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.
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Data de lançamento: 15/nov/2013

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[HALLOWEEN SALES] Join Didi and Dawn in Contrast, currently 75% off on Steam, and shift between light and shadow in a blink of an eye.

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“The interaction is stellar”
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“It’s as if Limbo and Bioshock Infinite had a baby while watching Pan’s Labyrinth”
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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

Requisitos de sistema

    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
Análises úteis de usuários
23 de 28 pessoas (82%) acharam esta análise útil
19.5 hrs registradas
Publicada: 15 de julho
Primeiramente não da pra não citar o fato de jogarmos com a Dawn que nos é apresentada como a amiga imaginária da nossa protagonista ( Didi ), bastante falastrona, engraçada certas ocasiões, e que tem de passar por diversas situações complicadas envolvendo sua família,
o que ao decorrer do jogo acabamos por entender..a Dawn a ajuda durante todo o game,
poucas são as ocasiões que e protagonista interfere diretamente.

a ideia de podermos interagir com um 'segundo' mundo, que é o das sombras, foi algo novo, que achei que estranharia, ou teria dificuldade ou algum sofrimento para lidar rs, mas pelo contrário, se tornou muito natural em pouco tempo de jogo, e os Puzzles que o game nos faz ter de lidar, não são difíceis [ eu não achei ], porém exige certa atenção e raciocínio especialmente nos últimos momentos do Game, que eles ficam um pouco mais complicados e se não pararmos, pensar.. etc. podemos ficar horas ali :D, as habilidades que vamos ganhando ao decorrer dos Atos, são bastante interessantes, destaque pra habilidade da Dawn similar
a do Flash ( só que não huahua )..
eu curti muito o design do Game, achei muito bacana, e por vezes que,
[ pra ser mais exato próximo ao fim do game ] temos que lidar com aspetos interativos de luz
e sombra, são muito interessantes e fazem o desafio dos puzzles mais legais.

único ponto negativo pra mim foi o fato de ser muito curto o Game, { tive que zerar/finalizar duas vezes pra ficar satisfeito kkkkk }, o mesmo acompanha uma trilha sonora impecável que se encaixa perfeitamente, e uma história bastante intrigante em alguns momentos e com um final.. bem não vou falar do final. ao terminarmos o Game, fica a sensação de é só isso ?, não tem mais ? uma sensação ruim, quando acabamos por gostar do Game e esperávamos uma jornada um pouco maior no mesmo..

em alguns momentos a jogabilidade é um pouco travada, falha ao entrarmos em contato com as sombras e lá se vai a Dawn caindo do precipício :/ , e existem alguns objetos que ficam bugados algumas vezes quando mais precisamos dos mesmos..
e outras simplesmente sem motivo.. porém, não tira o brilho do Game DE FORMA ALGUMA!!

Campanha: 8/10
Trilha sonora: 10/10
Gráficos/visual: 8/10
Arrependimento: de não ter comprado/jogado o Game antes.

Vale cada centavo mesmo fora de uma promoção!! :)
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
5.4 hrs registradas
Publicada: 28 de agosto
Um lindo jogo, de visual e historicamente falando. Com drama psicológico e adulto, trata de temas como traumas e crenças infantis. O gameplay é bem interessante e os puzzles são bem elaborados.
A ambientação do jogo é tão boa que junto a história daria um belo filme.

Tempo para concluir o jogo (Game Length): 4 h

Arte: 5
Desafio: 4
Diversão: 5
Gameplay: 5
História: 5
Jogabilidade: 4
Trilha Sonora: 5
Geral: 5/5
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
4.9 hrs registradas
Publicada: 13 de outubro
Não resisti as screenshots e videos, acabei comprando. Para quem curte jogos no estilo "Plataforma" e "Quebra-cabeças" é recomendado! Apesar do jogo ser curto com poucas horas de gameplay e conquistas simples, não deixou nada a desejar.
Recomendo!
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
4.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 10 de outubro
O jogo mescla as plataformas 3d e 2d de forma bastante inteligente e com gráficos muito bons para um indie. A história é cativante, ambientada nos anos 20 e com o áudio para os amantes de jazz. Criatividade nota 1000 para as sombras e formas de se interagir com elas. Alguns bugs de controle presentes, mas nada que retire o brilho desse excelente jogo. Achei o final intrigante. Recomendo. 8/10
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
4.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 28 de setembro
O conceito é ótimo assim como a ambientação, mas eles se apoiaram tanto nisto que no final só vi puzzels fáceis e um história pobre.

