The runaway hit mobile game Monument Valley is getting the soundtrack recognition it deserves with the release of a full blown double LP in vinyl. What may be the best part about this set, however, is the ornate, Escheresque gatefold jacket that encases the vinyl records. Sprawling, impossible architecture created by the game designers, Ustwo, bedeck every surface in an arrangement of imagery that seems to marry the minimalist with the mind-bendingly complex.
Monument Valley received a number of accolades upon its release in 2014, Many touted it as one of the most well-designed games of 2014. The thoughtful puzzle design and stark aesthetics were boosted by a chilling, ambient soundtrack that reinforced a looming sense of brokenness, isolation, and hope. The soundtrack, composed by Stafford Bawler, Obfusc, and Grigori, will be available in full on the vinyl release, as well as an additional, equally large collection of previously unreleased music.
This beautiful collection of original art and original music won’t ship until Spring 2016, but you can pre-order yours tomorrow from iam8bit starting at 1PM ET tomorrow. It’s not necessarily a steal with a $40 price tag, but this is the kind of quality you don’t mind paying for. Plus, it always feels nice to support small developers.
If you haven’t played Monument Valley yet, click the button below to download it from the Google Play Store. It’s a $3.99, one-time purchase with no advertisements or in-app purchases. If you’ve played this game and experienced its soundtrack, let us know what you thought of it in the comments below. Worth forking over the cash for it, yes or no?