CONTRAST is a puzzle/platform game where you can move between a fantastic 3D world and a mysterious shadowy universe in 2D in the blink of an eye. Delve into a dreamlike and surreal 1920s world, inspired by the performance art world of vaudeville and film noir, and cradled by a smooth and sultry jazz ambiance.
Gebruikersrecensies:
Recent:
Erg positief (37 recensies) - 97% van de 37 gebruikersrecensies in de laatste 30 dagen zijn positief.
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Erg positief (2,954 recensies) - 90% van de 2,954 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: 15 nov 2013

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“The interaction is stellar”
IGN

“It’s as if Limbo and Bioshock Infinite had a baby while watching Pan’s Labyrinth”
VENTUREBEAT

Over dit spel

CONTRAST is a puzzle/platform game where you can move between a fantastic 3D world and a mysterious shadowy universe in 2D in the blink of an eye. Delve into a dreamlike and surreal 1920s world, inspired by the performance art world of vaudeville and film noir, and cradled by a smooth and sultry jazz ambiance.

In this universe, where the boundaries between showmanship, magic, intrigue and deception are blurred, you play Dawn, the imaginary friend of a young girl named Didi. You have the power to slip from the 3D dreamscape into the parallel 2D shadow world bound to it. Cast light on a shadowy story by manipulating light sources in the 3D world to distort, enlarge or stretch the 2D shadow world. Manipulating and shifting between light and shadow will be the key elements that you will need to use to solve our world of shadow-based puzzles and help progress Didi's story!

Key Features
  • Shift between the physical 3D world and the 2D shadow world, at any lit wall surface
  • Create unique shadow landscapes by manipulating light sources and real world objects, and use this ability to solve mind-bending puzzles
  • Experience a new story and world, exploring adult themes through a child’s eyes
  • Immerse yourself in a lush vaudevillian world of cabaret singers, circus performers, and magic

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: WINDOWS XP SP2/WINDOWS VISTA SP1/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.3 GHz
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: 512MB VRAM, COMPATIBLE DIRECTX 9.0C AND SHADER MODEL 3.0, AMD RADEON X2600 XT/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900 GTX
    • DirectX: Versie 9.0c
    • Opslagruimte: 4 GB beschikbare ruimte
    • Geluidskaart: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Aanvullende opmerkingen: The Original Soundtrack and the Programme (Artwork, Dev. Diary) will be placed in your CONTRAST folder in the Steam Directory: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\Contrast\CONTRAST_Programme-OST
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Todoroki
( 3.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 25 juni
Contrast is a 4 hours game (maybe 5 or more, if you like to wander around like me) and despite being too short for my like, it's very enjoyable. The story is simple and you won't spend more than 15 - 20 minutes in a puzzle, plus beautiful aesthetics that make up for the only negative aspect I found: sometimes you shift out of the shadows even if you didn't want to, so you will die a lot of times or just start again.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
RBeen
( 5.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 juni
Holy cow, this game is amazing. It's like Mario and The Prestige, with a side of Casablanca. The only downsides are some minor technical issues (Vsync doesn't really work, and there's no way to force borderless windowed mode), and its short length. I had the game alt+tabbed for a sizable length of time, and got stuck on some puzzles, but I still completed the game with every collectible and achievement in less than 6 hours.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Guido
( 8.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 21 juni
I did kind of like it but it's a very short game. The story bit is OK enough but the ending gets spoiled later in the game. Also I felt there was not enought gameplay with all the cut scenes interrupting it constantly. I also often had weird glitches with the character just randomly poping out of shadows. I felt it all rather ruined the quite promising platforming experience.

All in all I guess I could reccommend it but do get it on a sale.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Vic Rattlehead
( 3.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 juni
Flawed, but interesting. The animations are dated, the levels pretty lifeless and the primary mechanic isn't used to its full potential, but there was a sequence or two I thought was interesting and I think games like this are important and should be experienced.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Connnr
( 0.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 juni
I don't know why it only says 23 minutes played... This game is great, a fantastic debut from Compulsion Games creators of the ever increasingly anticapated We Happy Few. Contrast owns unique gameplay in a uniquely styled world that tells it's story in a unique way. Whilst the game is very short its a lot of fun and a real gem from an indie gaming studio, Compulsion Studios proves they are a company worth supporting. Contrast also offers a great soundtack that fits perfectly in the enchanted 20's france, I'd love to see more games in this world being a big Jazz fan this game gave me a musical pleasure that I havn't found in a game sense.
Would reccoment to anyone who belives games don't need to sacragice gameplay in order to create a piece of great art, and I can't wait to delve into the world of We Happy Few.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Kega
( 3.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 juni
Got this on sale and finally play through it.

