Contre Jour is one of the latest games to become available for download in the Windows Phone Store, currently compatible with Nokia’s Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 handsets.
Sporting a French name but coming from Electronic Arts as an Xbox LIVE game, the new title promises an appealing graphical experience, along with a nice game play, all for only £2.29 ($2.99).
“As you probably guessed, Contre Jour is French which, when translated into English, means ‘against day’. It’s also a word used in photography and refers to photographs taken with the light source directly behind the subject, creating silhouettes,” Nokia explains in a blog post.
The game was designed with a great focus on visual elements, with dark scenes and light that brings only certain areas of the screen to the front so as to offer contrast for the different action points.
Those who will download and play the game will have to guide a little blob with a giant eye called Petit to safety while also collecting different sparkly things.
In a way, the game resembles a lot with the already popular Cut the rope, though the visual experience and available options differ a lot.
According to Nokia
, guiding the blob “would be easy if there weren’t giant gaps, bottomless pits, and Venus flytrap-looking nasties getting in the way. Plus, you’ve got no arms or legs, so navigating a treacherous landscape is a challenge to say the least.”
Users will have a variety of tools at their disposal to successful fulfill their mission, including sticky, stretchy tentacles that can be used as slingshots or to provide more control of your hero’s trajectory.
“Mounds of earth can be manipulated to a certain degree to get your blob (actually named Petit) moving and to give you a little more help when trying to jump a gap,” Nokia continues.
On top of all these, users will also enjoy great music when playing the game, courtesy of a collaboration with composer David Ari Leon, the man behind the music in Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk.
The game can be seen in the web Windows Phone Store via this link