Sunday, March 20, 2016

Monument Valley

I’m not one to typically play games on my devices, but a few weeks ago this game was brought to my attention by my 7 year old who needed help. Within minutes I was hooked.

Monument Valley (
Apple Game of the Year 2014) is a beautiful puzzle game full of optical illusions, palaces, and temples from around the world. Every level is a unique, hand-crafted world that you must explore to help Princess Ida outsmart the Crow People. You manipulate the architecture by twisting, dragging and reshaping the layout to help Ida find her way through.

I love this game because you have to use critical thinking skills. You have to plan your moves ahead. Every action you take effects another part of the architecture, sometimes in a good way, sometimes not!

After the game is completed, two more games are opened up for you for more adventures with Princess Ida—Forgottten Shores and Ida’s Dream. We played on a KindleFire and everything was free with AmazonUnderground including the additional games. However, Apple does not offer a free version.
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Name of App: Monument Valley

Audience: Everyone

Platform: iOS, Android

What the App does and why we recommend it: A fun, beautiful game that requires critical thinking

What platform we used to recommend the app: Android

Cost (at time of review): iOS-$3.99; Android-free with AmazonUnderground or $3.99

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