CONTRAST è un gioco a piattaforme/rompicapo in cui ti sposterai in un baleno tra un fantastico mondo 3D e un misterioso universo d’ombre in 2D. Esplora un mondo onirico e surrealista degli anni ’20, ispirato all’atmosfera artistica del cabaret e dei film noir, e allietato da una suggestiva musica jazz.
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Data di rilascio: 15 nov 2013

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2013 - Become your own shadow in this 1920s vaudeville adventure."
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30 ottobre


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

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CONTRAST è un gioco a piattaforme/rompicapo in cui ti sposterai in un baleno tra un fantastico mondo 3D e un misterioso universo d’ombre in 2D. Esplora un mondo onirico e surrealista degli anni ’20, ispirato all’atmosfera artistica del cabaret e dei film noir, e allietato da una suggestiva musica jazz.

In questo universo, in cui i confini tra spettacolo, magia, intrigo e inganno si confondono, assumi il ruolo di Dawn, l’amica immaginaria di una bambina di nome Didi. Avrai il potere di spostarti da un paesaggio incantato in 3D a un mondo d’ombre parallelo in 2D. Fai luce su una misteriosa vicenda manipolando le fonti di luce nel mondo 3D per distorcere, ingrandire o allungare le ombre in 2D. Tali alterazioni e il passaggio tra la luce e l’ombra saranno gli elementi chiave per risolvere i numerosi rompicapi che metteranno alla prova la tua materia grigia!

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    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: La colonna sonora originale e il diario di sviluppo saranno collocati nella tua cartella CONTRAST all’interno della directory Steam: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\Contrast\CONTRAST_Programme-OST
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 ottobre
Gioco davvero carino, anche se devo dire che è molto corto, in 4 ore l'ho finito al 100%. Il gioco di ombre mi è piaciuto molto, facile in molti punti e in molti rompicapi. Se lo trovate a questo prezzo, o meno, è consigliabile.
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27 persone su 29 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 ottobre
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 persone su 19 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 luglio
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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14 persone su 15 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 dicembre
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 persone su 14 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 novembre
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 persone su 10 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 ottobre
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 persone su 8 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 dicembre
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 persone su 12 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 novembre
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.

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8 persone su 9 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 ottobre
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 persone su 8 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 settembre
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 persone su 35 (60%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 ottobre
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 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 ottobre
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 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 ottobre
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 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 ottobre
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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5 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 ottobre
While I really enjoyed this game, it was short. 3-4 hours short. If you can pick it up on sale, it's definitely worth it.
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9 persone su 14 (64%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 ottobre
Contrast is an exceptionally good game, if you enjoy what it does.

The sterotypical 12-year-old Call Of Duty player, or the stereotypical Madden-fanatic dudebro, are not going to like this game, nor are they going to understand what makes it so cool, or so fun to play.

But if you're the kind of gamer who can appreciate beautiful visuals, innovative gameplay, and a story-driven experience, Contrast is definitely worth a look.

First off, the artwork in this game is gorgeous. It's a stylized, animated style which summons up a surreal Jazz Age Paris (?). It's affecting and evocative and surprisingly detailed.

The game's shadow-shifting mechanic is novel, and the puzzles I've encountered thus far are unusual, but not frustratingly so. The story's the thing here, in the end, and the traversal puzzles and the jumping are just what you do while moving through -- and moviing forward -- the plot.

Ultimately, this is a game which tells a story. It's told mostly through cutscenes, but the voice acting is generally superior, and the writing is solid, which keeps it all interesting. As has been said, there's a vaguely Bioshock feeling to the storytelling -- there's a mystery unfolding, and a faint air of tragedy or melancholy surrounding events, as if something sad is about to occur, unless it can be outrun or outthought.

You play as the shadow-shifting "imaginary friend" of a little girl named DiDi, whose parents are on the edge of serious trouble. The game doesn't fully explain itself at the start. and certain events make you wonder if the often surreal landscape you move through is simply reality colored by a young girl's imagination or something ... else ... yet to be discovered.

The game isn't perfect, of course. The shadow-shifting mechanic doesn't always activate as intended, forcing retries of a jump puzzle sequence. Also, for Steam PC users, the controls for this game were clearly designed for consoles, so if you have a USB game controller hooked to your PC, you'll almost certainly have a better time using that.

And again, the puzzles and the narrative style of Contrast will not appeal to every gamer, but if you're intrigued, I'd say take a look.

Contrast may well be a flawed gem, in some ways, but it's still a gem. Gamers often say they want "something different" in their gaming. Here it is. Recommended.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 novembre
Time for another Timeraider Reviews :P (SMALL SPOILERS INSIDE, NONE STORY-RELATED THOUGH) (30-11-2014)

So.. Contrast. Lets first get some things and negative points out of the way:

The game is very short. About 3-4 hours, 4-5 if you want to get all the collectibles.

