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.
User reviews: Very Positive (58 reviews) - 96% of the 58 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 3, 2015

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August 5

Duet update for Aug 5, 2015

Small bug-fix update, fixes the following bugs:

  • Invert controls now only effects Tablet mode.
  • Fixed crash on exit for OBS users.
Also, there was a small problem with the trading cards which is now fixed. Trading Cards should now start dropping for all users.

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August 3

Duet is Now Available!

August is here, and so is Duet! If you have any question or comments don't forget to visit us on the Steam Community forums, or you can message us on twitter @kumobius.

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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

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
This game.. Just...

its.. just...


as a minimal Lover, this game is flowy like flow & zeo
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
"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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
You want to simple , minimal game ?

You want a challenge game ?

You want to get frustrated but at the same time you are so addicted that you have to try again ?

You want a game with nice background music and computer-ish voice actor ?

You want an easy game you can finish in 2 hours, and a crazy hard mod that has no end in it ?

You want achievements that you actually had to work hard for it ?

for 4.99$ you can get all of that, buy Duet NOW for endless fun and frustration that will make you head BLOWS!

Valve should Hire me for that :D:
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