Monument Valley is a simple, visually stunning and vaguely sad tale about a princess seeking forgiveness. It was released in 2014 for iOS and Android devices and it was wonderful – one of my favorite mobile games of all time. Eight long years later, he and the 2017 sequel are finally coming to PC in the updated version. Panorama Edition (opens in new tab)with a new PC-specific control scheme and updated graphics that support ultra-wide displays.
It’s a seemingly simple game: guide the princess through bizarre and beautiful structures, manipulating her structures to change angles, open doors and unlock hidden paths. The puzzles can be tricky at times, but the real point is to experience a journey through a magical landscape full of secrets and wonders, and so, for the most part, they won’t make you pull your hair out in frustration.
“In making this new edition of Monument Valley, we really wanted to maintain that immersive, meditative experience that you experience on a touchscreen or mobile phone,” said Jame Campbell, commercial manager at developer Ustwo Games. “We’ve recreated that a lot in this new expanded world, and you’re almost stepping into the world of Monument Valley, seeing more of that beautiful architecture and geometry, and the impossibility that makes the puzzles so unique.”
both the original Monument Valley (opens in new tab) and the continuation, Monument Valley 2 (opens in new tab)— a new story about a different character, released in 2017 — are being updated for a PC release and will include all of the original content and DLC released for both games. They are scheduled to release July 12 on Steam and will be available individually or in a discounted bundle.