Dyad (video game)

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DYAD written in a tightly fit angular block style, the outline of the letters stylized as neon lights, changing from pink on the left to blue on the right.
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
ReleasePlayStation 3
  • NA: July 17, 2012
  • EU: November 7, 2012
April 24, 2013
Genre(s)Racing, Puzzle, Shooter, Music

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 Canadian studio Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket.[2]


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


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]

Aggregate scores
Review scores
Game Informer8.25/10[9]
Game Revolution4/5[10]
GamesRadar+4.5/5 stars[12]
Joystiq4.5/5 stars[15]
The Verge9/10[17]
PSX Extreme8.0/10[19]
Push Square8/10 stars[20]


  1. ^ "Dyad Official Steam Announcement Video". Youtube. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  2. ^ "Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket Games - Official Site". Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  3. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (October 12, 2012). "IndieCade 2012 winners announced, Unmanned takes the top prize". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on February 28, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  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. ^ Parkin, Simon (2012-07-31). "Dyad Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
  9. ^ Turi, Tim (2012-07-16). "Dyad Review". Game Informer. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  10. ^ Bischoff, Daniel (2012-07-25). "Dyad Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  11. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (2012-07-20). "Dyad Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  12. ^ McGarvey, Sterling (2012-07-13). "Dyad Review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  13. ^ "Dyad Article Review and Ratings". gametrailers.com. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  14. ^ Moriarty, Colin (2012-07-17). "Dyad Review". IGN.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  15. ^ Mitchell, Richard (2012-07-17). "Dyad Review". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  16. ^ Layman, Eric (2012-07-11). "Dyad at Digital Chumps". Digitalchumps.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  17. ^ Gies, Arthur (2012-07-16). "Dyad Review: Light Cycle". theverge.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  18. ^ Crawley, Dan (2012-07-14). "Dyad is a psychedelic treat for the senses with gameplay to match". venturebeat.com. 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 Square. Retrieved 2012-08-26.

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