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“Contrast”: Didi’s Trailer

Contrast, the platform/puzzler developed by Compulsion Games for PC, the PlayStation®Store and Xbox LIVE® Arcade is pleased to tell you more about one of the main characters from its cast through a charming, jazzy trailer: Didi, a little girl trying to reunite her parents with the help of Dawn, her imaginary friend.

In this trailer, discover Didi, an independent, adventure-loving, spirited little girl who lives with her mother, Kat. Her father, Johnny, left Didi and Kat some time ago, but Didi yearns for her father’s return every day and compensates for his absence through Dawn, a friend, who always seems to be by Didi’s side when no one else is around.

As you spend time with Didi, you will cast light on a shadowy story, exploring an adult world as seen through the eyes of this little girl. Play as Dawn and manipulate light sources to distort, enlarge or stretch the 2D shadowscape, and combine that with your shadow shifting powers to help solve the many puzzles surrounding Didi’s troubled family.”

Man, this new trailer for indie game Contrast looks great. The catchy, jazzy song is a perfect fit, and the whimsical visuals are pretty spectacular. Unfortunately, it being a puzzle platformer basically means I’m going to be horrible at it since my platforming skills are non-existent (but like that’s going to stop me from trying.)

Lucky individuals at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA (August 30 – September 2) and Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (August 22 – 25) will be able to check out the game at the Compulsion Games booth. The rest of us have to wait for an as of yet undetermined release date, but we’ll be keeping an eye out on Contrast‘s website for updates.