GDC 2014: Monument Valley game screws with your head in a beautiful way

The fine folks behind Whale Trail are making a decidedly different puzzle game, and we got to take a look at the Game Developer Conference. Ustwo's Monument Valley has players guide a hapless girl through a twisted maze of Escherian proportions. Optical illusions and impossible architecture are nothing new, but when put into mobile game where you can interact with things that straight-up can't physically exist, you're left with an entirely new sensation.

Besides the mind-bending puzzles, a lot of detail has been put into the game's visuals. One of the devs said that they wanted every screen to look good enough to print and put up on your wall, and from what I've seen, they've accomplished that goal.

Monument Valley is launching on iOS in two weeks for about $4, and coming to Android shortly thereafter. For a closer look at the game's minimal, polished visuals, check out their website.

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Simon Sage

Editor-at-very-large at Mobile Nations, gamer, giant.

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