The folks over at Australian developer Kumobius, responsible for such excellent iOS games as Bean's Quest [$2.99] and Time Surfer [$0.99], have unveiled their latest iOS project. It's called Duet, and is described as "a mesmerizing mobile arcade game about radial awareness and acute dexterity." It takes inspiration from games like Super Hexagon [$2.99] and Pivvot [$2.99] in that you'll need fast reactions and an awareness of your surroundings in order to perform successfully.

I don't know about you, but Duet looks hard as nails. And I love it. Part of the fun of games like this is starting out as a newbie and just getting completely destroyed to the point that you feel the game must be entirely impossible. Something keeps pulling you back for more though, and slowly your skills improve and you make it just a bit farther with each subsequent play. I'm always on board for a challenging new arcade game, and Duet looks to be just that, so keep an eye out for it to launch sometime before the end of the year.

  • postmodernpilot

    This looks stupid hard! I can't wait.

  • Schpank

    Clever...

  • paulkane

    Woah! Love the paint splat deaths.

    • Kumobius

      If you time things right you can actually splat both characters at once. Double KO! :)

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    Hard as nails looks like an understatement.

  • Gucciipad

    Reminds me of the game impossible

  • ImJPaul

    I love their art style and this has no resemblance of their prior work. Not a big fan of music/rhythm games either. Excitement turned to disappointment. Womp womp.

    • Kumobius

      I just wanted to chime in on this. One of the cool things about Duet is that by taking a minimal style we've been able to juggle work on it and Bean Dreams (the sequel to Bean's Quest) simultaneously.

      So although the visual style might be different for Duet, that's not to say that this isn't a Kumobius game. If you play it, I think it'll become very clear that from a game design perspective this is pure Kumobius.

  • pinta_vodki

    Boy, Super Hexagon's seeds sure start to give fruit.

    • Kumobius

      Super Hexagon has been a major influence for games in general and it's great to see stuff like Boson-X and Pivvot come out. In honour of Terry Cavanagh's work we're calling this new wave of games "hex-likes" :)

      Hopefully Duet adds something to this genre.

  • Ollivar Frank

    Ugh, this looks painful, but I'll still get it.

  • cloudpuff

    I'll be picking this up for sure, looks hard but fun.

  • copaeci

    It's out today, I saw this on my local AppStore.