Is this a good game?
Well if I could, I would give it a netrual

But if you can get it on a sale, go for it. It will properly take you 2-4 hours to complete it.

The Good:
1) The mix with shadows are a fun and enjoyable
2) The artstyle is interesting and for me appealing
3) The puzzles are aren't hard or to easy - most will see the solution without to much hassle.
4) The english voice acting is pretty good

The Neutral:
1) The story is cute, but the ending is a bit disappointing

The Annoying:
1) Controls, controls and the bloody controls. This pulls the game down, for me. Almost to the point where I don't want to recommend it. The character seems floaty and often slide of things she should be able to stand on. Or falls through objects or out of shadows for no apparent reason. It makes the game more difficult than it has any right to.
And interacting with objects, is camera based - oh the camera.
2) The camera, isn't there to help you. It's doesn't follow your movement and often so close navigating is a pain. And best of all, when you want to interact with objects - the camera is the deciding factor which object is chosen.
Example: Lets say there are 2 objects, the character is standing facing object A the camera is slitghly turned to object B - Object B is the object that will be used.
I have spend just as much time playing camera man as controlling my character through the puzzles.


But in the end, it was a neat 3 hours in the company of Contrast.
Hope this helps you, in your quest for good games and sorry for any spelling mistakes :)
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Chiken_Sammich
( 3.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 juni
Not a bad game. The controls/shadow mechanic can be a little wonky at times. This can make for some pretty frustrating moments, but still playable. Contrast has a lot of charm, likable characters & a decent story. Overall it's an enjoyable game, but $14.99 is a little high in my opinion. Good grab during a sale.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
johndooley
( 3.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 16 juni
i bought this game as part of the focus selection pack. i would recomend it if it still existed. my first thoughts were "will i be playing as a prostatute?" but i relized thats not the case at all. This game has a great storyline with a 1940s like theme. The soundtrack is beautiful and i would certainly recommend this game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Dana the Dyke
( 2.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 juni
Cool story bro. Needs more lesbians.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Mountaineer
( 2.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 juni
fun indie game!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
4.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 juni
This game throws you a curve ball, and it is awesome! The game itself is shocking short but for its small size it throws a sucker punch ending. In truth it only took my a couple hours to get through this game and get a majority of it's collectibles but in my opinion, this game is worth the money you spend on it.
It has a unique and artistic style on how they approach the characters and maps, not including the extremely unique way of game play.
I have seen and played regular games that focus on realism and games such as Limo that focus on shadows, but I have never played a game that focuses on both!
I give this game a 9 out of 10 and recommend others play it.
On a side note, if you play it you should attempt to find a majority of the collectibles because it helps with the backstory of the plot but it is not needed.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
3.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 juni
Flawed, but interesting. The animations are dated, the levels pretty lifeless and the primary mechanic isn't used to its full potential, but there was a sequence or two I thought was interesting and I think games like this are important and should be experienced.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
8.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 juni
I did kind of like it but it's a very short game. The story bit is OK enough but the ending gets spoiled later in the game. Also I felt there was not enought gameplay with all the cut scenes interrupting it constantly. I also often had weird glitches with the character just randomly poping out of shadows. I felt it all rather ruined the quite promising platforming experience.

All in all I guess I could reccommend it but do get it on a sale.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
0.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 juni
Very nice game to be honest, got it for 2€ on ♥♥♥.
Recommendable
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Aanbevolen
2.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 juni
Cool story bro. Needs more lesbians.
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Aanbevolen
4.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 november 2014
Leuk avontuur in een sfeervolle, lineaire wereld. De game is niet erg lang en de herspeelbaarheidswaarde erg laag. Het spel is zeker in de aanbieding het geld waard.

+ Leuk
+ unieke gameplay (2d 3d)
+ alle steamprestaties zijn haalbaar
+ leuke jaren 30 jazz sfeer

- herspeelbaarheid

Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
312 van de 322 mensen (97%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
5.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 november 2013
Just finished playing the game; about 4 hours to complete. All achievements and collectables unlocked.

This game was an absolute pleasure to play. It's a short indie game telling a mature story of a young girl and her broken family trying to come back together as they make painful choices, solve difficult situations, and all the while unraveling a mysterious tale of science & intrigue closer to the heart than expected.

