Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is an innovative puzzle-platformer mixing two different gameplay styles and points of view with a rather gloomy atmosphere. The game explores the 19th-century era through the mysterious disappearance of Thomas Kane, a famous magician. Emma, our main character, decides to investigate the case alone. While heading into Kane’s castle, she stumbles across Fenton, Thomas’ precious Teddy Bear.
They both decide to find Thomas, whatever the cost.
While the story is indeed intriguing, you will have to explore this mystery by going through every floor and level of the castle. You will encounter spiders, clowns, octopuses, and even ghosts! Find a different way to vanquish these enemies and get to know what happened to Thomas Kane.
Gameplay-wise, you are playing two characters helping each other with the help of shadows. Thanks to Emma’s lantern, she can cast a shadow that will be useful for Fenton to walk on. Tandem: A Tale of Shadows uses two different cameras. One camera is top-down, and the other is 2D (horizontal). The top-down camera is used when you are playing as Emma, and the horizontal camera is used when playing as Fenton. Your journey will consist of activating levers, avoiding enemies, pushing obstacles, and other activities depending on which floor you are on. What matters the most is to acquire a diamond at the end of each level.
Enter the different rooms of the Kane’s Manor and get to know about each area’s unique quirks : a garden full of spiders that you must sneak away from, a boiler room with a giant octopus, a kitchen full of cute little blob, and much more! As you will switch from Emma to Fenton regularly, you will encounter many different puzzles with their own twist according to the area you are in.
We hope this overview offers a glimpse into the unique experience full of chills, interesting puzzles and lore in the mysterious world of Tandem: A Tale of Shadows.
Get ready for an amazing experience and join Emma and Fenton’s duo! Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is available now on Xbox.
Tandem: A Tale of Shadows