DERU - The Art of Cooperation is a cooperative puzzle game that mixes eye catching abstract art with mind bending puzzles to a unique gaming experience.
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Nov 7, 2018

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November 7

Deru - The Art of Cooperation now available on PC / Mac / Linux and Nintendo Switch

You will never be so puzzled about something so seemingly simple!

It is the November 7th DERU is finally at your virtual doorstep!

We are bursting with excitement to share DERU on Steam and Nintendo Switch with you and thank you for staying with us until now.

Aaaand it’s 10% off! Hurray!

DERU is all about inviting your friends over, getting comfy on the couch and share an amazing time together. Join the the movement, get DERU and your buddies into one room and enjoy teamplay, puzzle solving and LOOOOOOVE!

Spread the word and let’s boost DERU to the front pages of those stores!

  • Do the Twitter every retweet helps!
  • Leave a review on Steam ! ( a lot actually :) )
  • Do the Facebook sharing is caring!
  • Surprise your cat and your hamster with the game! ( they might like it )
  • Join our Discord.

Online Co-op

And another thing. Sometimes your best friend is out of town but you’d like to enjoy some good co-op gaming. For these situations we found a solution to still be able to co-op together: Parsec. Read the how to here

All the best, happy co-opearting and thanks a lot!

Christian, Dominik, Melanie and Sam

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November 6

Play DERU online co-op with Parsec

Hello Hello

We are very close to the release and sooo excited to get DERU out there for everyone!
Often after a good local co-op gaming session people asked about playing online co-op.

We thought about the making the effort of integrating online features, but realised soon that with our limited time it would probably take us another year until we could release DERU. However we still wanted to give players the possibility to enjoy DERU together even when not being at the same location. And recently we discovered a neat tool called Parsec!

Parsec lets you stream a game to your friends and they can join via controller or keyboard as if sitting right next to you. It's quick and easy to set up, and it's also free if you host the game from your computer. We've tried it and it worked like a charm.

So there it is, how to play DERU via Parsec:
  1. Download the client from
  2. Run the application and create an account. Get your friends to do the same.
  3. If you want to host, click "Add A Computer." In the setting, you can set what apps your friends can see and how to control them.
  4. To join a friend, add them using their Parsec username and request to Co-Play.
  5. Run DERU and you can play with your friends online like they're sitting next to you!
If you have any issues with Parsec, chat with them on their discord channel.

Also check out their Party finder channel and join our discord channel to say hi and maybe find friends to play DERU together.

Thank you so much and keep cooperating!
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About This Game

In this couch co-op experience two players team up to overcome the boundaries of shadow and light and succeed through teamwork, timing and tactics. Block streams for your partner, juggle your mass to make each other huge for traversing big streams. To succeed you have to communicate and plan together, fuse your brains and bring your co-op gaming skills on the next level.

Deru is more than your usual puzzle game, you need to have dexterity, precision and use strategic planning to reach the exit of each level.

Everybody can join! Friends, family and foes:

  • Enjoy beautiful abstract art while solving mind-bending puzzles
  • Elegance: Simple and easily understandable mechanics create complex and satisfying puzzles
  • Great atmospheric music
  • Multiple worlds packed with many brain twisting riddles
  • Couch Co-op: merge your brains together to overcome the streams and barriers
  • Single Player: Challenge your twin stick skills to tackle the puzzles solo

Cooperate online

Online Co-op: Play DERU online with your friends via Parsec: Read More

Come to our discord and have a chat:

Sound and Music

Michel Barengo created the music and soundscape for the game. A granular exploration of physicality which results in a soundscape in between the digital and real, which has been awarded with the “SUISA Swiss Games Music” prize.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® 8800 GT / AMD® 4670 or faster
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • OS: Macintosh® OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® 8800 GT / AMD® 4670 or faster
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® 8800 GT / AMD® 4670 or faster
    • Storage: 750 MB available space

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