Contre Jour

Maksym Hryniv

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
$0.99 Games 1.41 Aug 25, 2011 Mar 29, 2016 58.1 MB iOS 6.0 or later 4+
New in version 1.41

Various bug fixes and improvements


Best Mobile Game of E3 ‹ GamePro
Best Mobile Game of E3 Finalist ‹ IGN
Best Mobile/Handheld Game of E3 Nominee ‹ Game Critics Awards

Blurring the lines between games and interactive art, Contre Jour welcomes you to a hauntingly beautiful world shaped by the interplay of light and darkness.

Use your finger to morph the landscape, propelling the mysterious creature Petit to safety. Pull, swipe, and tap gadgets such as tendrils, air geysers, and pulleys to complete clever puzzles. Set to a poignant orchestrated soundtrack from composer David Ari Leon, Contre Jour both delights and bedevils from start to finish.

Press Quotes
"Contre Jour…seems like the complete package. It has challenging physics-based puzzles, a unique gameplay hook, beautiful graphics, and an eerie soundtrack. Keep a gigantic, rolling eyeball out for this game…” — Slide To Play

“I'm totally loving the look and feel of this one.” — TouchArcade

“It's a seriously gorgeous and addictive game, and I can't wait for it to come out.” — IGN

“The star of [E3] was Contre Jour, a darkly-weird platformer where you manipulate the ground around you.” — GamePro

Contre Jour Highlights
• 5 chapters featuring 100 unique levels, as well as 300 collectable lights, will have you playing for hours and hours.
• Use extremely intuitive controls to change the environment around you.
• 12 different interactive elements to master; portals, slingshots, tentacles, blowers and more.
• Stunning visual style places Contre Jour in a league of it’s own – simply one of the most beautiful games of the year.
• Rich, organic and original soundtrack by David Ari Leon perfectly matches Petit’s journey. Get some headphones and lose yourself in the world of Contre Jour.
• Unlock a variety of achievements as you play, can you find them all?

