Video Game Review: Contre Jour

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Contre Jour got brought to my attention because it’s being specially re-released to Windows 8 and IE 10. It was originally published for iOS systems in 2011, to much fanfare. It was the darling of video game critics, and for good reason. It’s a highly polished and fun puzzle game. The puzzles are constructed around planning the steps you want to do and then timing them just right to pull them off.

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As I don’t have Windows 8 or IE 10, I can’t tell you if the multi-touch update they’ve done to it works well. I can tell you it didn’t seem to work on my Macbook, which struck me with some irony since it was made for iOS originally. But, hey, that’s compatibility for you.

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I really enjoyed the game, and the nice thing is you don’t need to download anything. I did sink a good hour or so into playing through the levels. I can imagine this being perfect for an ipad to kill time when you’re waiting for an appointment or something.

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The music is beautiful. I’d probably be willing to listen to just the music for ever.

There’s also a nice behind the scenes video about what went into converting it. Well, I found it interesting anyway, because I’m a programming nerd. Though, I’m a bit confused as to why they’re interviewing the creator in the street. I think they were going for artsy but it just seemed odd.

So, give it a go and tell me what you think!

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Written by Pilbeam