Dyad (video game)

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Dyad
Dyad game logo.jpg
Developer(s) Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket
Publisher(s) Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket
Designer(s) Shawn McGrath
Composer(s) David Kanaga
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
Release date(s) PlayStation 3
  • NA July 17, 2012
  • EU November 7, 2012
Windows
April 24, 2013
Genre(s) Racing, Puzzle, Shooter, Music
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Download

Dyad is a downloadable game for PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows, with OS X and Linux versions planned for a later release.[1] It was developed and published by Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Dyad is a "tunnel racing puzzle shooting" game that uses a number of new concepts to build upon a classic genre. The basic premise of the game revolves around momentum. By using the action button the player is able to pull themselves from one enemy to the next as they fly down the screen. This concept grows in complexity throughout its 26 levels from using combos to fill up a special meter, to being forced to rely on sound to differentiate icons on the screen.

Indie developer Shawn McGrath

Reception[edit]

Dyad won the Audio Design award at IndieCade 2012.[3]

Review aggregator Metacritic gave the PlayStation 3 version of the game a score of 82/100 based on reviews from 33 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4] Metacritic gave the PC version of the game a score of 80/100 based on reviews from 4 critics.[5]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 85.33%[6]
Metacritic 83/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 8/10[12]
Game Informer 8.25/10[10]
Game Revolution 4/5[13]
GamesRadar 4.5/5 stars[8]
GameSpot 8.0/10[11]
IGN 8.5/10[9]
Digital Chumps 9.410[14]
Joystiq 4.5/5 stars[15]
The Verge 9/10[16]
Venture Beat 87/100[17]
GameTrailers 8.6/10[18]
PSX Extreme 8.0/10[19]
Push Square 8/10 stars[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dyad Official Steam Announcement Video". Youtube. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  2. ^ Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket Games - Official Site
  3. ^ "IndieCade 2012 Award Winners-The Complete List". indiegamereviewer.com. October 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  4. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/dyad
  5. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/dyad
  6. ^ "Dyad for PS3". GameRankings. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Dyad Review". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  8. ^ McGarvey, Sterling (2012-07-13). "Dyad Review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  9. ^ Moriarty, Colin (2012-07-17). "Dyad Review". IGN.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  10. ^ Turi, Tim (2012-07-16). "Dyad Review". Game Informer. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  11. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (2012-07-20). "Dyad Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  12. ^ Parkin, Simon (2012-07-31). "Dyad Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  13. ^ Bischoff, Daniel (2012-07-25). "Dyad Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  14. ^ Layman, Eric (2012-07-11). "Dyad at Digital Chumps". Digitalchumps.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  15. ^ Mitchell, Richard (2012-07-17). "Dyad Review". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  16. ^ Gies, Arthur (2012-07-16). "Dyad Review: Light Cycle". theverge.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  17. ^ Crawley, Dan (2012-07-14). "Dyad is a psychedelic treat for the senses with gameplay to match". venturebeat.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  18. ^ "Dyad Article Review and Ratings". gametrailers.com. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  19. ^ Dutka, Ben (2012-08-07). "DYAD Review". PSX Extreme. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  20. ^ Mason, Mike (2012-07-25). "Dyad Review". Push Sqaure. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 

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