Dreamlike Video Game Lets Players Walk Through MC Escher’s Mind [Video]

An optical illusion game that blows Super Mario Bros. out of the water.

Serena Chu
Serena Chu on December 12, 2013.

If you like puzzles and interactive games, then you will absolutely adore Monument Valley. It is the newest iPad game from the designers at ustwo London. Players are responsible for guiding a princess through various monuments, platforms, secret passage ways while avoiding any of the crow people along the way.

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The game is a graphic design masterpiece that makes use of 3D detailing. Designer Ken Wong compares this surreal journey with the fantasy world that is depicted in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. As you can see in the trailer below, the visuals also take inspiration from MC Escher’s optical illusions and various Japanese prints.

Stay tuned, because this game will soon be hitting iTunes. But for now, you can catch a glimpse of what Monument Valley is all about.

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Source, Image: Creative Review