Manila, Philippines — Microsoft Philippines announces its partnership with popular on-line game, Contre Jour. The partnership with Microsoft will allow enthusiasts to play Contre Jour using Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) for a fast and seamless gaming experience.
Contre Jour, which means “against daylight” in French, is one of today’s best tablet game that topped the App Store charts in 2011 making it the most selling iPad paid app in the U.S. Now, players of this game will not be limited to Apple products users as Microsoft is bringing Contre Jour online.
“This partnership—similar to our past initiatives with Cut the Rope, Pulse and Atari—is part of our continued effort to showcase the infinite possibilities with the web today,” said Jonathan Wong, Internet Explorer Lead for Microsoft Asia Pacific. “With features like multi-touch, Contre Jour showcases the heightened gaming experience once IE10 is available to the world with Windows 8 starting October 26.”
Designed by Ukrainian developer Maksym (Max) Hryniv, Contre Jour’s goal is to carefully guide the one-eyed character named Petit through the game’s 30 levels until he reaches the “blue light” (water) to rescue his love interest, the rose. In order to do so, the player needs to transform the landscape by swiping, pulling and tapping the multi-touch screen of the device or gadget being used.
“Contre Jour runs best with the new Windows 8 touch device and IE10. It also works great in IE9 on a Windows 7 PC, or any other modern browser,” shared Wong as he underscored the platform flexibility of Contre Jour. He added, “However though Contre Jour works with a mouse and keyboard, the final 10 levels only work with multi-touch.”
Jonathan Wong (right) giving a closer demo to a tech and gaming blogger Calvin Lo (left) of how Contre Jour is played using Internet Explorer 10 giving a more engaging, fast and fluid run of the game.
Microsoft Team [L-R]: Jonica Pena, Marketing Communications Manager, Microsoft Philippines; Jonathan Wong, Internet Explorer Lead, Microsoft Asia Pacific; Mae Rivera-Moreno, Windows Client Business Lead, Microsoft Philippines.
Contre Jour, especially now with IE10, brings in a more engaging experience for the online gaming-savvy community. “Internet Explorer 10 enables Contre Jour gamers with a fast and fluid multi-touch experience,” said John Pineda, a gaming expert and Microsoft Student Partner from the College of St. Benilde. “Since Contre Jour displays countless elements, it uses four or more canvases in tandem. Only IE10 can stitch these canvasses wonderfully for a fast and seamless performance,” said Pineda.
In terms of aesthetics, the subtle black-and-white environment of the game serves as an added value for gamers. “It makes sense that you are playing a character, intent on saving his loved one, in artistically stark surroundings. It becomes more passionate and engaging,” said Pineda.
Other exciting offerings from Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 include Atari and Pulse. Atari Arcade is an updated take on eight classic Atari games like Pong, Asteroids, Missile Command, and Centipede. It works best with IE9 on a Windows 7 PC and IE10 on Windows 8 touch device. On the other hand, Pulse is a site that assembles one’s favorite news sources in one place, and allows sharing stories flawlessly.
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