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.
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.
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.
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!