Mesmerizing M.C. Escher-Inspired ‘Monument Valley’ Hits Android

By Patrick Shaw - Wed, May 21, 2014

Monument Valley has finally arrived on Android. Developed by ustwo, Monument Valley tasks players with guiding the princess Ida through a series of strange monuments by physically altering the shape and architecture of her surroundings—all while avoiding a race of creatures known as the Crow People.

The game’s stunning art direction also clearly takes some inspiration from the work of celebrated Dutch artist M.C. Escher.

As you reshape your environments, you'll notice that the sounds in the game actually respond to those changes, too.

Its simple design is a brilliant example of how to create a thoroughly engrossing mobile game that can still be enjoyed in short bursts.