Contre Jour

Contre Jour


(4 stars)


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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Hits the sweet spot between art and app
  • Darkly elegant aesthetics will please your inner goth
  • Clever puzzles making use of unique morphing mechanics
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Expert's Review

"Tendrils and geysers and and pulleys, oh my"

Reviewed by / Jul 07, 2014

Puzzling, artistic, dark, and elegant: morph the ground to roll the creature to safety

Contre Jour is a series of clever, beautiful puzzles for your inner goth child. It's darkly delightful to exploring how you can manipulate the world to help oddball Petit to the light endpoint of each level.

You have no control over the movements of Petit - neither does he - but instead can morph the ground itself. Create hills and valleys to use the pull of gravity to help you out. Hook Petit with hanging tentacles that propel him into the air, and use geysers and pulleys to creatively move him about the silhouetted world.

The 5 chapters - including 100 levels in all - are accompanied by a calming, slightly eerie piano soundtrack specially composed for the game. It hits the very sweet spot between art and app, and the game mechanic is wholly original. Highly worthwhile.

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Developer's original description available here
Blurring 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.

**Runs beautifully on tablets**

Contre 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 it’s own – simply one of the most beautiful games of the year.
• Rich, organic and original soundtrack by David Ari Leon perfectly matches Petit’s 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?

Recently changed in this version

* Various bug fixes and improvements

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Comments and ratings for Contre Jour
  • (69)

    by Ellena Moskovsky on 28/06/2014

    It was okay.

  • (69)

    by Andrew Chalubek on 24/06/2014

    Great puzzle game. Want more!

  • (69)

    by Ravinder Thakur on 23/06/2014

    Loved it

  • (69)

    by warren jones on 14/06/2014


  • (69)

    by Igor Kuznetsov on 13/06/2014

    Game fails after #best with headphones img# moto g 4.4.2.plz email me to debug

  • (69)

    by David Groves on 12/06/2014

    plays upside down on my Galaxy tab 2 10 inch

  • (69)

    by Kylie Williams on 16/05/2014

    I really want to play the game but it won't even open and it freezes my galaxy s4.

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