Contre Jour HD

Maksym Hryniv

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
$2.99 Games 1.41 Aug 25, 2011 Mar 29, 2016 74.4 MB iOS 6.0 or later 4+
New in version 1.41

Various bug fixes and improvements


Apple has named Contre Jour HD iPad Game of the Year in more than 10 countries across Europe and Asia in App Store Rewind 2011. Thanks to Apple and all of our wonderful fans for supporting this special game.

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
• Five 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.
• Twelve 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?

iPad Screenshots
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Precious gift
Cookester24 on 7/10/2017
For children and adults alike, are captured by a kinder, gentler way to pass time than with explosions, murder and looting. Much gratitude goes out to the creators.
Real game
Ukrainian one on 6/29/2017
Worth it to spend $3
It's a beautiful game
Biggirlelise on 4/23/2017
Worth the money, clever, and gorgeous
A pretty, clever, and utmost gentle game
Desgardes on 3/19/2017
Challenging and rewarding, with great sound design to minimize frustration, Contre Jour is a game of stress relief and finger dexterity.
Awesome game
vblol on 1/28/2017
If you like World of Goo, you will love this game!
A GAME, not a money sucking vacuum!
Metal Queen on 12/24/2016
The art is beautiful, the music pleasing. I play at the end of my evening after tiring of my "in app purchase" games and my tolerance for greedy developers is shot. It's relaxing and challenging. Sometimes I go back to lower levels just to clear my head for sleep. It never tells you "you FAILED, youSUCK, YOU'RE DEAD!" Instead you get pleasant feedback, and you can determine if you need or want to do better, or simply find nirvana in the art & completion of the puzzle. Love it☘😎☘
Totally worth $3
Flyr7962 on 11/11/2016
Contre Jour, if you like these types of puzzle games you will enjoy this one, pleasing design, humor, most of the puzzle's aren't too difficult but there are a number of head scratchers, plenty of fun for three bucks. The game works very well, the way in which you grab the little eye ball/head works flawlessly and allows you great control of the game pieces, well suited to the iPad inerface.
Bet ya don't show this one!
Deboe J. on 9/29/2016
This game WAS fun......till level 10!!! Then it all comes to an end!!!! Whenever they WARN you about skipping the level, you know it's over! People, don't believe all the positive reviews like I did, don't waste your money on this one.
Drftnjna on 9/24/2016
Worth it
Josh & Rosemary on 9/6/2016
This game is an adorable, soothing work of art.
Awesome and worth every penny
patado undead mage on 8/10/2016
One of the best puzzles I've ever played. One of the best games I've ever played period. And I'm a gamer. Reminds me of the game Portal.
Very cool
Codarama on 6/14/2016
Just get it if you like 'physics' games.
Contre Jour
Logan the epic on 6/12/2016
This is that great game that everyone should play. Only people who truly understand it, and can find their own interpretation of it are the ones who will find this game appealing . For me, it is one of the reasons why I get up in the morning. I even bought the soundtrack and listen to it almost every day. This game is more than just game which is why it deserves more than a 5/5.
A work of art
Dubs1 on 4/23/2016
Beautiful graphics and score plus addicting gameplay....this is art in action people..and proves the power of games when you do them completely right.
colinsk on 4/17/2016
Beautiful and fun. If you like interactive puzzles I highly recommend this one.
New version? :D
skatermikale on 3/29/2016
This was my favorite app game back in the day. Gonna reinstall it to my phone and play it again.
Contre Jour is very absorbing!
Judyd58 on 1/28/2016
I first fell in love with Mr. Leon's music on Smule Piano. I played the songs over and over, wondering where they came from. Finally checked it out on iTunes and found that the music was created for this game. Now, I'm hooked on the game. I LOVE brain teasers and this is a good one! I highly recommend Contre' Jour!
Relaxing mellow fun game
wonderingaboutthat on 1/16/2016
One of my favourites iPhone games! Beautiful soundtrack and sound design. Great layout and gameplay, appealing aesthetics, and nice flow of difficulty as you progress through the levels.
LordOfAllDucks on 1/10/2016
Amazing atmosphere. Great music. Immersive gameplay. A great game to play when you're stressed.
Still one of my favorites
DR.ankin on 1/1/2016
I've had three iPads and install this on each one. The music alone is awesome and without the Ads it is one of the best games out there to just chill with. Definitely worth trying if you want a laid back mellow game.
