Monument Valley, the excepttionaly fun leveled puzzler from ustwo Studios, is free today courtesy of Amazon Appstore’s Free App Of The Day Offering.
Launching tomorrow and available exclusively in the Amazon Appstore, Android customers will be able to download the â€œForgotten Shoresâ€ app update to Monument Valley, which adds eight new chapters, which are more complex, but just as beautiful as the original. Previously only available on iOS, Android customers can now continue on their journey through Monument Valley.
By offering Monument Valley as part of the popular Free App of the Day program, Android customers pay only $1.99 for â€œForgotten Shores,â€ and can download Monument Valley for free, for one day only.
We had an opportunity to review Monument Valley earlier this year, and can tell you it is a great game to own.
For folks who love puzzles and creative geometry and puzzle solving, I have two words: Monument Valley.
The creativity sets the game apart. It’s an architectural puzzler that involves zany stuff like impossible shapes and the like to convey the gameplay.
At the core, the idea is to get from Point A to Point B. Generally, for each level, there is a curiously sculpted structure between both points. The structure is invariably castle-like, with several elements and a few latent moving parts that can be be manipulated to create a bridge or a temporary elevator to lift Ida to where she needs to be to complete the quest. Controlling ida is a matter of tapping where one wants her to be; she only moves to said place if there is a clear path or ladder. Tapping and sliding/rotating effects manipulation of buildings when possible.
As the game goes on, the gameplay further teeters — admirably — on the edge of reality, with gravity being defied and collapsing pieces that make easy parts automatically get tougher to traverse. Some levels are staged, and it is great to see one part solved and a new portion revealed. Completing a level opens up a subsequent one, and failed or stalled levels can be replayed.
Players might be forgiven if they tarry a bit on the structures. Finding the movable pieces is fun, and finding out what geometrical changes can be changed in defiance of the laws of true physics is pretty interesting. The games visual representations are chock full of eye benders that are cool even in their collective incredulity. It is a battle of angling and animations, and the artwork lays down the perfect foundation for the overall gameplay.
Overall, it’s a simple concept and a satisfying game that is harder to put down once one gets into it.
Ustwo’s mind-bending Escherian puzzle game Monument Valley is now on Android. For $3.99 (no IAP), players must rotate the environment and the objects within to navigate this mysterious, confusing world, while helping the protagonist Ida along, and discovering more about this world. The game was popular and beloved on iOS with its recent release, and now Android players will get a chance to enjoy it starting today on Google Play.
Monument Valley, the beautiful M.C. Escher inspired puzzler from Whale Trail creators Ustwo, is now on Android in early access for the first 500 testers. By joining the Google testing group, the game can be had for $0.99, 75% off the final price, with the ability to deliver feedback before the public release. Click here to join the group if interested.
Want to watch the prettiest mobile game teaser you’ve ever seen? Then watch the teaser for Monument Valley from Ustwo Games below. This beautiful game from the creators of Whale Trail and Blip Blup, shows off a Fez-esque aesthetic that promises to be mind-bending. Just what the game exactly will be is yet to be seen, but it’s promised to come to the iPad and “other mobile devices” “soon” so hopefully we’ll be getting to go hands-on with this one sooner than later. The game’s official site has links to a development blog and to request beta access.
What are you doing? Watch the teaser below! Quit dawdling!