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Deru: The Art of Cooperation

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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Available on:PCNov 7, 2018
Nintendo SwitchNov 7, 2018

Developer: Ink Kit

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.

Deru: The Art of Cooperation Critic Reviews

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Deru: The Art of Cooperation is a playable adventure designed for two players, increasing the difficulty if you want to play alone. Offering a very original and careful artistic section, which, combined with the design of levels and the progression curve, give rise to a very accessible and comfortable game to play.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Though the price tag on the game is pretty modest, the gameplay is very short — less than four hours from start to finish — and may not be worth the purchase for players seeking an exhilarating experience.

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Deru: The Art of Cooperation is one of the best and most original puzzle games available for the Nintendo Switch, especially when played by two players in cooperation. Its mixture of challenging puzzles which grow increasingly complex with a very minimalist and relaxing audiovisual environment and interesting cooperative gameplay mechanics help turn this into a winning combination for fans of puzzle games.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

The ambient music and the beautiful visuals of this easy to understand puzzle game make it a solid selection for two player co-op, or playing solo if you a fan of sensual problem solving.

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