I think its fair to say that the achievement of Monument Valley blew everyone in the ustwo studio away. We knew it was a good game, don’t get me wrong, but to hit number 1 in the app store and win the Apple design award was something I don’t think any of us expected.
And there lies the challenge! How would the team top it?
One of the main pieces of feedback we got was that people wanted more, and so the idea of the expansion pack arose and the team began working on new levels. Alongside that process, I had the pleasure of being able to watch and film them pour their hearts into creating something that could surpass what had already been done. I spent the subsequent weeks interviewing and watching them develop more chapters and spend countless late nights making sure they were right.
The result is this short 3 minute documentary which we used to annouce the new levels via wired. It was an absolute pleasure to watch such a talented group of people work on something they love. I hope this video gives you an insight into that passion and drive to create something better, and that they inspire you like they did me.
For those interested, this was my basic setup:
Cameras: Canon 5D MKIII & Canon 6D
Lenses: 50mm f1.4, 100mm f2.8, 24mm f1.4, 70-200mm f4.0
Mics: Rode Vid Mic Pro, Rode Smartlavs
Accessories: Konova Slider, Manfrotto Tripods, 3 way lighting kit