Duet Game Games App Review (iOS, $2.99)

  • Category: Games
  • Publisher: Kumobius
  • Updated: Oct, 10 2013
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 27.99 MB

Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Chinese

Seller: Kumobius Pty Ltd

A simple update:
- More flexible settings options.
- Option to rate the game.
- New intro sequence to the game.
- Eased the difficulty slightly of the final invisible stages.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
657 Ratings
All Versions:
710 Ratings


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
Mobile Game of the Year 2013 - Kotaku
4.5/5 - Touch Arcade
4.5/5 - 148 Apps
4.5/5 - App Smile
4/5 - App Spy

"...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

"It looks positively mind bending, and also, a really good time." -- App Spy

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.


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.


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.


- 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 Survival leaderboard.


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.


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 we’d love to hear from you! And follow us on Twitter: @kumobius

Customer Reviews

  • In love

    by Stineo

    Great game!!


    by ZzzPo0pzzZ

    Really worth it so far. It's addicting

  • Flappy bird

    by Bestroyer

    Extremely addictive game with great controls and music. The second to last level pack had me just about throwing my iPad to the floor. More addictive than flappy bird.

  • Addictive

    by SwampFoxinSC

    Addictive game. Will really test your hand-eye coordination. Awesome soundtrack too.

  • Thank you.

    by Ace888588

    Thanks to the devs. Great price, no ads, not too pushy about rating. I wanted to rate anyway because of how fantastic this is. Wish all developers would pay attention to what they've done here.

  • Best. App. Ever

    by Pieguy396

    Totally worth the normally high $2.99 cost for an app. Addicting and almost 100% skill-based. No pay-to-win or other crud.

  • A Fresh New Game Mechanic

    by LarryTru

    It's not very often that someone comes up with a completely new game mechanic, but it is so rewarding when they do. This game captured my imagination and each incremental success was more satisfying then any other in recent memory.

  • Wow

    by numan.coreas

    Holy moly! Never though this game would be so addicting. To be honest, it is worth every dollar. Makes your mind think faster. Fun too.

  • Very well done! Love it!

    by fashidus

    Awesome gameplay, great art and music.

  • Great Game

    by SeethingRoach

    Duet is both innovative and intuitive at once. I love it.

  • Nice

    by warrior171

    Just an enjoyable game all around!

  • Insane. Awesome. Unique. Frustrating.

    by Johny Quickly

    There is no other game like this on the App Store. You will love it and you will hate it at the same time. But you wont be able to keep it down. The developers have done an awesome job. Get this game. You'll be glad

  • Worth the money

    by Dwanz

    Excellent game.

  • Great game!!!!!

    by Adghvtdu

    Super fun good challenge highly recommend!

  • Awesome!

    by A_Deezy


  • i bought this because of tim rogers

    by Toryn V

    and as usual with recommendations from him it's really really good

  • Strange but oddly addicting

    by Cody15697

    It's hard to explain. Just buy it.

  • by 1552432198504683129

    Definitely one of the best games I've ever played on iPhone, and no doubt worth $2.99!

  • Wow

    by ADpatriot41


  • Incredible

    by Mlowenfeld

    This game is extremely fun and addicting. Great flowing gameplay that requires the player to keep a cool head. When played right, it is so tranquil, yet one slip up and you are back to square one. Highly recommend.

  • Wow!

    by Jay Jacket

    Update... I am done with this game. I made it to Hope V and I can't count how many times I played this level. I'm so tired of being reset to the beginning. I have spent well over an hour just on this level... What a waste of time. If this level is this hard to pass because of reset, I can't imagine how long the other levels are going to take to finish... Actually, I would probably break everything in my house before I even got close to the end... I liked this game at first, but now it's just a waste of my time... Amazing! I can't put my iPhone down. Not sure if I'm going to make it to work tomorrow! I have only one wish... I wish the music didn't turn down when you die.... Especially when you even turn off the sound effects.

  • Um

    by 737377373636

    I poop

  • Closest thing to Tetris for me

    by harmonizewithme

    Tetris is one of those simple games that stays timeless. After a few days, I can see how this can be on that same level. If you're willing to pay for this game, it's one worth keeping in your pocket to pass time.

  • Impressive.

    by Namenotttaken

    Addicted to the game so far. If you ever played the impossible game and liked it, at least give this game a try!

