Android Gaming: Monument Valley, Hopscotch, Aqueducts

It is not always that we stray from the indie weird games for Android, but on the holidays the play store we were gifted with a great title, so without further ado, lets go to:

Monument Valley

I could ramble about this game so much, but the best description comes first from the play store description itself: “In Monument Valley, you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world. Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.”

Figure 1 - Monument Valley will capture you from the beginning, be advised
Figure 1 – Monument Valley will capture you from the beginning

This is a game that push your gaming experience as few do, use it with your best headphones, you will not regret having this game on your collection. A game that channels the spirit of M.C. Escher, and takes you into a quest that will only end with you finishing this amazing game, then taking the ODROID that you played with to shop i order to frame it with a plaque with the following phrase: “I played Monument Valley on this hardware” (buy another ODROID afterwards, of course)

Figure 2 - I mentioned in the article, but please use your headphones :)
Figure 2 – I mentioned in the article, but please use your headphones for maximum enjoyment

Monument Valley at Play Store

Hopscotch

After such magnificence that was Monument Valley, which game should we pursuit on our gaming quest? Everything seems so trivial, and pointless. It was so much easier when we were in school, where everything was simpler and we had so much fun. Can we capture this feeling? It just so happens that yes we can! Just plug your touchscreen to your ODROID, and install Hopscotch. I don’t have much else to say about it besides: “prepare to have your device taken from you, but this time it is not the teacher, but anyone that wants to feel the bliss that you are having when you are playing this game”.

After playing a bunch of this game, try it in reverse!
After playing a bunch of this game, try it in reverse!

Hopscotch at Play Store

Aqueducts

Figure 4 - Aqueducts is so much fun in such a simple concept.
Figure 4 – Aqueducts is so much fun in such a simple concept.

And finally for this edition of Android Gaming, another plumbing-style puzzle game: Aqueducts.  This game gives you the task of the most powerful telekinetic in existence as you move gigantic pieces that seems to be placed by some sort of angry delivery guy, or the least funded engineer project ever. But jokes aside, you are about to face a game that is very well crafted and makes a very common gaming trope into a enjoyable experience. Try it, you will have the best time.

Aqueducts at Play Store

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