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Review: Monument Valley's Forgotten Shores expansion is a triumph

When it comes to gaming, in-app purchases are a tricky thing. Some games use Apple's mechanism to wrest more cash out of you to complete levels faster; others enrich the game experience with new costumes and player characters; others still use the in-app purchase to build off the original game.

It's that last option that has come to Monument Valley, ustwo's brilliantly-constructed architectural puzzler. The Escher-homaging app first appeared on the iOS App Store in April, winning a number of awards shortly thereafter — including Apple's own prestigious Design Award at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Monument Valley was one of my own favorite iOS games to play back in April, and I've been eagerly awaiting its expansion ever since I heard rumors of its existence a few months back. Was it worth the wait and the $2 purchase? Oh, architectural gods, yes.

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Monument Valley's first new levels arrive with latest update

As announced last week, puzzle game Monument Valley has received its first set of new levels with the expansion Forgotten Shores. The eight new levels, referred to in-game as Appendices, can be added to the game with an in-app purchase of $1.99.

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Monument Valley is getting its first expansion next week

Popular puzzler Monument Valley is getting its first expansion next Thursday, November 13. Called Forgotten Shores, the expansion sees you resume the adventures of Princess Ida across eight new levels, with a variety of new puzzles to solve.

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New and updated apps: Monument Valley, Instagram, Kairobotica and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got new games, updates to some favorites and loads of other stuff!

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Best puzzle games for iPad

If you've been looking for a few brain teasers to chew on for your iPad, you've come to the right place. These are the very best puzzle games you can find for the big screen on iOS. There's a healthy dose of physics games here, but number games, word puzzles, and everything kind of puzzler permutation is fair game.

As always, we're eager to hear your favorite puzzle games, so please leave a comment with your favorites. Also, we've rounded up some of the best free iPad games elsewhere if you're looking for something a little different. Without further ado, here are our top ten puzzle games for iPad.

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Monument Valley to get 'lost scene' levels, could double playtime

Monument Valley, the optical illusion-based puzzle game for iPhone and iPad, has proven so popular and so successful that the developers behind it, ustwo, are planning to build out some additional levels.

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Add Monument Valley, The Room Two, and Threes to your game collection at discounted prices

No one can resist a solid deal and we've got three iOS games today that are well-worth downloading. Monument Valley is joined by The Room Two and Threes, all currently available for low prices on the App Store. Head past the break for more details and the all-important download links.

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Apple Design Award 2014 winners: Monument Valley, Sky Guide, Threes and more!

Apple on Monday afternoon announced the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards (ADAs), applications for iOS and OS X that "raise the bar in design, technology and innovation." The awards were given out at WWDC 2014. This year's group of ADA winners includes popular games Threes and Monument Valley, the astronomy app Night Sky, journal app Day One and others. In total, twelve apps were inducted into the ADAs, including two student winners.

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Iterate 68: Gypps and Wong on Monument Valley

Iterate features the best designers in the business discussing interface, interaction, icons, and experience. It's like DVD extras for apps! On this episode Ken Wong and Matt Gypps of ustwo join Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about Monument Valley, its visual and audio design, launching on iOS and Android, and making great games for fair prices.

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Monument Valley: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats to guide Ida on her journey

In Monument Valley you'll guide Ida, the silent princess, through many levels that are filled with optical illusions, mysterious Crow people, and more. Each time you get Ida to her goal, you'll unlock another chapter. Along the way you get to enjoy the breathtaking visuals and eery story line. However, if you've gotten stuck or just want some tips and tricks to help you get Ida where she needs to be, that's where iMore comes in. Here are our top tips and tricks for guiding Ida through Monument Valley!

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