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Monument Valley

by ustwo Studio Ltd
Rated: All Ages
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (522 customer reviews)

Price: £2.49 Price inclusive of VAT if applicable.
Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl
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Languages Supported:
Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.1
  • "Forgotten Shores": Eight new chapters of adventure and illusion available now as a separate purchase.

Product details

  • ASIN: B00KA7JIII
  • Release Date: 14 May 2014
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (522 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • BEAUTIFUL
  • Inspired by minimalist 3D design, optical illusions and palaces and temples from around the world, every monument is a unique, hand-crafted world to explore.
  • EASY TO USE
  • Twist and drag to reshape the world and help Ida to explore. Designed to be easy for everyone to pick up, enjoy and complete.
  • SOUND
  • Audio reacts to your manipulation of the world to provide a surreal and beautiful soundscape. Best experienced with headphones.

Product Description

In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.

Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.

"Forgotten Shores": Eight new chapters of adventure and illusion available now as a separate purchase.

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"One of the very finest hours, and the value of such a thing is incalculable" - Kotaku

"Brilliant design... stayed with me like a dream I didn't want to forget... 9/10" - Polygon

"Monument Valley stuns with its serenity... each screen is a work of art" - Huffington Post

"Almost impossibly gorgeous... a feast for your senses... 5/5" - Touch Arcade

“Monument Valley is the most elegant game i have ever played” - Tim Schafer
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Technical Details

  • Size: 243.4MB
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Developed By: ustwo Studio Ltd
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, engaging and beautifully realised. 21 Oct. 2014
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App icons can tell you a lot. Not only do they tell you how much thought has gone into both the design and presentation but they can also give hints as the the quality of the app too.

This exquisitely engaging game is a joy from start to the all-too-soon finish. As others note, it is short but the simple beauty of the visuals and the thought-provoking gameplay mean this well worth the money. I have a bunch of free, freemium and several paid-for apps which have not engrossed me quite as much as this game.

From start to finish it last about 3 hours. Not a lot I can hear you saying but for the cost it offers pound for pound more punch than a trip to the cinema and is certainly longer lasting than the last pint of beer I bought!

The idea is to guide the princess though a series of Escher-inspired landscapes. The Escher reference alone should be enough to make you download but if it doesn't let me add that the muted colours look wonderful, the uncomplicated screen layout and the oh-so-wasy to learn game controls (hint: tap where you want the princess to go, that's it) mean this is immediately accessible.

I was gripped from the first level (or chapter as it is called in the game) and I think you will be too. It made me smile several times as I unravelled the puzzles and I have not had that experience on a mobile game since The Room.

Go get it. Now. Go on!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating 28 May 2014
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Let's get the price issue out of the way first. Yes, £2.49 is relatively expensive for a short game. But this is not a large sum of money. A few chocolate bars, a weekend newspaper, a coffee, all cost around the same amount of money. This is a very beautiful game (except when the graphics glitch a little - usually solved by restarting the level), less of a puzzle than an interactive work of art. It is rarely particularly challenging, with only a couple of sections that require a little thought and the ability to think in 3D, and you could easily finish it in under an hour. But it is so unique that you really should take the time to savour each scene, and play it in short bursts. It is like a beautiful watch mechanism, the way the levels interlock as you change perspective. Designing it must have taken a huge effort, so it is understandable that it is so short. And it never fails to raise a smile, even though I have absolutely no idea what it is actually about! If you are still not convinced about paying for it, there have been enough free Amazon Coins floating around the app store recently that you can effectively get it for free.

UPDATE

So the extra levels have finally reached the Amazon App Store. Expect a flurry of disgruntled reviews from the "something for nothing" brigade about how having to pay a small sum (£1.49) for these extra 8 short levels is the worst crime in history. Do these people expect free coffee from Starbucks if they use the same cup as last time? Free shopping from Sainsburys because they have shopped there before? Each level of Monument Valley is a work of art, and the amount of work that has gone into this game is many orders of magnitude greater than the amount of work most developers put into their entire catalogues. If you don't think that people should be rewarded for their efforts, feel free to throw your toys out of the pram. No one is forcing you to buy this game or its updates.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it a game or is it artwork? 8 Oct. 2014
By Bk201
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There is a lot of things that we can purchase for the price of this game. Are they worth it? It's hard to say. What I can say is, even for the short duration that this game lasted, it was mesmerising and captivating, even as the credits were rolling. The graphics may not be cutting edge or filled with millions of hd pixels and ultra life like, and it certainly isn't a button bashing, blink of the eye shooting game, that seems to be all the rage these days. But the graphics were mind bending, and complexly designed - the level designs looked like intricate mathematical puzzles designed by Escher or Möbius, the background music was enthralling and added to the atmosphere. I'm still in awe at what I've experienced, perhaps there was something in that cup of coffee. I certainly look forward to playing it again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trippy 21 May 2014
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I love this game, it's stylish, soothing,thought provoking and creative. I've not played anything close to it before and it comes as a refreshing change to previous downloads I've made. The designers are some smart people to think on so many levels and in so many dimensions all at once. Sadly it is tooo short by far but that just leaves me wanting more, by design I guess.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game! 31 May 2014
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I got this after watching one of my favourite youtubers played it and fell in love with it. The whole design of the game is brilliant and I think it's awesome how they get you to look at the level or part of the level from different perspectives. However I think that it was very short and I hope they bring out more levels in the future. Overall, if you want to get a game that gives you 10 really good levels and would play the game again then you'll love it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely gorgeous 13 Nov. 2014
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By far the most beautiful and sublime game ever to grace any computer, laptop, phone or tablet!

'Monument Valley' combines stunning M. C. Escher-esque visuals with beautiful ambient music in the style of Brian Eno creating a gaming experience which is both relaxing and challenging.

A picture paints a thousand words and words can hardly describe the journey on which you take the silent Princess Ida. It's a journey you should experience with her - it'll be worthwhile and satisfying to the end. I only hope the the superb team of developers will present us with more of the same in quality and gaming experience.

Meanwhile buy this app and enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic fun, illusion puzzles are great... but this game could be so...
This is a great, fun and clearly well crafted game. Unfortunately, it is just too short.

The basic premise is simple, you move a character through Escher like puzzles,... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mr. J
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely game!
The game has beautiful designs and is addictive. Even Frank Underwood, President of the United States in House of Cards, is seen playing this game on his tablet!
Published 1 day ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful game
Beautiful game, very short but can play it again
Published 3 days ago by dcow
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
beautiful and totally engaging
Published 3 days ago by M. Aldridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
This game is beautiful, well thought out and amazing! The art style is fantastic and the puzzles are the same. Best game I have played in a long time! Must get. Read more
Published 8 days ago by DarkGamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly beautiful piece of design and gameplay.
A flawless piece of game design.
Gameplay is simple and intuitive, Character design is cute and endearing in just a few tiny pixels. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! The graphics are super and the details ...
A very interesting game! Love it! The graphics are super and the details are amazing. Shame there isn't more levels.
Published 9 days ago by ellis rayner
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice game but not enough contents
This is a beautiful game that proves mobile apps deserve as good visuals as their PC counterparts. However, I was surprised at how quickly the game ended. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Cécile G
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game
The children love this game. Their only complaint it that it wasn't long enough. It really made them think though.
Published 11 days ago by Michelle - Basingstoke
5.0 out of 5 stars The beautiful game
Brilliant! More like this needed. Shame there are so few levels. A must-have game for any puzzler.
Published 11 days ago by A S Darley
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