This trailer for upcoming video game Contrast shows how the game will blend 2D and 3D into one seamless entity.
Contrast is an appropriate title for the upcoming 2D/3D puzzle platform game being released by Focus Home Interactive and Compulsion Games. Why? Because the game will allow the player to shift between a strikingly realistic 3D fantasy world into a mysterious 2D world of shadows.
“Contrast is a very special project with its atmosphere, artistic direction and innovative gameplay and we knew that from the moment we saw the game,” said Cédric Lagarrigue, CEO of Focus Home Interactive. “We are delighted to be partnering with Compulsion Games and believe this project to be one of the biggest indie surprises of the year.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Focus to bring Contrast to the public. With all the effort and dedication the team has poured into this project, we feel we have found the partner that understands and fully embraces the creative artistry we have instilled in our game,” stated Guillaume Provost, creative director and founder at Compulsion Games. “Focus’ strong international presence, their experienced team and their unique understanding of Contrast make them the ideal partner to communicate the game’s vision to a worldwide audience.”
In Contrast, experience and explore a surreal 1920’s dreamscape, set in a vaudevillian-inspired, film-noir styled backdrop. In a world full of performance, magic, intrigue and deception, the player takes on the role of Dawn, the imaginary friend of a little girl, Didi. Every kid’s imaginary friend is special, and Dawn is no exception. She has the power to shift from the reality of the vibrant game stage into the shadowy parallel world. Gamers will be challenged to unravel the drama by leveraging light sources and manipulating real-world objects to affect the shadows placement, depth, height and overall weighting to solve mind-bending puzzles.
Take a look at the trailer below and let me know what you think. Contrast will be released later this year for PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.