Video game developer Compulsion Games have recently released the launch trailer for Contrast, their multiplatform puzzle-platformer which has recently launched worldwide for the PC and Xbox Live and in North America for the Playstation 4 (All as a digital download title) and is soon to be available on the Playstation 4 in PAL regions and the Playstation 3.
The game sets out to draw players into a surreal 1920’s 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. Unlike the new upcoming Zelda game which I critiqued Link for having a bland special ability (Turning into a wall-painting version of himself), this seems to work better due to the shadow mechanics involved in wall walking.
Guillaume Provost | Creative Director and Founder at Compulsion Games
Creating Contrast was a journey, and ultimately a celebration of our craft. 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.