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Tandem: A Tale of Shadows platformer is coming

tandem: a tale of shadows puzzle platformer game is coming to linux after windows pc

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows puzzle platformer game is coming to Linux after Windows PC. Thanks to details from developer Monochrome Paris. Due to make its way onto Steam, GOG, and Humble Store.

Developer Monochrome have a release date, October 21st, and a new trailer. All due for the upcoming dreamlike, action, and adventure puzzle platformer Tandem: A Tale of Shadows. Emma and teddy bear Fenton’s dangerous search will land on Windows PC. Including the Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms as well. Today’s details showcase some interesting news from the Discussions post. Plus a further clarification from the developer.

So, I don’t want to rush the linux port, and therefore it should be available soon after release, but not on day one.

This also spawned a further interest to reach out to Monochrome Paris. Here is their reply:

This means that work on the Linux port had to be delayed.

But it is still right up there in the to-do list.


  1. finishing store integration this week
  2. last update before release, early next week
  3. Linux port

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows will see a small delay for Linux. But it is in the plans after the developer gets a few things sorted. Like the validation on the Epic and Microsoft stores. But, our native build will arrive soon enough.

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows trailer with Release Date:

In Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, players will switch view points. Doing so between Emma’s top-down view and Fenton’s horizontal side-scroller view. All while using the former’s lantern to cast shadows the teddy bear can cross. In turn, the latter can activate switches that may be out of view.

Each of the game’s chapters will introduce fans to new mechanics they must master. Since you will have to defeat the horrifying monstrosities that await. So, as players sink into Tandem: A Tale of Shadows’s five strange worlds, they’ll stitch together answers. Unraveling the vanishment of the Kane family. All while shedding light on the title’s dauntless heroes.


  • Stunning Art Direction
    Discover a playful and frightening universe. All inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, Tim Burton and Victorian era architecture.
  • Clever Puzzles
    Solve over forty puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery. While you work to solve Thomas Kane’s vanishing.
  • Dual Gameplay
    Swap view point between Emma and Fenton in Tandem: A Tale of Shadows. Light up the scene and cast shadows as Emma from a top-down view. Walk on shadows projected by Emma’s lantern from Fenton’s side-scroller view.
  • Fight With Strategy
    Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses in each dimension. Since Emma’s strategy is not to attack, players also must rely on their wit to move forward.
  • Story Driven Adventure
    Players are invited to discover many fun, creative, and very detailed cutscenes. While clever players will find the hidden rooms. These will reveal the clues that will teach them more about the disappearance of Thomas Kane.
  • Diverse Mechanics
    Push or pull objects to create shadows. Also, use alarms and traps to your advantage. Since Tandem features a variety of interactive elements for players to experiment with.

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows puzzle platformer will launch for Windows PC on October 21. The Linux build is due to follow within a couple of weeks. The game is due to release on Steam, GOG, and Humble Store.

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