By David O'Reilly
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~ you are mountain - you are god ~
Ambient procedural mountain game, as seen on The Internet.
#1 bestselling RPG in 33 countries.
- no controls
- automatic save
- audio on/off switch
- time moves forward
- things grow and things die
- nature expresses itself
"Mountain breaks the mold of video games."
- Ian Bogost, The Atlantic
"Nothing You Do Matters in This Game, But You’ll Still Obsess Over It."
- Bo Moore, WIRED
"At the beginning of the game, I find the idea cute. By the end, I am hypnotized."
- Carolina A. Miranda, LA Times
"Welcome to an existential nightmare."
- Patrick Klepek, Giant Bomb
"The time I spend with Mountain feels slightly more real to me than anything else inside my computer."
- Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra
"“Mountain” upends expectations, refusing to fit into preexisting categories."
- Justin Cone, Motionographer
"I don’t like to talk emotions but this game genuinely is so uplifting."
- Alice O'Connor, Rock Paper Shotgun
"The only experience that has ever made me feel sad about a geological phenomenon."
- Andrew Webster, The Verge
What's New in Version 1.2
- press & hold on your items to rearrange them
- more items to collect
- more variation in weather system
- updates to save system
- several bug fixes
Serene and Full of Secrets
Mountain is definitely something that I haven't seen before. It throws away the fast-paced, heart-pounding action in exchange for a slow, relaxing experience. Since it's so slow, it wouldn't really be good for people who prefer more action and speed in their games.
You don't really get to interact with the mountain much. It's more of a thing you would leave on while you work on something else and then check on it every once in a while to see if anything changed. But I think the simplicity of just leaving it on and waiting is what really makes it shine. I see some people wanting people or animals- something to do while waiting for something to happen, but I think adding things such as those would really defeat the purpose of the game. Although it may seem there isn't much to do, there are secrets to discover in Mountain. Secrets like if you play the notes on the bottom of the screen fast enough, you can speed up in-game time.
Even though I wouldn't consider it as a game, it is still an interesting experience and worth $0.99, especially for the (supposed) 50 hours of gameplay.
Moving off of that, there is a bug I encountered where about an hour and a half into the game, some of my items on my mountain started to disappear with a puff of smoke without me even touching it.
Beautiful and magical
I love this game so much! There are so many good things to say about it! It's relaxing, entertaining, mysterious, thought provoking, and so much more! I love seeing the mountain at nighttime the best. The fireflies are so amazing and I just love watching them. The ambient music is also amazing, it's very relaxing and fits the game perfectly. If you're someone who loves mysterious, relaxing games then I highly recommend this game. It somehow reminds me of monument valley! I hope that the developer will continue to make games like this!!!! I look forward to seeing what is to come! Thank you for making such a beautiful game! ^^*
Perfect game 8/8 m8
A while back I bought the computer version of this game on steam. I was very happy with the gameplay (or the lack thereof). I was very excited when I saw this game was on the iPad. For the people who are complaining that there is no gameplay, GOOGLE IT. In this game you draw your response to two or three questions, and then you receive a randomly generated mountain (hence the name). You can only view this mountain and somehow it's entertaining, I don't know how or why. Things randomly appear on your mountain overtime. IT IS MAJESTIC.