Yes, believe me, I am fully aware this is an iOS games site, so before you read the headline and race to the comments, I know. With that being said, there’s a lot of people out there, including a few real life friends of mine who might have an Android phone but an Apple tablet… Or the other way around. Regardless, there’s people reading TouchArcade who this news is useful for. I promise you.
Anyway, ustwo’s fantastic Monument Valley is currently free on the Amazon App Store. It requires Android 2.3.3 or later, but otherwise anyone who owns any kind of ‘droid should be ready to rock downloading it as long as you’ve got the Amazon App Store app installed. It sort of goes without saying that you should download it, the game is fantastic.
With that being said, it does seem like a weird move. Given the recent drama surrounding the release of the $1.99 expansion and ustwo wanting to retain some kind of premium value in the game by not giving away the content for free… to give the whole game away for free seems confusing. I reached out to Mills at ustwo who explained that Amazon has been very committed to supporting the studio, and it’s the original game free for today only as part of an Amazon exclusive. Tomorrow it’ll be updated to include the Forgotten Shores expansion at which point it’ll return to $3.99 and the expansion will be the same as iOS at $1.99. On Monday the game will be available on Google Play.