I understand this may not be for everyone... but the deciding factor I believe we should all consider is this is a very affordable, small-team, indie game worth experiencing. That said, the amount of storytelling I experienced was amazing.

If it is worth anything, I have a background in animation as a storyboard artist... I am especially keen to stories that feel "thought through" from start to finish, and not merely trying to get to certain moments or even the climactic finale just for the sake of it. This story has scenes from the whole way through that truly made my wife & I get pretty darn sad. Stay for the end...

The difficulty is quite easy, and that may throw some people off... in my opinion however I enjoy story over challenge, so making all the collectibles glaringly obvious throughout only made me focus on their content and how it intertwined with the story rather than the pursuit. This is very subjective, so those looking for a hard time may be turned off. I've read here & there some having troubles with the shadow puzzles; this again is a tough one, as I got through all of them pretty easy... the most I spent was maybe 20-25 minutes on the last act's few big ones... still, the visuals and little rewards you are given with wonderful voice acting or visual design was well worth it.

Speaking of voices, the acting was tremendous. We especially enjoyed the voice of Didi, as child voice overs can sometimes be a hit or miss.

Visually the game is an absolute joy to experience. Didi and Dawn are interesting, and I even grew to love the wonderful silhouettes of the characters around them. The soundtrack is very well thought out and you can clearly see the sound & visuals were designed hand in hand to compliment each other.

I know reviews can be a subjective mess for some, but I hope this helps in whatever way it can! I'm a pretty level-headed, patient man who really appreciates good art & story. If this isn't your cup of tea, I again remind you it was a fifteen dollar purchase that definitely wouldn't make you regret the experience.

I'm not a hardcore "anti-big publisher / developer" gamer, but I do want to say, humbly, that games like this make me so hopeful and excited about indie games. They provide an intimacy and patience in story I don't see often enough in the AAA titles.

Very best regards,
DDCP
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
10.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 december 2014
I bought this game a long time ago, but I haven't played it then. Few days ago I finally decided to check it out and the game charmed me. It has really amazing cabaret/noir style atmoshpere and awesome matching music. Gameplay itself is pretty innovative too. You need to switch between 3D and 2D mode platformer. It is very interesting that in the 2D mode, you can move only on the "shadows" on the walls and flat objects. Shadows can be created by yourself through interaction with various objects in 3D mode. You need to use appropriate arrangement of their relation to one another and to light sources, so in the result you can move on them in the 2D mode.
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88 van de 91 mensen (97%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
7.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 oktober 2014
Contrast is a puzzle-based platformer in Art Deco style with an enjoyable unique mechanism.
Playing the role of the invisible friend of a little girl, you explore climbing and jumping the 3D (in real) and 2D (in shadows) world of the 1920s. The story is mature but nothing too special, and reminds me partially of the game Papo & Yo.

The jump- and puzzleparts could be challenging, especially towards the end of the game, but they are never unfair. Graphics and voice-acting are nice an suitable - the soundtrack is really fabulous (especially the maintheme).
There are some minor bugs and glitches, but they are not distracting, but controls and camera are sometimes a bit clumsy.

Overall Contrast is a solid and good title - and especially on sale, you should grap it.
- I think it is not a must-have title but a nice-to-have-played game.

Personal Rating 80/100

+ The great soundtrack
+ Flair of the 1920's

- A bit too short (5-6h for 100%)
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91 van de 96 mensen (95%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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Aanbevolen
3.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 augustus 2015
Contrast is a curious combination of pros and cons...

The game has an amazing soundtrack that you can feel at the title screen, even before you do anything. It will be the first thing you will notice.

The second one is it great visual and art from the 1920s. Every character and level are beautiful and the light and shadows effects are pretty nice.

Them you get to know the story and, what a good plot it has, you will enjoy it even more when you get the collectibles and find the hidden pieces of information in the levels.

The problems start when you actually have to make that jump, mixing the 3D and 2D gameplay the game brings. The controls doesn't respond very well and, I must warning you, you will fall to your death many times...

There is only one thing that annoyed me more than fall a dozen times in a row, and her name is Didi. You have to do everything she says all the time, I mean, you must take care of her but Dawn could think a little for her own, it won't hurt.

There are only one or two moments that Didi actually helps you and, after that she is your boss and you must just do what she says. That was the negative point for me.

Contrast is a pretty short game, in about 4 hours you will achieve 100% on it. After all that I still recommend it for the experience, story and the great visual and sound it has, but not at full price, buy it on a special sale.
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