Monument Valley to get more levels, could double playtime

Monument Valley, the popular and critically acclaimed optical illusion based puzzle game, will be getting some new content in the near future that could double the amount of its current game time.

The $3.99 game, from the London-based team ustwo, currently has just 10 levels but, in a chat with TechCrunch, Monument Valley's producer John Gray says that the upcoming "lost scenes" levels will be placed in a separate section, away from the main game so that it doesn't interfere with its narrative. At the moment, the new levels could be released sometime in October or November, but it's unknown whether or not they will be offered for free or via a paid update.

The app, which launched in April for iOS and for Android via the Google Play Store and the Amazon Appstore in May, has now racked up 1 million total downloads. Revenues from the game paid for its development within a week after it first launched, according to Gray, which is far faster than the 12 months that the team expected.

And what about a full sequel? Gray stated, "Monument Valley 2, if it ever gets done, it's not going to be done for a good while." Even though a sequel may not be made, are you excited about the prospect of getting some new content for Monument Valley?

Source: TechCrunch

John Callaham