Contre Jour is an arcade puzzler that veteran gamers will see as a mashup of game mechanics and inspiration from several other popular titles. That said, Contre Jour is a well-executed melange, a fun and often challenging puzzle game with polished art and sound.
On each short level of Contre Jour, you're trying to get a charming little alien (essentially, a rolling eyeball) to the level's exit. The alien doesn't move on its own, so you need to use attached ropes (some elastic, some not, some with movable anchors), slingshots, malleable ground (which you can shape with a touch), teleporters, and other elements to get the alien to its goal. Each progressive level relies on an increasingly Rube-Goldbergian series of actions, which you must carefully time to get the alien to the exit--ideally grabbing between one and three floating blue lights along the way.
Contre Jour may not introduce a lot of new ideas as a puzzler, but it does a good job of refining some of our favorite ones--and it pulls them all together into an attractive and fairly addictive package. If you're a fan of arcade puzzle games, Contre Jour is definitely worth a download.
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Best Mobile Game of E3 GameProBest Mobile Game of E3 Finalist IGNBest Mobile/Handheld Game of E3 Nominee Game Critics AwardsBlurring the lines between games and interactive art, Contre Jour welcomes you to a hauntingly beautiful world shaped by the interplay of light and darkness. Use your finger to morph the landscape, propelling the mysterious creature Petit to safety. Pull, swipe, and tap gadgets such as tendrils, air geysers, and pulleys to complete clever puzzles. Set to a poignant orchestrated soundtrack from composer David Ari Leon, Contre Jour both delights and bedevils from start to finish.Press Quotes"Contre Jourseems like the complete package. It has challenging physics-based puzzles, a unique gameplay hook, beautiful graphics, and an eerie soundtrack. Keep a gigantic, rolling eyeball out for this game Slide To PlayI'm totally loving the look and feel of this one. TouchArcadeIt's a seriously gorgeous and addictive game, and I can't wait for it to come out. IGNThe star of [E3] was Contre Jour, a darkly-weird platformer where you manipulate the ground around you. GameProContre Jour Highlights 5 chapters featuring 100 unique levels, as well as 300 collectable lights, will have you playing for hours and hours. Use extremely intuitive controls to change the environment around you. 12 different interactive elements to master; portals, slingshots, tentacles, blowers and more. Stunning visual style places Contre Jour in a league of its own simply one of the most beautiful games of the year. Rich, organic and original soundtrack by David Ari Leon perfectly matches Petits journey. Get some headphones and lose yourself in the world of Contre Jour. Unlock a variety of achievements as you play, can you find them all?