Update (12/9 3:45pm): Apple has unexpectedly shut down this week’s App Store freebie a full 24 hours early.
Update (12/3 3:50pm): As expected, Apple has now officially chosen Monument Valley as the new App Store Free App of the Week.
Monument Valley for iOS has gone free for the first time since it was released back in July of 2014. This popular vertical puzzler was Apple’s 2014 “Game of the Year”. Rated 4.5/5 stars all-time. Take Princess Ida on a wandering journey through “mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions” while she tries to stay safe from the Crow People.
Full description and a trailer below.
** Apple Game of the Year 2014 ** ** Winner of Apple Design Award 2014 **
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.
Ida’s Dream now available.
“Forgotten Shores”: Eight new chapters of adventure and illusion available now as a separate purchase.
“This might be the most beautiful iPad game of 2014” – Wired
“Brilliant design… stayed with me like a dream I didn’t want to forget” 9/10 – Polygon
“The most sublime hour my iPad has ever given me… and the value of such a thing is incalculable” – Kotaku
“Monument Valley stuns with it’s serenity… each screen is a work of art” – Huffington Post
“Almost impossibly gorgeous… a feast for your senses” 5/5 – Touch Arcade
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.
Audio reacts to your manipulation of the world to provide a surreal and beautiful soundscape. Best experienced with headphones.
Synchronize your game across all your devices.
** Monument Valley is designed for iPhone 4 and above. It is NOT compatible with iPod Touch 4th Generation.
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