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Monument Valley is a visual puzzle game inspired by the art of M.C. Escher, Japanese prints and minimalist 3D design. The player leads Princess Ida, the main character, through mazes of optical illusions and impossible objects towards the map's exit. Along the way, the player interacts with the game's architectural landscape by moving and rotating platforms and pillar animals, and creating bridges, all the while trying to avoid crow people (secondary characters) who cannot harm Ida, but block her path. New elements such as buttons, passages and manipulation are gradually introduced with each new level. There are also often small sequences that further the story. By pinching it is possible to zoom in. It is possible to enter a camera mode to compose a take on the artwork, which can be subsequently saved and shared. The game places high value on the visual experience and accompanying soundscape.

Later game updates unlocked a new free chapter Ida's Dream and also made available a new eight-chapter story Forgotten Shores as an in-app purchase.


Monument Valley Android Standing on top of a column that can be moved around.
Monument Valley Android Forgotten Shores - a tree growing inside a box as you turn it around
Monument Valley Android Story select menu with <i>Ida's Dream</i> unlocked and <i>Forgotten Shores</i> purchased
Monument Valley Android Buttons will change parts of the environment.

Promo Images

Monument Valley Screenshot
Monument Valley Screenshot
Monument Valley Screenshot
Monument Valley Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "纪念碑谷" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "紀念碑谷" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "モニュメントバレー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

App Spy iPhone Apr 22, 2015 5 out of 5 100
DarkZero iPhone Feb 03, 2015 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de iPad Jun 03, 2014 90 out of 100 90
GameZebo iPhone Apr 07, 2014 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Apr 03, 2014 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Android Jun 03, 2014 90 out of 100 90
Digital Spy iPhone Apr 16, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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The game is referenced in chapter 31, the fifth episode of the third season of the 2015 US Netflix series House of Cards. President Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, is shown playing the game and completing a level. Later on it is also turned into a plot point as he uses a review of the game as inspiration to sell his America Works program, hiring the game reviewer and author to work for him. He also describes it directly as an indie game, distinguishing it from console games and shooters he generally prefers. It is not the only game he plays that season. Two episodes later he is shown playing The Stanley Parable. Those two games are a distinct departure from the shooters he used to play for stress relief in earlier seasons.


  • The Game Awards
    • 2014 — Best Independent Game — Nominated
    • 2014 — Best Mobile/Handheld Game — Nominated

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