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Monument Valley

by ustwo Studio Ltd
Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,432 customer reviews)

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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

  • Release Date: May 14, 2014
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,432 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 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.
  • Twist and drag to reshape the world and help Ida to explore. Designed to be easy for everyone to pick up, enjoy and complete.
  • 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.

"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

Technical Details

  • Size: 243.4MB
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Developed By: ustwo Studio Ltd
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

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144 of 157 people found the following review helpful
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Update for the new add-in levels for Forgotten Shores added 11-22-2014:

I have just purchased the new update called Forgotten Shores. It requires an in-app purchase price of $1.99. It contains 8 new levels to the game and they are well worth the price. The artwork is beautiful and the puzzles are challenging. I enjoyed playing them all. The last level Nocturne is particularly challenging but fun. Overall it took me about 90 minutes to beat the new levels and I spent most of the time on the 8th level.

This app is like a piece of art turned into a game. Beautiful artwork, special effects and music. I like this app a lot and I recommend it to you. Here are the titles for the new levels:

The Chasm
Serpent Lake
The Thief
Halcyon Court
The Lost Falls
The Citadel of Deceit
The Oubliette

Update 11-19-2014:

I just wanted to state that this game for me is so challenging and fun that I actually reinstalled it over a month ago and played it completely through a couple more times. My grandson who is 11 years old saw me playing it and he took the tablet from me and he was better than I was at playing the game. He also quickly finished it.

This game has marvelous graphics and the thought and design effort put into the development of this app is just amazing. I recommend it to you as a lot of fun. I enjoy it!


This is a very unique game that forces you to think in three dimensions and use your spatial skills in resolving three dimensional shapes and forms. The graphics and music of the game are professionally done and the game held my interests so much that I could not stop playing it. The time just flew by!
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique isometric adventure game May 26, 2014
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The app developer calls Monument Valley an "isometric adventure game." Whatever it is, it's like nothing I've ever seen before. At first it reminded me of Mobigame's "Edge," but once into the game, it's very different, and it's definitely one of the most original video games that I've seen. In the game, you lead the character named Princess Ida through mazes of Escher-esque structures that would be impossible to create in the real world. In these structures, there are bridges to be made, panels that move, hidden paths, or other elements that you manipulate to get the princess to the structure's exit.

The structures get progressively bigger and more challenging to negotiate. There's no time limit, so you can play at your own pace, which I really appreciate. At first, you're not hampered by anything except the difficulty of finding the correct path, but eventually, crows on the structure block your way unless you can figure how to go around them or take them out of play. I don't know how many structures there are, but I'm on the 6th structure now. In the game, Princess Ida is on some kind of quest that isn't explained at the beginning, but I assume that all will be revealed at the end.

Put on your thinking cap, because "Monument Valley" will test your logic and problem-solving abilities like no other game that I've seen. It's a beautifully done game that's a lot of fun to play.
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42 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly Gorgeous Fun with Escher Perspectives November 13, 2014
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-UPDATE 19November2014: Hah, go figure... classic example of a purchase ending up as a Free App of the Day. Still, GRAB THIS GAME!! I don't mind my earlier purchase at all and warmly recommend it to everyone of all ages.

-- Original
I had purchased this some time ago on the recommendation of other regular app reviewers, and today I finally opened up MOMUMENT VALLEY for the first time... and was BLOWN AWAY! This is a prime example of an Indie Game just getting it bang-on. Play with Escher perspectives, walking upside down, discovering twists and turns while you rotate and slide bits of the setting around, all the while very pleasant and interactive sound effects add to the actual environment. A bit of a background story going on, and an added ability to screenshot your gameplay to share with others, all this just makes a stunningly gorgeous game.

No Permissions or Code concerns, and runs OFFLINE. The graphics and music are exquisite, gameplay intriguing and delightful with new perspective discoveries... a masterpiece indeed.

Now, yes, it's short on overall content with only nine levels of real content (technically 10 chapters, but the first chapter is a brief 30 second tutorial, so I don't count that), and the game is on the expensive side, yet if you are like me, and don't mind throwing down the money or using Amazon Appstore coins for just a delightful experience, then MOMUMENT VALLEY has my warmest recommendation.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Endless failed updates December 2, 2014
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Always says update available. Downloads, fails during install. I've even uninstall from my phone and I still get the update notification and when I try to get to the Amazon store I have to go through the "update monument Valley ' update fiasco. Original install went without a hitch. Been a frickin' nightmare since then.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, Satisfying "Cozy Armchair" Surreal Puzzler November 19, 2014
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I purchased this game earlier in 2014, and have been recommending it to everyone ever since. Apparently I forgot to review it.

This is a beautiful, surreal puzzler, well worth the asking price! It is unusual to find a game that is so well designed. The graphics and sound effects are terrific, and the ambient soundtrack is soothing yet mysterious.

As others have pointed out, if you are familiar with MC ESCHER then you have an idea of what the mechanics are already. There is no failing, no dying, no penalty other than the inability to proceed without solving a level.

Like many successful games, there is indeed a storyline here, which is only given to you in pieces. World of Goo, MYST, and Machinarium are similar in many ways.

Monument Valley is a short game, which usually translate into a reduced value, but here, it doesn't. There also isn't much replay value EXCEPT that this is a game you'll want to return to for a relaxing yet engaging hour or so every few months.

There are no problems with permissions, but it does have Flurry; normally (as in almost always) I dock a star for Flurry and other similar spyware, but in this case the game earned that star back fully.

BOTTOM LINE: Get it. Even at full asking price it is worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Art is gorgeous, puzzles are fun and , story is poignant and thought-provoking - worth every penny.
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An abstract and metaphysical game. Not very challenging, more of a living piece of art. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Published 1 day ago by Alphalpha
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful to Look At. Too Easy to Play.
It was beautiful to watch the geometric patterns unfold, but there wasn't that much puzzle to solve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Journey meets Escher
very short but amazing. It's like Journey and Escher had a love child.
Published 2 days ago by April
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Awesome game, but its too short, just 10 levels, and you have to buy the new levels after that also
Published 3 days ago by Luis
3.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful ......RIP OFF !!!!
The game is fantastic, the artwork beautiful....but a RIP off none the less. When I pay for a game the last thing I should be expected to do is pay again to play another chapter... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Teresa Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best game ever, worth every penny!
Published 3 days ago by Lorrie L. Grazes
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
Great game, very very addicting.
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Won't update when purchased as FDOTD.
I found this in another forum and it worked for me. Unmount your SD card in settings temporarily and reinstall the game then remount your SD card.
Dec 6, 2014 by rburba |  See all 8 posts
LG G3 - CM12 (Lollipop 5.0.2) install failed
I had the same problem on CM12 on Xperia Z1, solution is to specify preferred install location to Internal device storage (default is set to "Let the system decide").

Settings > Apps > Menu (Preferred install location) > Internal device storage
Feb 12, 2015 by Ajibola Okubanjo |  See all 2 posts
monument valley forgotten shores
Go to your apps in the app store, look for updates and update the app. You can then open the game and the in app purchase will be right there
Nov 20, 2014 by Fabbricatore Alfredo |  See all 19 posts
Galaxy Tab 4
Unmount your SD card, then try to install Monument Valley. I've had the same issue with my tab 4 and it worked. Hope that helps!
Dec 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer |  See all 3 posts
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