Every so often, you hear a video game soundtrack that's so well crafted you want to keep playing just so you can listen longer. Duet, an arcade puzzle game by Melbourne, Australia-based studio Kumobius, luckily has a lot more to recommend it than just its music, but the marriage between action and sound in the game is utterly masterful.
It was composed by Melbourne electronic musician Tim Shiel, who previously worked under the name Faux Pas and, for the last two years, has been touring with Gotye as keyboardist and samplist. He hooked up with Kumobius Games through a mutual friend from the indie gaming community who decided to introduce Shiel to a few developers.
"It is the first time I've worked on a game, but I feel like it's kind of strange that it took me until now to do so. I've always loved games, and I've always written music, so I'm not sure why it took me until this year to try and bring the two together," Shiel told CNET Australia.… Read more