Great game
Crotelette on 11/15/2015
Difficulty gets pretty intense as you progress. Great modern puzzle game. Design is cool too.
mas1982 on 11/13/2015
Very repetitive. Lost interest after a few minutes
Todd.B on 10/6/2015
Made it to level 40 and just close her down. Was hoping for more variety.
Great, Wholesome Fun
Richnutella on 8/2/2015
This game is part dexterity and part puzzle. The rules make it so you have to manipulate the environment instead of the character, which requires a shift in how we usually play games. Beyond that, you have to figure out how to navigate the little guy through these boards, which can require a fair bit of timing and finesse. I highly recommend it!
Fun smart
Duffman99098 on 7/28/2015
And definitely different!
The cutest game in the world
AlexVrenev on 7/23/2015
Awesome music, beautiful design and interesting missions
Lunar Elegance
Jokerz54321 on 6/29/2015
Two words: Lunar Elegance
Sarah Chodesh on 6/20/2015
Very entertaining too.
Fantastic game
FPC-Barcelona on 6/18/2015
No ads here, just a really fun, challenging game.
Similar gameplay but frustrating controls
Hdiehard on 5/11/2015
This title is similar to CTR (my favorite!) but I found the controls too frustrating to continue past the first "world" before I deleted the app. With this developer's other titles, the controls are very straightforward and easy to understand & implement. For some reason I just had trouble getting the hang of manipulating the blob-earth...sometimes I would move it and it would do what I wanted, other times I would do the same action and it wouldn't budge, or move the blob in a different, unintended way. Looking forward to other titles from this developer, though! :)
Not a fan
tianma81 on 4/1/2015
First I hate the cheesy piano music. Solo piano music? Feels cheap production-wise and does little to support the mood. In my opinion. Second I just feel no affection towards the one-eyed monster. "Why am I delivering you towards a portal? I don't even like you. And why do you want to go there anyhow? Did I miss the plot here?"
Very cool.
Malba11 on 3/16/2015
Nice concept and good playability.
Audio issue
Ivelisse Lopez on 3/14/2015
The audio is no working.
Bookworm42 on 2/19/2015
A beautiful, atmospheric, relaxing game. A tour de force.
Love this game !
Jackiebabee on 2/8/2015
Unique & one of a kind
Intelligent, cute and addictive
Richels on 2/5/2015
Says it all. Loved it 2 years ago when I first bought it. Now it's even better on the iPhone 6 plus
I Love This Game!!!
Filishark on 12/24/2014
The beautiful music keeps me playing this game. The game is also very nice, and the dark colors make it even more relaxing to play. Very nice job!
Katiefrancisco on 12/4/2014
Delightful game, enjoyable music. Both challenging and relaxing.
the 316s on 11/11/2014
Love it!
Beautiful in every way
Bouglas on 10/22/2014
No ads. Wonderfully conceived. Almost perfectly executed. A joy to play and play again.
Really engaging!
phillipsdf on 9/28/2014
Nice graphics, cool idea.
Great now the ads are gone
njdcampbell on 5/4/2014
Costs $3 to get rid of the adds but well worth it - they are highly intrusive an ruin the mood of the game.
Super fun.
Srs331 on 4/27/2014
Fun, challenging, and relaxing. I like games that I have to use my brain and this is the perfect combination of features. Thanks!
Wonderful game!
Mysterious•Masked•Cat on 4/22/2014
I really love this game, the colors, the music, everything. I find it rather peaceful. It's also a very fun game, similar to Cut the Rope.
Sander Campos on 4/14/2014
Fun Puzzle
RockClimbingFool on 4/5/2014
Good puzzle game concept. Good artwork. Relaxing soundtrack. Not sure what else you could ask for. 5 stars.
Back to 5 stars
Tony Stark - on 4/4/2014
It was always a great game. Now that ads are gone its once again a five star app!!
Great game
Ms. Mo1970 on 3/29/2014
Great game - Definitely makes you think.
Cute game...No Ads
SirenSword on 3/19/2014
Love the game. It's simple and fun. Graphics are amazing.
Ads are gone, great customer service
SSAJCM on 3/10/2014
I loved this game on my nexus 7 and wanted to buy it again for ios. Reading the reviews I was saddened to hear they had added ads to a paid app. I emailed Chillingo to ask why they did this and received a response saying they had removed this feature that advertised their other games. I purchased immediately. This game is beautiful. It's fun, challenging and has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. I especially love the ability to skip any level I just can't seem to beat. There are in-app purchases but these are unnecessary to buy. You can unlock every level the old fashioned way.
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