I bought it during a 75% off sale, thus i cant judge well if it would be worth the full price. I would advice to wait for a sale .. like 50%-75% off :D Do keep in mind.. this is only based my normal 1 euro = 1 hour of gametime, nothing else.

Though it plays fine with a keyboard and mouse and has not a single problem while using those devices, as always i would advice playing a platformer with a controller. (Game has amazing controller support btw, even switching from keyboard to controller in the middle of a tutorial text, the line will change the keys the text redirects you to)

Now the good things:

The music is amazing. The jazzy style with some sweet vocals now and then made me finish this game quicker then expected due to being able to play longer without getting bored.

The atmosphere in the game is the other big part. It feels as if you got trown back into the past.. back to the time of the blues, gangsters and burlesque. Alot of the game being darker colored with not that much massively bright colored objects make it an amazing experience.

Now the platforming. When i started playing i felt trown back into another one of my favorite games in the past years.. Alice: Madness Returns. A 3D world from third-personview with platform elements while getting you further into the story in between. Even though Contrast doesnt hold any combat, the platforming parts are quite active... it doesnt just stop with moving platforms..nooooo.. because Contrast has something else.. shadows.
You are able to go into the light reflecting on walls etc. and go inside of your own shadow, allowing you to go alot further then just walking on physical objects. Combine this with being able to dash and be able to become a shadow even when mid-air makes for some exciting puzzles. Its not THAT hard but i can see some people taking their time at some puzzles for sure.

The story is great. Because your own personage stays on the background, you get fully emerged in the story of the child you are taking care of. Lets just say it has some nice twists and emotions (Not as emotional as Brothers: A tale of two sons (of which im not afraid to admit is the only game in history that literally made me shed a tear for a sec) with a good plot (though it might be slightly confusing for some ;D). I wont spoil anything of the story so enough about that!

Now the conclusion. Great game, nice controls, gameplay and atmosphere feel amazing and suck you in. Not supermemorable game that will change your life entirely but still a very very well-made game.
I would rate this game 7.5-8/10.
Not sure if i would pay full price since im a cheapass :P but at least worth looking into and certainly worth buying with any discount.

Its on 75% discount till 2 December (2014) btw.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 ottobre
This is a beautifully done and very underrated game. In my opinion I think it should be much more popular than it is. The gameplay is gorgeous and very unique and the story is touching. I wish the game was longer because it is so good but definitely worth it and right now (at this moment it is on sale) it is a complete steal!
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 dicembre
Contrast was really a beautiful experience. Glad to have discover this great game with the Focus Creative week sale.
The graphics are extremely pleasant and will bring you back to the 20's nostalgy, with a beautiful mix of influences, from the Vaudeville to the parisian streets abundant with Art Nouveau and Art Deco building, passing to the Film Noir.

The Gameplay is addictive and original; (I suggest to use a controller for a better experience) permitting you to pass from the physical, 3D world to the shadowy's in 2D.
The OST is astonishing and will please for sure to every Blues/Swing/Dixieland/Jazz Manouche fans and emphasize your immersion in this unique world.

The game, sadly, is super short... It would have deserved a longer story! But in the end, you'll definitely love it!
Contrast fut vraiment une belle expérience. Ravie d'avoir pu découvrir ce superbe jeu durant la semaine Focus Creative.
Les graphismes sont extrêmement plaisants et vous ramèneront dans la nostalgie des années 20, le tout avec un merveileux mélange d'influences, du Vaudeville aux rues parisiennes foisonnantes de bâtiments style Art Nouveau et Art Déco, en passant par les classiques du Film Noir.

Le Gameplay est addictif et original (je conseille d'utiliser une manette pour plus de plaisir) vous permettant le passage entre le monde physique en 3D et le monde des ombres en 2D.
L'OST est étonnante et plaira à tous les fans de Blues/Swing/Dixieland/Jazz Manouche qui se respèctent, tout en amplifiant votre immersion dans cet univers unique.

Le jeu, malheureusement, souffre d'une durée de vie trop courte... L'histoire aurait mérité quelques heures de plus! En fin de compte, c'est un jeu que vous apprécierez à coup sûr!
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
I really, really enjoyed this game. The concept is very unique and the story is pretty strong throughout the game. Reminded me of PS2 era games. Puzzles are well thought out if a little too tricky at times. I think this is a highly underated game and definetly worth playing if you enjoy puzzle games, or looking for a unique indie game experience.
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