Contrast is an upcoming platformer/puzzler from Compulsion Games for PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Contrast won a number of awards at E3:
- Best Platformer from Jeuxvideo.com.
- Best Platformer from Gamercast.net.
- Best Indie from EGMnow.com.
- Best of E3 (one of 8) from Sidequesting.com.
- Best Indie from IGN.com.
Here’s the official take on what the game is about:
Premièring to the world very, very soon, Contrast is a mystery centred around cabaret, live jazz, fairgrounds, acrobatics and illusions. But it’s no ordinary show! Through the marvels of modern technology, Contrast is coming to a Steam, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4 platform near you, louder than radio, faster than telegraph and more risqué than Lady Chatterley’s Lover! No more waiting in line for popcorn, no more pushy crowds, no more scalpers, this is the real deal! This kind of experience ain’t cheap though, folks – there’s a catch. A little girl, Didi, needs some company – she’s a good kid, but she’s got some family troubles and is livin’ in a complicated adult world. She really needs a pal to help her out – and this is where you come in.
You, the mystery audience member, will play Dawn, an enigmatic young lady tasked with helping Didi as she explores the world of Contrast. You will need to use Dawn’s tricks of light and shadow (through clever special effects, you will be able to become your shadow, at will, whenever your shadow appears on a wall!), and summon up all your improvisational skills to move the story along.
I personally absolutely LOVE the cabaret style, and this game looks extremely unique. Plus, the main character is a woman. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!