7.5/10
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1 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
3.5 hrs registradas
Publicada: 24 de junho
É um jogo excelente, e divertido utilizar das sombras para alcançar os objetivos.
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3 de 5 pessoas (60%) acharam esta análise útil
1.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 10 de julho
Entediante, puzzles fracos e não me apeguei ao enredo.
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27 de 29 pessoas (93%) acharam esta análise útil
7.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 26 de outubro
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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17 de 19 pessoas (89%) acharam esta análise útil
5.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 3 de julho
This colourful and atmospheric game will put you as beautiful shadow inside 1920s film noir dreamscape to help a little girl solve problems with her family.
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15 de 16 pessoas (94%) acharam esta análise útil
2.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 14 de dezembro
There are so many cool ideas floating around Contrast without a vessel to carry them.

A puzzle platformer focused around shadows in a wondrous 1920's Paris, it showcases so much potential but fails to utilize it into something compelling. There's a sense developer Compulsion Games wanted to do a lot more with the concepts they introduce, but whether for time or budget reasons were forced to dial back and condense the experience, the results of which are often middling at best.

Contrast opens itself from the start with a desire to tell a dark, complicated story of a family split apart, with a husband in debt to some bad people, a mother who just wants the best for her child, and said child blissfully unaware of the trouble surrounding her as she just wants both her parents back. It's promising beginnings however are quickly cast aside for poorly written reunions, characters that seem to recognize the own stupidity of their actions yet follow them anyway, and a juxtaposition of science fiction elements that are all rushed and strung together as if the writer lost sight of the narrative halfway through and began grasping at straws to tie it all together.

Everything interesting about Contrast's plot, from its world of shadow people, impossible environmental deformation, and female led cast are underutilized and painfully unexplored. I wanted to know more about what was happening but all I ever got were a handful of documents left lying around which sketch out a scenario so haphazard and contrived that the story is worse off for including them. Compulsion went through the trouble of making a great environment for your character to explore, but stretched it too thin while simultaneously having nothing to discover if you want to deviate from the set path. It's a lifeless, sterile city that seems so mysterious from afar but ultimately has nothing to show you as you make your way through its barren streets as quickly as possible.

Contrast's main mechanical hook of being able to jump into shadows is on paper really neat and creates an immense about of possibilities for puzzle designs and world navigation, but like everything in Contrast it's underdeveloped and poorly implemented. The places you're able to shadow jump (for lack of a better term) are fairly minimal, and you spend more of your time walking around in the real world lifting boxes and trying to control your finicky character. When Contrast works it's tedious and does a lousy job explaining its mechanics, opting for style over engaging gameplay which gets lost under the mountain of technical issues.

Your character moves awkwardly as if it's a puppet trying to break free of its strings. I was constantly clipping on edges while attempting to platform onto places I needed to, and even simply entering shadow mode failed more often than not, sending me careening to my death as an obnoxious restart sound bite played for the umpteenth time. Audio, graphical, and performance issues round out the family of technical incompetency that more than anything sell home the fact that Contrast needed more time in the oven.

With how great the foundation of Contrast is, to see it come together in such a halfbaked manner is truly unfortunate. There's a very clear vision amid the mediocrity that the developer had much bigger plans than the neutered length allowed them to execute, which makes it so disappointing they weren't able to hold the game back from release until they could be better implemented. I hope this isn't the last I see of Compulsion, but I pray they're given a better time frame for future projects that allows them to capitalize on the potential they almost completely missed this time around.
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13 de 14 pessoas (93%) acharam esta análise útil
2.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 29 de novembro
This game got a lot of love in it's production. Sweet graphics. Smooth controls. High production value music. A nice story to boot.

If you enjoy platformers on any level. Noir, France, Burlesque, imaginary friends.. any of those asthetics. Or even just a really well made game. You have to buy this.
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10 de 10 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
8.5 hrs registradas
Publicada: 28 de outubro
1 word: LOVELY.

This game truly is a piece of art, the most charming game I’ve ever played. The artwork is gorgeous and simulates a surreal, detailed world in an atmosphere similar to France in the 1920's. The soundtrack is also amazing and fits the game and environment perfectly. Contrast is overall quite original, from the shadow-shifting between two different worlds to the special artistic style.

It takes about 5 to 6 hours to complete. You could think this is rather short, but the delightful artwork really makes up for it. This game really is a story-driven experience, so if you're not into this, maybe this isn't really the kind of game for you.
I really like the story and the characters. They did a great job on the voice acting. The story is touching, lovely and well thought out, kind of mysterious due to the two different worlds. In the end, I still don’t really know which one’s “real” and which one isn’t.
The puzzles are special because of the shadow-shifting mechanism. Each puzzle is different, fun and challenging, not repetitive in my opinion.
Sometimes the game's a bit buggy, like the shadow-shifting mechanism between 3D and 2D at certain moments. The camera can also be a bit buggy and clumsy sometimes, but it doesn’t ruin the game.

