Monumental puzzle: Game based on MC Escher art

18.12.2013 Monument Valley : Gaming : London

London, Malmo, New York – Digital design studio ustwo is launching Monument Valley, a new interactive puzzle app inspired by Dutch graphic artist MC Escher.

Described by ustwo designer Ken Wong as ‘somewhere between exploring a toy shop and reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’, the app requires users to navigate through mind-bending buildings that resemble Escher’s famous optical illusions.

The app is now in beta testing, but users can sign up for a trial through the Monument Valley website.

Although inspired by an artist, computer games have become an art form in their own right. For more examples of high-brow game design, see our Game Imitates Art microtrend.

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