• Publisher: Ink Kit
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2018
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Deru is a cooperative puzzle game that mixes eye catching abstract art with mind bending puzzles to a unique gaming experience. 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 streamsDeru is a cooperative puzzle game that mixes eye catching abstract art with mind bending puzzles to a unique gaming experience. 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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 14, 2018
    90
    A atypical puzzle game that offers a real challenge. Try it in coop and you won't be disappointed.
  2. 85
    Deru: The Art of cooperation is a delightfully relaxing puzzle-solving experience that leans into its tone and provides a mellow fun whether you’re sitting alone or with a friend on the couch. The levels are challenging without being aggravating and it’s clear just as much thought was put into its presentation. I just don’t expect you’ll be playing this at a rooftop party with Karen anytime soon.
  3. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    Deru: The Art of Cooperation looks simple yet its gameplay is mind-bending, challenging, and ultimately rewarding. Plus, its immersive minimalist atmosphere will make you keep coming back to try and master its incredibly clever scenarios.
  4. Nov 20, 2018
    80
    DERU: The Art of Cooperation is a simple but beautiful puzzler that really shines when two players are involved. It’s an easy recommendation if you’re after a head scratcher and perfect for couples looking for a way to spend a couple of afternoons. Playing alone? It’s functional but far from the true way to experience the game.
  5. May 29, 2019
    80
    As far as puzzle games on the Nintendo Switch go, Deru: The Art of Cooperation is without a doubt among the most original and enjoyable. With its minimalist atmosphere, innovative puzzle design and cooperation system that makes its two-player component a star, this is the kind of game that is certain to become an instant hit with puzzle games fans.
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    70
    Minimalist cooperation. This is how this game could be defined. It is satisfying, relaxing and with a message to offer in each level. The individual experience may be less innovative, but with company everything is better.
  7. Dec 6, 2018
    60
    At the end of the day, Deru may be too challenging for small kids and too unstimulating for adults. To its credit, it has an absolutely beautiful delivery and the abstract puzzles are a nice and unexpected idea. 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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