Sunday, 13 April 2014

Monument Valley

Here's a trailer for Monument Valley, an exploration puzzlery game thing that seems a mix of surreal ambient meditation and an M.C. Escher inspired platformer. Think Fez meets Echochrome. Made by UsTwo Games, it released on iOS devices on April 3rd and will arrive later this month on for Android users. Unfortunately, I'm on an Android device, so I've yet to play the game. But the trailer and visuals below already promise some atmospheric and memorable moments.
"An illusory adventure of impossible architecture and forgiveness"

The mobile space seems to be hit and miss these days, a mix of spam, free to play con games or strange little artifacts of genre or style. Monument Valley seems to fit into that last category. Its nostalgic roots for a different era are apparent and heartwarming, with the soundscape of something lost on previous platforms. I'll pick the game up when it comes to Android and update with impressions, but from these glimpses, it looks like an interesting and beautiful little experience.

Concept Art - Ken Wong

For more info, visit the website, or follow the UsTwo Games blog. Keep an eye on my blog in the next month or so for my impressions and more.

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