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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.

Cheers!
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 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (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…)

Announcement - Valve
Contrast is Now Available on Steam
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!

Community Announcements - Freki_FOCUS
CONTRAST, the inventive 2D/3D puzzle-platformer in which the player shifts in and out of the shadow dimension playing light against dark, launches tomorrow worldwide on PC and Xbox LIVE® Arcade, and on the U.S. PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®4! The game will also be available on PS3 on November 19 in the U.S. and on November 20 in Europe. Finally, European PS4 players will be able to delve into this amazing world of light and shadows on November 29.

To celebrate this long-awaited release, Contrast lets us discover its Launch Trailer, giving us an ultimate sneak-peak at the game before you can play it for yourself!




"Creating Contrast was a journey, and ultimately a celebration of our craft,” said Guillaume Provost, creative director and founder, Compulsion Games. “It is a story that came together by the efforts and support of our team, our partners, our fans, and by the dedication of everyone who helped propel the game to such unexpected heights. We are deeply grateful and humbled by the community's reactions, and the overwhelming enthusiasm that at long last, helped bring Contrast to light."

CONTRAST, developed by independent Montréal-based studio Compulsion Games, draws players into a surreal 1920s dreamscape; a vaudevillian, film noir-inspired world where the boundaries between showmanship, magic, intrigue and deception are blurred. In CONTRAST players take on the role of Dawn, the imaginary friend of a little girl, Didi. Every imaginary friend is special, and Dawn is no exception. She has the unique ability to shift from the striking 3D fantasy stage into the mysterious 2D shadowscape. Like every family, Didi’s isn’t perfect; in fact they are as unique as they come with an aspiring cabaret singer mother and an absentee father. Didi’s only wish is to reunite her family. As Dawn, use shadow shifting abilities to solve intricate puzzles and uncover the secrets that plagues the family’s past.

With lyrics written by Compulsion Games and music composed by WaveGeneration Audio, specifically for CONTRAST, the original soundtrack envelops players with cabaret inspired music and the entrancing vocals of jazz singer Laura Ellis. Accompanied by a full voice cast, CONTRAST brings its illusory world to life as players leverage light sources and manipulate real-world objects to affect the shadows placement, dimension and overall weighting to solve multifaceted puzzles.
Product Release - Valve
CONTRAST is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam, and the Collector's Edition is 25% off!*

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!

Buy the Collector's Edition to receive the full game, plus the original soundtrack in mp3 form, plus a dev diary and digital art book.

*Offer ends at 10AM Pacific Time, November 15th 2013.
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