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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.
Data wydania: 15 Lis, 2013
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Recenzje

“The interaction is stellar”
IGN

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

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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

Wymagania systemowe

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP2/WINDOWS VISTA SP1/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM, COMPATIBLE DIRECTX 9.0C AND SHADER MODEL 3.0, AMD RADEON X2600 XT/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: 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
Pomocne recenzje klientów
7 z 8 osób (88%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Produkty na koncie: 1,179
Recenzji: 12
4.3 godz. łącznie
Najlepiej wydane pieniądze ostatnich miesięcy.

Contrast nie jest zwykła grą. Logiczna platformówka, gdzie nawzajem trzeba zmieniać postać na materialną i "cień", technicznie można zaliczyć do gier pokroju Prince of Persia czy Tomb Raider - czyli skakanie, rozwiązywanie łamigłówek i szukanie sekretów. Na tym jednak podobieństwa się kończą. Gra ma fenomenalny klimat, klimat Paryża końca XIX wieku i początku XX - wiek burleski, kabaretu i wszechobecnego artyzmu wylewającego się z Paryża w tamtym okresie. Okres La Belle Epoque. I czuć to w grze. Grafika jest fenomenalna - nie ma tu pixel shaderów, nie ma teselacji - jest świetnie zrobiona kreska, są dopieszczone lokalizacje - często surrealistyczne. Jest fenomenalnie wyglądające miasto. Jest spokojna muzyka - świetny soundtrack w wykonaniu Laury Ellis - motyw przewodni gry powinien posłuchać każdy. Historia potrafi sprawić że człowiek się uśmiecha - nie ma tu ratowania świata, jest tu ratowanie czyjegoś świata, układanie go na nowo w wyobraźni małej dziewczynki. Człowiek instynktownie stara się to zrobić, chce wiedzieć - czy będzie happy end...?

Jedyny minus? Gra jest krótka, a drugi raz nie ma za bardzo sensu przechodzić. I zostawia ogromny niedosyt. Z jednej strony czekam na kontynuacje, z drugiej... to jedna z tych gier gdzie się boję drugiej części - niszczącej wspomnienia po pierwszej odsłonie. Może jednak warto to zostawić tak jak jest...? Może historia małej dziewczynki, która chce uratować związek rodziców, powinna się zakończyć tu gdzie gracz zobaczył napisy końcowe? Może...

Pełna cena jest za duża, ale w dobrej promocji - nawet się nie zastanawiać.

To jedna z tych gier, która nie startuje do niczego - do nagród w E3, to do nagród od branżowych pism, czy od wszelakich vlogów. Gra po prostu jest, i zachwyca tego kto ja odkryje. Jestem nią totalnie zachwycony, dla mnie jedno z najlepszych odkryć ostatnich miesięcy. Szczerze polecam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOG6gd3O4OI
Zamieszczono: 17 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
37 z 41 osób (90%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Produkty na koncie: 1,186
Recenzji: 68
6.9 godz. łącznie
Ok here is a game i have no problem in reccomending to anyone.
Great story,great graphics,great voice overs and a fantastic script all go towards making this game one that even though i have finished i will return to again and again as its play style is different enough and its story pulled me in to the point where i actually want to start from the begining right now.
The story is really mysterious as i was wondering who the main character was near enough all the way upto the ending (wont say as it will spoil the whole thing-but trust me i didnt think that she was who she was until the very ending),the whole atmosphere that this game creates puts you exactally where it aims to put you in the 1920s and really does do a good job with the music and graphics which really make you beleive the game takes place in that time period.The game play element of using the shadows as stepping stones and other means of progression works really well and at times some of the puzzles ivolving the shadows can get quite tricky (its been done before in some vein or other,but never this well),if i have one complaint its just that sometimes you think you have made a jump or climb and you feel that the game is somehow stopping you-but beleive me on closer inspection its either you havent set the puzzle up right or you are just mis timing your jumps (but it does feel like the game play mechanics are not working at that point but they are).
Like i have said the story is really good and is really about the little girl DIDI and her journey and how DAWN (your character) helps her progress through the levels and eventually to the conclusion of the story,that is both a facinating journey and an alltogether well rounded and well put together peice of entertainment.
I will say that the game is rather on the short side and unless you enjoy it as much as i did then after you finish it will be another game that will gather dust as its a single player game and when you finish you FINISH,but if like me you enjoy a good story with great gameplay and are looking for something a little different then go spend some time with this game and believe me you wont be dissapointed.
Zamieszczono: 1 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
22 z 22 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Produkty na koncie: 1,267
Recenzji: 179
2.9 godz. łącznie
Contrast is amazing! Really incredible art, emotionally engaging story, and seriously fun shadow mechanic make this game something of a rarity. I can't express how underrated I think this game actually is. Granted there are minor technical hiccups and the game is short, but it was also made by a really small independent team, and none of the glitches I encountered were game breaking. All in all highly recommended!
Zamieszczono: 21 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
8 z 8 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Produkty na koncie: 610
Recenzji: 5
7.6 godz. łącznie
[SPOILER ALERT]

Contrast is a small puzzle game which tells a story of a girl called Didi and her imaginary friend Dawn. The game starts in Didi's room while her mother is tucking her to bed. After she leaves Didi then runs out with her friend to sneak a peek of her show at a nearby club. When you enter the club called you accidentally stumble to a meeting between her mother and father. You then eavesdrop their argument and find out that your father is up to something. Didi then decides to follow him with her friend and find out what he is up to. You then start your adventure with the help of Didi and try to help her father and unite their family again. This proves to be more difficult than expected and there are many obstacles in your way.

Contrast is a combination of puzzle game and a platformer. You play the games as Didi's imaginary friend Dawn who seems to be invisible to everyone else except her in the world. Dawn has several abilities one being able to shift to shadows and shift any object in her hand as well. With this ability and your acrobatics skill you solve the games varying puzzles. The puzzles are rather simple but being able to shift to shadows gives puzzle solving a rather unique and fun touch.

The style of the game is very noir and reminds me of some of the old crime drama movies. The graphics are absolutely fantastic for such a small game. Even with lower settings the game still managed to look stunningly good even if a bit less detailed. The game is a bit fps heavy and occasionally the fps will drop low but this mostly happens when entering a new area. The soundtrack on the other hand was a bit of an disappointment since it didn't leave much of an expression on me. It fulfills its purpose and that's about it.

Conclusion:
This is a perfect game if you have few hours to spare and you still want to enjoy a good story. There is only few hours of gameplay and I managed to squeeze only 7 hours of gameplay even though I did a 100% run. Now this is not a big issue since I think the game still manages to deliver a great story with a perfect ending. The price is rather expensive for such a short game so you might want to wait until it is on sale unless you want to support indie developers.

Aesthetical/Visual Style: 10/10

Sound/Audio: 6/10

Gameplay: 8/10

Narrative: 8/10

Overall Score: 32/40 ~ 80%
Zamieszczono: 27 maja
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
7 z 7 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Produkty na koncie: 176
Recenzji: 4
2.5 godz. łącznie
Short but beautiful and unique, Contrast is a game for those who like puzzles and platforming. It tackles on the mature theme of family dysfunction and while it doesn't explore it as much as I wish due to its short length it's still a beautiful game. The mix of 2D and 3D platforming at times works but at times feels buggy or inconsistent, but for an indie game it's not anymore then what you would expect.
Zamieszczono: 16 kwietnia
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie

Nagrody

"E3 Best Indie Game" - IGN
"E3 Best Indie Game" - Jeuxvideo.com
"E3 Best Indie Game" - EGM