Contrast Trailer Will Puzzle And Delight You

Contrast Trailer Will Puzzle And Delight You

You know in stories, where the little girl is really a princess?

Get a look at Contrast, an intriguing new title from Compulsion Games. This is Didi's trailer, Didi being the little girl who's trying to reunite her parents with the help of Dawn, a friend only Didi can see. Didi wants her father Johnny back, but before she gets her wish - if she gets her wish - there's puzzles to solve, as she explores the adult world with a child's outlook on life." Contrast is a mystery centred around cabaret, live jazz, fairgrounds, acrobatics and illusions," promises Montreal-based Compulsion. That's a damn fine tune in the trailer, and if you're wondering who provided the electro swing, wonder no more.

You don't play as Didi, but as Dawn, the mystery lady who can travel through shadows - or as a shadow - exploring the world of Contrast. It's a puzzle platformer, in which you need to reach key points in the level using your special abilities while at the same time collecting the spheres you'll need to activate objects. "The interplay of shadow and light in the game seem to be as much a game mechanic as a psychological allegory for Didi's story," Compulsion says, "and what is Didi's story?" Ahh, the mystery; but what a stylish mystery it is.

As to when it's due, no, nobody knows, but the Contrast team promises it will be soon. What does soon mean? It means soon, that's what it means; tentatively end of 2013, but don't hold anyone to that. It will be coming for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and PS4 when it finally debuts, so at least you'll have a choice of platforms.

Source: Contrast


Colour me exceptionally intrigued. Love that trailer. And what is that song. I must know this song. Google hunting i shall go.

Edit: So it's "Gimmie That Swing" by Cissie Redgwick. what a song.

Regarding the above, to save time for others.

And by the time i posted my edit, someone had answered the question i had just went hunting for lol. Bless these interwebs lol

Well the sound track certainly stands out.

That really was delightful. I want to know more about it.

Can't wait to buy this. I hope it won't let me down but the art direction alone makes me hopeful.

I'm sure people will try and "correct" my opinion somehow, but I've grown weary of the vast majority of indie games that have come out in the last 5 years which all look as if they were made using GameMaker Studio.

I agree, this is the first I've heard of the game, and I already love the style and idea of it. And the music is just fantastic. I love electro swing.

Definitely a game to watch. The art direction and music seem to be more than ok, hopefully there is gameplay to match.

Definitely intrigued... Quietly hopeful for when its released.


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