Are you one of the few poor souls who has yet to experience the masterpiece of iOS gaming that is Monument Valley? Well, today is your lucky day! For what I believe is the very first time ever, ustwo’s amazingly beautiful and utterly essential puzzler is currently free to download from the App Store.
Monument Valley doesn’t need much of an introduction, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years. It’s a surreal architectural puzzler that sees you guiding a princess through a series of intricately designed, M.C. Escher-esque mazes. The game received an immense amount of critical acclaim when it released back in 2014 — and not just from the iOS gaming press either; the likes of The Guardian, Huffington Post and Wired all fell in love with this indie darling. iFanzine’s Gwen Phua also got in on the praise-fest, calling it “breathtaking” and “a wonder to behold” in her glowing 5-star review.
If you pick up Monument Valley for free during this promotion and like it, I urge you to show ustwo your support by throwing a couple of bucks their way for the game’s fantastic Forgotten Shores expansion. And if you don’t like it, I’m sorry, we can’t be friends.