Something you need to know: you can't change the controls. The game works with a QWERTY-setting, so keep this in mind. You can also play this with a controller, which I think suits the overall controls better. I still have to try this, though.

If it’s in sale, buy this immediately. Totally worth it.
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8 de 8 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
5.5 hrs registradas
Publicada: 13 de dezembro
The game has nice visuals, good story, perfect (as for me) music, and... hollow gameplay.
Still i would recommend this game to mark visual, sound, and story designers.

Гра дуже добре виглядає, має гарне опвідання, чудову як на мене музику, але взагалі порожній геймплей...
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10 de 12 pessoas (83%) acharam esta análise útil
7.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 9 de novembro
Contrast is unique puzzle game with 2D and 3D elements, beautiful art, nice soundtrack, adorable characters, and quite an interesting little story. However the game has its flaws. Aside from it being so short (about 5 hours at most) with very little replay value, it's pretty buggy (e.g. when moving objects they sometimes get stuck in the air, player character getting stuck inside walls, controls are a bit off making some puzzles very frustrating, and not to mention the occasional crash). If you can overlook the bugs I would say it's worth playing just for the interesting experience Contrast brings to the table.

7/10
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8 de 9 pessoas (89%) acharam esta análise útil
5.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 21 de outubro
Contrast.. is a rather intresting little gem, it takes less than 6 hours to complete fully - but the ride is so enjoyable and the mood is hit perfectly that I really have no regrets. I will however touch on a few issues; the controls - the whole shifting into shadows and out again sometimes bugs out, tossing you out of shadows for no actual good reason. In addition, some puzzles require you to stand in a specific place before it'll show you the progress, having spent about 30 minutes trying to make an impossible jump I face palmed fiercely when I found out by accident that I simply needed to walk onto the shadow of a cigarette.

However, those two issues aside? The game is worth the money, I wouldn't say you're getting spoiled rotten with content, but you will get an appealing little tale, with decent graphics, amazing music score, and a fresh take on the platforming genre.
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7 de 8 pessoas (88%) acharam esta análise útil
10.5 hrs registradas
Publicada: 3 de setembro
It's an alluring game artistically and the story is both entertaining. The platforming is not too difficult and the puzzles worth the effort. I found myself more apt to wander a bit to explore the world, but the game doesn't give you sandbox freedom. Voice acting is good, and the little girl steals the show. My only complaint really is that platformng would occasionally get stuck on geometry. The controls are okay - would be nice to be able to bounce off walls. There were a few situations in Act 3 where a light cart would get stuck or a ball would end up in the wrong place and I was unable to move it back. An addition of nice save spots in Act 3 would have been a good. What could have better?...a bit more interaction with the little girl..with Dawn voiced. That would help. She is mute the whole game. Or maybe just some scenes where Dawn shows some emotion. I think that dymanic was missing. Overall a good puzzle-story-platformer. Not too hard, not too long, plenty engrossing.
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21 de 35 pessoas (60%) acharam esta análise útil
4.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 11 de outubro
Contrast starts on a very clever gaming mechanism but ends up falling short. The story is dull, the characters are botched, the game-play is repetitive and the controls are clunky. The whole game can be 100% completed in one seating of 4 hours.
That is a pity because the premise of this game, the atmosphere, the era and the soundtrack are top notch. All the ingredients were there to make this game mythical. However, the poor execution ends up ruining the show and the whole thing feels sour in the end.
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
3.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 29 de outubro
Contrast is a good game for people who are just starting out in the puzzle genre, but the more experienced puzzlers will not face any big challenges when playing this game.

The shadow mechanic is interesting and the puzzles are interesting, but there aren't very many and they aren't hard either. I was expecting something more and a lot harder. The larger puzzles still only take a few minutes to solve. If you're looking for a real puzzle game, you will be dissapointed.
However, the atmosphere of the game is great: the puzzles tie in nicely with the story, the collectibles (documents and photos) are actually worth collecting, as they add some background to the story and the story is quite funny at times.


If you're looking for a challenge, this game probably isn't for you. If you're looking for a nice story with a bit of player interaction, you'll most likely enjoy this. However, I'd suggest you wait 'til the game is on sale, as you'll easily play through it in under 4 hours.

In short: you like storie? Get this when it's on sale, it's very enjoyable but too short! You like puzzles? Better look for a more dedicated puzzle game.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
4.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 17 de outubro
I really enjoyed this game! The puzzles were fun and challenging, the graphics were awesome and the soundtrack amazing. I only wish that is was longer.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
5.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 14 de outubro
A great game well worth the price the detail that it has is amazing!

The only bad thing is the length of it, took 5 hours to 100% but worth it!
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