Contradiction is a playable crime drama - a new take on the FMV genre. The core of the game is interviewing characters and spotting lies in what they tell you. In doing so you reveal a story about a controversial business course called Atlas, which you gradually discover is involved in psychological manipulation, brain washing, ritual abuse and torture. No less. The game is certainly meant to be fun and doesn't take itself too seriously, being inspired as much by campy Hammer Horror as by serious detective shows. However the game is driven by the plot, the mystery at its heart and by catching out the liars, which players report is the main joy of the game.