Auditorium Duet is the cooperative multi-player sequel to Auditorium, the original particle puzzler.

Duet will build faithfully on all the essential elements of the beloved original; players will still be creating music by bending dazzling rivers of light and color through brain-twisting puzzles. But it’s also going to be so much more. The last time around we invited you into our Auditorium. Now we want you all to come back and play together! To solve puzzles, you will need to coordinate with a partner to guide luminous motes to their proper destinations.

It’s going to be a thoughtful and intense experience where you must lean on each other’s intuition and planning to create a vividly pulsing colorscape. You’ll work together to overcome all the challenges we throw at you.

Thanks to the support of our backers and fans, the Kickstarter project for Duet was a big success! For a while there, it looked as though we might not make it. But in those last few days, we saw the surge of support we needed.

During those 30 days, we dropped everything to get the word out about Auditorium Duet and our Kickstarter project. But we still couldn't have made it without the help and support of our backers and fans. Thank you, each and every one of you for helping get the word out about Duet.

We would LOVE to put Duet on as many platforms as possible. At the same time, though, we don't want to be held back by the limitations that mobile platforms put on our designs. Our plan at the moment is to release Duet on Mac, PC, and Linux as a downloadable game. Then, if it is feasible, we bring the Duet experience to mobile devices.

Now that Duet is Kickstarted, what's next?

Great question. Duet is going to be our largest project as a company. In terms of both scale, and number of developers, this is untested waters for us. But we're going to do it, for you.

To make sure that the Duet pipeline is smooth as greased butter, we're working on smaller projects, with all hands on deck. This allows us to work out kinks in the development process before we're too far along the line with Duet to fix anything. These little projects might turn into future Cipher Prime titles, but for now, they exist as just exercises for us to get better. Duet is also going to be our first multiplayer game. Making a multiplayer game is a lot more complicated than a singleplayer game. With these little test projects, we're also diving deep into networking code, and making sure that there aren't any unknowns when we develop Duet.

Anticipated Release Platforms

Windows:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core or higher
  • Memory: 2GB or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 500MB

OSX:

  • OS: OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.3, or later.
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core or higher
  • Memory: 2GB or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 500MB

Linux:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later.
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core or higher
  • Memory: 2GB or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 500MB