  • Tight

    by Logamos

    Awesome gameplay, tight.

  • Stellar

    by Isakuchan

    Reminds me of a more challenging version of pivvot, another great game. However, it instills a feeling of a more meaningful purpose.

  • Beautifully done!

    by Clara Pozgay

    I absolutely love this game! It's simple, but challenging and just a fantastic game in-all. The paint splatters were a great idea-- it's interesting to see where I mess up the most (and it makes something pretty out of my mistakes). Totally worth the money, I just wish it had more levels!

  • Fantastic.

    by Guitarsonist

    One of a kind, must buy!!

  • Spinny-Spin-Spin

    by Chahero

    Frudging awesome.

  • Fun

    by Mr0nkr

    It's gooooooood

  • Brilliant

    by davidfan26101

    This game is amazing. That's all I can say. Buy it, and let the game speak for itself.

  • Brilliant & Stunning

    by WallysWorldCo-Reviews

    An amazing combination of minimalist graphics and sounds that creates an addicting challenge through innovative controls of a red & a blue dot. The motivational / bizarre level structure is also a very interesting addition. I might call it "The Future of the classic Pong". Really great game, highly recommended.

  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    by Thvyun

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love this game frustrating, the only thing keeping me from breaking my ipad was the music

  • Amazingly Frustrated

    by Pr0tals

    This game is just amazing and frustrating at the same time. It takes skill, timing and patience to get through each level. It's very easy to learn to play but a life to master. Totally worth the $3.00! But this now.

  • Love it

    by Carolinatanzenplayer

    This game is one of the most addicting games I have ever played in my life. It gets REALLY HARD later on in the game, but i can never seem to put it down. I have gotten so frustrated with it but there's that satisfaction you know you'll get when you finish that just makes you want to play more. Fantastic game, highly recommended to all who comes by it.

  • Snow-echo

    by Snow-echo


  • Best game I've played in months

    by Jordan Blackman

    Makes you feel incredible when you complete a level. Special game indeed.

  • Wonderful

    by zackwithaz

    Duet is just a wonderful game with stunning graphics. After the first few levels the controls feel completely natural and very easy. The levels are difficult but not too hard that they get frustrating. It has enough content to last for weeks and all of it is fantastic.

  • Exceptioonal, unique, fun

    by Graham Brinkert

    An amazing game. Flat out. Great gameplay, flawless pace (always challenging, but never impossible), interesting philosophy, excellent music. its all here.

  • Gorgeous Application

    by Ryan123654

    Required me to pay my best attention, and posed great challenges. Definitely recommended and one of the best applications I have ever purchased. Very philosophical and such a simple yet difficult concept.

  • Really great

    by Mtreanor

    This is a really we'll designed pretty game that makes you feel awesome when you get good at it.

  • Great game!!

    by Strawbed

    Super challenge

  • Amazing

    by Kristen Begg

    This game is unf.

  • Aditivo

    by Mexmen

    Es un juego que causa adicción, cada etapa tiene metas un poco diferentes que son pasables, no como otros juegos que tienes que pasar días para poder hacerlo, muy divertido de verdad.

  • Poetic beauty

    by Baloo1981

    An amazing minimalist game that gets every little detail right. GoTY for a reason.

  • Epic

    by AmethystDragon

    This game is very immersive and time consuming but also very fun to play!

  • Mobile game of the year

    by Gmaster1440

    That's right

  • Love it

    by Narthex

    Great game for adults looking for something great for the mind!

  • Amazingly fun, elegant, subtle

    by wccbuck

    I love this game. If you like Super Hexagon, give this a try.

  • Fantastic Movement

    by Charlstaz

    I couldn't help but smile when I first opened up Duet. Everything, from the aesthetic to the gameplay is simple and crisp. The gameplay is intensive fun. Spinning the circles about to dodge is clever and addictive. Progressing through the chapters is more satisfying than most other games on the App Store. The game also incorporates an endless mode and perfectionist goals for each and every level. There's a lot of content here, and all of it is cleverly put together. The best part of the game though is how the circles rotate. There's subtle effects to their movement which make them fun to spin around, and tight dodging feels like dancing. Of course this dance is accompanied by great music too, an added benefit. The difficulty some may find steep but the tight controls and beautiful animation never make grinding through a difficult level frustrating. Duet nails everything it sets out to do. It is a stellar game.

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