Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Philippa Warr)

Not that this lady seems freaky at all

Compulsion – the studio behind 2013’s cabaret shadow platformer Contrast – have semi-announced their next project.

The details on offer at the moment are scant, with even the name a mystery, but the developers confirm that the game will not be a sequel to Contrast:

“We haven’t ruled out doing one in the future, but after so long working on Contrast, we wanted to make something fresh. Something new and exciting. It involves masks, drugs and memory loss, but we swear it’s not a swinger’s party.”

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - Epy_FOCUS
[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.
Community Announcements - Compulsion
Hey everyone!

Contrast is 75% off right now, as part of the FOCUS sale, until 13 October. This makes it a whopping US$3.75.

We might be biased, but this is the cheapest Contrast has ever been, and is a great price. It could be a great gift for your [insert subject] teacher for Christmas this year, or as an interesting date night with your cabaret enthusiast friend.

If you guys and girls want to ask any questions about the game, we'll do our best to answer anything posted over on Contrast's community forums.


- Sam, and the rest of the team at Compulsion Games
Community Announcements - Neitsabes
Play with the shadows in Contrast with 75% off on Steam. Lead Didi and her friend Dawn through complex puzzles in an adult story told through the experiences of a whimsical child.

Also available, exceptional discounts on the entire Focus catalog including fresh releases such as Styx: Master of Shadows, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments and also ALL the publisher best sellers!

Jul 1, 2014
Announcement - Valve
To celebrate Canada Day, we're sorry to announce our Canada Day Daily Deal. We apologize in advance for great deals on a set of Canadian-developed titles, with discounts from 33% to 75% off*.

So put down those creatively flavored potato chips and see all the deals here. Poutine not included.

*Offer ends July 3rd at 10AM Pacific.

Community Announcements - Compulsion Games
Hey everyone - Contrast is 40% off for the next 48 hours! If you've been waiting for a deal, now's a great time to grab it. Plus, you can help us eat for the next few months.

For those who are curious, the Collector's Edition content includes:
  • Contrast
  • A 52 page art book (displayed side by side, so 26 pages on a pdf), that goes through the background of how we created Contrast
  • The soundtrack to Contrast, including two original songs sung by Laura Ellis.
If you want to chat about the game or ask us any questions, please feel free to drop by the forums.

As always, thanks for the support!
- Sam
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 40% on Contrast!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Thursday at 10AM Pacific Time
Community Announcements - Compulsion Games
Hey everyone

A small but very important update today - we've added Russian localization! You should now be able to select Russian alongside the other languages, and it should default to Russian if you system language is set to Russian too.

So, for our Russian players, Здравствуйте! I'm sorry it took so long to get this out; next time, Russian will be a much greater priority.

There are also a few minor bug fixes, and the game should be running pretty smoothly for you now.

Feel free to leave any feedback in the comments or in the forums.

Community Announcements - Compulsion Games
Hey team!

Thank you for the support so far! We have been paying very close attention to all your comments in your feedback/reviews, and we've been working really hard on addressing them. So, today we put out a major patch on Steam that fixed a whole lot of bugs (and you can now escape backwards through menus... huzzah!). We're really excited about it, because the game is playing really well, and much more as we originally intended.

Info on the patch is available here.

We'd love to hear your opinions on how the bug squashing went. And hey, if you feel like telling people about it, Contrast also just went on sale for 25% off!

Cool. Cool cool cool.

- Sam
Nov 15, 2013
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Alec Meer)

An appropriate title indeed. ‘Contrast‘ refers to the fact this platformer (of sorts) involves switching between light and shadow in order to solve puzzles, and to the disparity between the glitz and glamour of old Paris’ surface and the thuggery and domestic disharmony beneath such Moulin Rouge trappings. Sadly, and unintentionally, it’s all too easy to take it to mean the contrast between Contrast’s appealing style and concept, and its humdrum, chore-like reality. (more…)


Search news
Feb   Jan  
Archives By Year
2016   2015   2014   2013   2012  
2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
2006   2005   2004   2003   2002