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Sean1001 on 11/4/2017
This game never got the recognition it deserved... if it did, they would have likely made many expansions like Cut the Rope. This game is very much on par, and better in many ways.
Great physics & style
panicrev555 on 6/3/2017
The trick is to complete each puzzle with maximum points on the first shot. Totally doable but requires strategic analysis. A very satisfying experience with a chill vibe.
Beautiful brain candy
celinasirena on 12/10/2016
The music, simple black and white colors, and the simple yet critical thinking game all come together for a great and beautiful game. I'm surprised it isn't more popular. It's definitely worth the 99 cents.
A Perfect Mix
Optimisam on 8/20/2016
This is such a relaxing and mentally stimulating game at the same time. The movements are so natural and the lovely soundtrack prevents the game from ever becoming too frustrating. This game is so simple yet so complex!
Best game!
Jerboss on 6/18/2016
Best IOS game I've played
Beautiful physics
Dr.Spazio on 3/24/2016
A beautiful, thoughtful game. Worth every penny.
Stunning and challenging
Sunnysue1980 on 3/17/2016
This game has me hooked. It's beautiful and each level is uniquely challenging.
Ad free again
Steelangl3 on 8/12/2015
Beautiful music, haunting visuals. No cash shop. Buy.
Crashes so much you can't play it on iPad
LRShipley on 7/5/2015
I purchased the iPhone version on my phone and then wanted to play it on my iPad but it crashes all the time -Ugh!!! Please fix this problem or I'll delete this fun game.
Worth it
Ashighmore on 12/29/2014
Great music and graphic, totally worth the dollar for noobs like me.
Peg Leg's Crown on 12/14/2014
Love it. Looks and plays amazing. No ads!!!
Stellar mix of calming complexity
PROPER GARAGE on 11/23/2014
Sometimes I just turn the game on to listen to the game. Great concept and even greater sounds. Love the environments.
55mimi on 11/8/2014
Keeps me engaged
One of my favorites
Matthew Wyatt on 10/29/2014
Excellent and challenging puzzles with tons of levels and visually striking to boot. Not to mention that it's one of the few games that I don't mind having the sound on for.
nikos.m on 6/20/2014
The best game in the AppStore by far!!! The music the graphics the gameplay all are perfect! PS.The ads are gone ;)
Challenging but relaxing
Anton Rang on 6/11/2014
The game mechanics are simple, but the solutions to a level can be tricky. There's a bit of creativity needed. This is a fun game when you have a few minutes to spare; recommended.
Charming and satisfying
pdxnoodle on 5/29/2014
The ads other users complained about have been removed. Contre Jour strikes a good balance between simplicity and complexity. There are only a few game mechanics, yet the levels are cleverly designed to combine them in inventive ways. Includes many levels. I've played through 4 of 5 worlds and it hasn't stagnated or worn out its welcome. Recommended.
Nice game
Jonneysmooth on 4/28/2014
Colors are cool. Pretty challenging. it different too
Jason Pearce on 3/22/2014
more levels plz
Best game out there!
Angiee_O on 2/16/2014
This is one if my favorite games, great idea.
solid game.
thebigdrrty on 2/7/2014
excellent gameplay and concept, beautiful limbo-esque graphics and brilliant sound make a great all-around game. touch controls on ground manipulations can be frustrating sometimes, but doesnt really detract from its finer points. 4.5 stars.
Lucas Tipton on 1/14/2014
It's a fantastic game beautiful challenging and a lot of fun
Amazing, artistic game, but...
boss5224 on 1/2/2014
The bubble ads that take a lot of space of the menu ruin the style of the game. At least you guys can have a "More Games" button, or something. But overall, an amazing game!
ad spam spam
Zep* on 12/28/2013
great game but the ad bubbles really ruin it. for that I only give it 1 star.
Remove the Ads!!!
TerryZ_88 on 12/15/2013
You are punishing paying customers for playing this GREAT game. Ridiculous! Huge down arrow! Please remove the ads.
All time favorite, but
Contra jour  on 12/8/2013
This game will always be a favorite of mine and was one of my first games on the appstore. Pls look at the reviews here. People hate ur bubbles! This game will die if u dont take them out! Pls what u done is taken a beautiful, amazing, magical experience and destroyed it with ur adverts. Whos stupid idea was that?
Artsy and cute
Axelay80 on 12/8/2013
Although the controls can be frustrating, Contre Jour is a stunning game with beautiful music. It falls into the "collect 3 things before reaching the exit" genre but does it with more style than most. Unfortunately this will probably be the last Chillingo game I purchase. The ads are intrusive and ruin the game's aesthetic. Not in a game I PAID for, please.
I didn't pay for ads!
mynameisfrank on 12/7/2013
I really love this game, so when the iOS update came out & Contre Jour wasn't compatible, I was pretty disappointed. Fast forward to now, when I find it working again but there are these extremely annoying and intrusive bubble ads covering the screen. WTH? Usually I pay money for games because I DON'T want that kind of crap. Please fix!
Jenny and the Jets on 11/30/2013
Get rid of the giant ugly bubble ads in the corner.
Ads in a game I paid for?
Scurvy pirate on 11/30/2013
Screw that.
Really!?! Garbage ads!
R3s3rvo1rD0g on 11/26/2013
Paid for this awhile back got stuck and quit playing it. Went back to play only to discover that some update inserted some stupidly annoying 'ad bubbles'!?! Sorry but you can definitely be assured I WON'T be buying anymore of your products when you pull stupid stuff like that. Weak.
Casually beautiful
Johnnydontgo on 8/31/2013
This little physics game leaves all the others in the dust. From the graphics to the music, it's casual and thought provoking, without demanding a lot of my time. Totally worth the .99 price tag.
James2710 on 8/29/2013
IPhone/IPod 5 support
IAmStaka on 8/29/2013
I have purchased both the normal and the HD version and have been enjoying the game for some time befor.e.. however, now i installed it back, tried on my iPhone 4s and my iPad but the game keeps crashing, i tried both versions on both iDevices.... it crashes immediately at start! Fix Please!
iPod 5 support!!
Billy Pm on 8/2/2013
The game overall is great, but it NEEDS iPod 5 support!!!
Great Game
Danieleaf on 7/26/2013
Love the design and gameplay. Glad I decided to check it out.
Come on
Ltuigghdutihhyyight on 7/8/2013
It's beautiful and inspired, and really should get five stars, but not having proper iPhone 5 support at such a late stage is unacceptable.
TalkinPotatoMan on 7/2/2013
It's really fun, only 4 stars cause it's not optimized for iPhone 5, please optimize
Beautiful game
Harlan Juengling on 7/1/2013
Not to sound like one of those people, but this game is genuinely beautiful. It is fun, intriguing, and visually wonderful. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Slojem on 6/27/2013
Beautiful. Such a nice switch from the busy colorful screens of other games.
Nice but needs 5 support
BlinkForver on 6/12/2013
It's a beautiful relaxing game with stunning graphics and breath taking music which kind of reminds be of a Pixar film. Noticeably the Ratatouille and Up. Merci (: IPhone 5 support please
Awesome game
Hxiuczigstbao on 6/12/2013
This game is a great game. It is very intertaining and a great way to kill time. Highly recommended.
Beware of crashes
Ninja- saurous on 6/11/2013
I love this game, it is beautiful and so much fun to play. Sadly though, it crashes on me frequently. Would get 5 stars if the crash problem was fixed.
It's a nice chillaxing game
ILoveMetal!! on 6/11/2013
Nice visuals calming music that also helps with concentration and challenging!! Definitely no regrets buying this!!! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
Great Game
Jumbliness on 6/5/2013
I love the game. It's incredibly relaxing and visually stunning. However, the app has started to crash incessantly on me now. I can only play it for about 2 minutes before it crashes. Please fix this! The problem has led me to uninstall the app! I want to play it though. If youre wondering whether you should buy it or not, i would say buy for sure. Its like cut the rope but more fun, in my opinion.
Great, but has a small bug
AngryUser12345 on 6/2/2013
Hi chillingo your games are great ad this game is especially great but one bug fix I recommend for you to solve is the closing glitch as I call it because when I'm jamming, playing the game, it closes unexpectedly, many of the users of this game may have no problems , but for me 4 stars is good, it'll be 5 stars as soon as this gaming glitch is fixed. Sincerely, Unknown...
Awesome on iPhone 5!!
Robert W (Houston) on 6/1/2013
This game is really fun and pretty challenging! Really makes you use that brain of yours. And I don't see how some reviews on here say that some levels have impossible odds to get a perfect on every level. I've played about 45 levels and have been able to get a perfect. Definitely worth it. I will say though that at times your fingers get too close trying to multiple things at once that it won't register sometimes. I really love this game though!!!
jnfl XV on 6/1/2013
Absolutely enjoyable
From fun to frustrating
skelekatie on 5/30/2013
Beautiful graphics, fairly original idea. It was really fun at first but got too challenging too fast. The sound effects are just like some heard in "Abe's Odyssey" (PS1).
Beautifully designed
Swanie on 5/29/2013
Gorgeously stylized graphics and really fun gameplay. I highly recommend this game.
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