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Monument Valley channels M.C. Escher, but with color


Navigating impossible geometry never gets old

Since I was a young boy, I've been fascinated with the works of M.C. Escher. I appreciate his tessellations from a mathematical standpoint, but I really love the drawings that abuse perspective to create impossible constructions. Games like Echochrome and The Bridge have allowed us to exist within those constructions, if only virtually. Monument Valley looks to do the same, but adds a welcome splash of color to the mix.

The color palette is almost reminiscent of FEZ, another geometry-bending puzzler, but Monument Valley appears to play quite differently. Unfortunately for a good percentage of the people reading this, it is currently set as an iPad exclusive, so Android and other tablet users are out of luck for the time being.

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On Destructoid: Monument Valley   (9)   From our game database:

  • Games aren't cheap: It cost $1.4 million to make Monument Valley and its DLC - Jordan Devore
  • Monument Valley apparently has a 95% piracy rate on Android, 60% on iOS - Chris Carter
  • Monument Valley made back every bit of its dev costs in one week - Brittany Vincent
  • One of the year's prettiest games is now on Android - Jordan Devore
  • New levels coming to Monument Valley - Hamza CTZ Aziz
  • Monument Valley looks a bit like Fez x Echochrome - Steven Hansen
  • Monument Valley channels M.C. Escher, but with color - Darren Nakamura
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