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Contrast Available for Pre-Order Now

/ Oct 17th, 2013 No Comments

Contrast is an upcoming puzzle-platformer from Compulsion Games releasing in mid-November. PC pre-orders are now available through Steam offering a 25% discount for users who pre-order.

Focus Home Interactive and Compulsion Games recently announced two packages for the game when it releases on the PlayStation Network, Steam and Xbox Games Store. There will be a standard digital version, which includes only the game. Additionally, a Collector’s Edition will be available for those who want extra bonuses. The Collector’s Edition includes a copy of Contrast’s original soundtrack and a 52-page art book called the Contrast “Programme”. The “Programme” features developer commentary throughout the book’s 52-pages. PC users pre-ordering on Steam will enjoy the 25% discount on the game and instant access to both the soundtrack and “Programme”.


The greatest show in town.

Contrast tells the story of a little girl named Didi and her imaginary friend, Dawn as they use light and shadows to follow Didi’s mother and estranged father through a world full of jazz, burlesque and circuses. The gameplay hinges on Dawn’s ability to phases in an out of shadows to reach different areas and solve puzzles.

[adsense250itp]To celebrate the news about Contrast’s pre-orders and Collector’s Edition, Focus Home Interactive and Compulsion Games released a new trailer for Contrast featuring a new song. Jazz singer, Laura Ellis, performs “House of Fire” from Contrast’s original soundtrack in the video. Compulsion Games wrote the lyrics with WaveGenerationAudio composing the music. PC pre-orders get access to “House of Fire” when they receive their copy of the game’s original soundtrack.

Contrast releases in mid-November for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PC.



Our Take: The PAX build of Contrast was highly impressive selling the burlesque, jazz and film noir vibes of the game well. Its gameplay was smart and clever utilizing shrewd lighting to add challenges to the puzzle solving and platforming. It is nice to see digital games do something cool to offer gamers an option to get a bit extra as a pre-order incentive. Contrast is a game that incorporates music in an integral manner and the artistic direction for the game is extremely strong. If the trailers are anything to go by, then most gamers will want a copy of the soundtrack. So for Compulsion Games to offer the soundtrack and a commentated art book for a few extra bucks is an extremely smart move.


Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

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