idea, a fabricated set of simple systems, then it gives you a set of meaningless obstacles to overcome using those systems. But somewhere — in-between those two ideas — a weird magic trick. I am finding it very difficult to stop playing Duet because playing Duet feels really, really good.”
Kotaku Australia

About This Game

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 -- that is Duet.


With air tight controls and gameplay tuned to perfection, Duet provides the perfect balance between challenge and pure gaming satisfaction. Turn left and right to twist your vessels and avoid everything in your path. Remember: even that which begins simple can end complex.

Nine Story Chapters

Experience nine chapters of deceptive narrative and nerve-twisting gameplay. Replay any stage to perfect your movements and unlock over 50 achievements. This is a game that will test you.

Eight Epilogue Chapters

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

Challenges, Encore, and more!

Still can’t get enough Duet?

  • Discover even more mind-bending challenges with the Encore Chapters.
  • Compete on the leaderboards in the Endless Mode, Epliogue Endless Mode and Encore Endless Mode.
  • Hone your reflexes with the Speed Run Mode.

Hypnotic Audio

An outstanding handcrafted soundtrack by Melbourne composer and Gotye multi-instrumentalist Tim Shiel. Eighteen 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.

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.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista or Newer
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • OS: MacOS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • OS: 64-bit Linux Required
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Not my normal choice of a game but holy crap. The music and background are hypnotising. Simplictic and fun id rate it a 10/10 and put it on a must buy list
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
There's a fine line between hypnotic and pretentious.

Duet is the most fun I had with a game in years. It hits the right balance between challenging and relaxing. Visually simple it's still very pleasing to the eye and does give you just enough context beyond the bare gameplay mechanics to keep you engaged. The gameplay keeps evolving from chapter to chapter so you don't get complacent and the soothing soundtrack is almost mesmerizing.

Duet might not be for everyone but I enjoyed it immensely. It made me think about other abstract games in recent years like lovely planet, thomas was alone or older games like Rez or Vib Ribbon that sometimes border on pretentious but are at least attempts at creating a gaming world filled with more than angry football players bouncing around with rocket launchers or angry wrestlers swinging axes at other angry wrestlers with green skin. I think diversity adds spice to entertainment and the odd little indie title wouldn't fly as well without the braindead arm chair general masturbation fantasy, but i would love to conduct an experiment (if I can go off-topic in this review which no one will ever read): ban graphically violent games for two years, not because media violence is harmful to the youth but because it's become so boring, and force developers to find new ways to entertain us. Force them to be clever. Wouldn't that be fascinating?
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
This game.. Just...

its.. just...


as a minimal Lover, this game is flowy like flow & zeo
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 1

Nice idea, good game. I suggest you to finish a fighter-pilot and an anger management training first. Then you will have the chance... to not smash your controller into your screen after 5 minutes.

This game will make you affably mad.

Bonus: Free OST.

The game stores the soundtrack in .ogg format ( ...\Steam\steamapps\common\Duet\Media\Music\ ), therefore we can enjoy the great music in itself as well.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
"Difficult"and "Rogue" should be added to the game's tags.

Duet only requires you to move left and right to progress, but as you can see it's a hell of a lot easier said than done.

This game has a soothing soundtrack, but it may actually dull your reaction time if you attempt play this while relaxing. I wouldn't recommend you try to play this at the end of your day. You'll go to bed taking a purple jab.

The replay value is up there-you can get "Perfection" on each level, which is achieved by not dying at all. There are also challenges that you can complete that challenge you to best your previous completion time.

Take into mind the quote by Albert Einstein that the narrator reiterrates, "Repeating the same action but expecting new results is a sign of madness."
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
I have played it on mobile.. and enjoyed it.
I play it on Steam.. and I love and hate it at the same time.
Its so hard.. like Dark Souls... but in mini edition.. and with 2 little spheres..
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
This game treads the line between puzzle and reflex-based gameplay. The gameplay is entirely skill, so any time you get sent back to the beginning of the level, it's on you. The difficulty ramps up a little bit slowly for my liking, but once you beat Story mode, you have the freedom to play some really tough levels. On the subject of Story mode, it may look a little short the first time you fire up the game. Make no mistake - it is, but that's not what you're here for. All of Story mode is essentially a tutorial for the Epilogue, Challenge mode, Encore mode, and speedrun mode.

As a speedrunner, I feel it necessary to comment a bit more on this game's speedrun mode. In this game, speedrun mode takes you through your choice of Story, Epilogue, or Encore, and you set the pace. You get to adjust what speed you play the game at on the fly. This means you can crank it up to 200% and blast through levels you're comfortable with, and perhaps even drop it down to 100% on levels you'd rather just get out of the way. The timer keeps going if you have to restart a level, after all. I'd like to believe this means no two speedruns will look the same, but I can't say for sure.

The art isn't flashy or mind-blowing, but it is absolutely fitting for what the game is. The music, on the other hand, is excellent in my opinion. It's definitely fitting, and while it's not crazy enough to be distracting, it's still good enough that I'd enjoy listening to it while not playing the game. In fact, getting to hear the next chapter's music felt like as much of a reward as actually getting good enough to beat each chapter.

Overall, I'd recommend this game, especially at a discount. As a side note, if you've played and enjoyed the game 140, I think you'd really enjoy Duet. If you enjoy Duet, you'd probably like 140 too.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
A marvellous and inspiring little game with a minimalistic feel and Amazing atmospheric music, i finished the main story (incl. most of the epilogue) in one sitting, the game is very very FUN to play and you want to keep playing and trying to make it even more when you fail. One of the main things i loved was the psychological concept of the game and the voice that reveals its thoughts on every stage, sections of the game are built around the idea of the stages of grief and tying these concepts with the gameplay and also making you wonder about them based on your reaction in game and in real life too. Overall awesome title, im glad it was finally released on Steam.

For anyone willing to try a super fun puzzle game that has great ambient music and a great sense of depth --- this is the game you MUST play
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
Clean-cut, minimalistic gameplay. Hard, but simple. It's a really addicting flawless port.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: October 9
Fun, but difficult and infuriating.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 8
Played it on Windows tablet (low spec, it ran smoothly). Interesting little game, inovative controls, best play with a friend so that frustration over it's difficulty is offset by watching him fail as well. 3:-)
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
cool game for the money. Will test your memory and its fairly fast paced, requires some decent reflexes
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6.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
technical problems (the pc version is less smooth than the ipad version, despite i7 cpu and gtx card).

Buy the iOS version!
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Herr Schnitzel
13.3 hrs
Posted: September 13
the game does what it does best
buy it
it's good
pinky promise
don't hate and donate
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2.8 hrs
Posted: September 2
The game has a nice concept and a deep story. Worth it's price.
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