Tandem: a Tale of Shadows

Solve over forty puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane's disappearance

The platform-puzzler Tandem: a Tale of Shadows is free, 100% free to keep, for Windows, in an Epic Store’s time limited giveaway offer! Go get it! Tandem: a Tale of Shadows can normally cost US$$9.99!

Tandem: a Tale of Shadows is an independent puzzle platformer where a girl and her teddy bear explore a mansion to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a magician. It was developed by Monochrome Paris and initially released on October 21, 2021.

Published by Hatinh Interactive and available for Windows, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Tandem: a Tale of Shadows was generally well received by critics, even winning some awards. Furthermore, it has hundreds of very positive reviews on Steam and is rated 4.2/5 on GOG, at least so far.

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About the game

Tandem : A Tale of Shadows redefines the puzzle platformer genre with a unique top down and side-scroller gameplay and exceptional aesthetics. Help Emma and the teddy bear Fenton solve the mystery of the disappearance of the famous magician Thomas Kane.

Award-winning Tandem: A Tale of Shadows features five beautiful Victorian-inspired worlds inspired by Tim Burton, Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle. Players have to carefully alternate between Emma’s top-down view and Fenton’s horizontal side-scroller view if they hope to escape these chiaroscuro dimensions alive.

As the duo navigates past intelligent obstacles and menacing horrors, they uncover clues regarding Thomas’ disappearance, the strange Kane family, and their place in this universe. Will Emma and Fenton escape the murderous manor filled with twists and turns, or has their fate already been sealed?


  • Clever Puzzles – Solve over forty puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance.
  • Dual Gameplay – Swap perspectives between Emma and Fenton. 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.
  • Play With Strategy – Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses throughout each dimension. Since Emma’s strategy is not to attack, players must rely on their wit to move forward.
  • Narrative-Driven Adventure – Players are invited to discover creative and elaborate cutscenes. Clever fans will find hidden rooms that reveal clues about the disappearance of Thomas Kane.



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