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Montague's Mount is disturbing psychological thriller set in the bleakness of an abandoned Irish island, featuring exploration and challenging puzzle solving. This game is part one of a two part story, some questions are left unanswered and open to interpretation.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2013
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“Unique and emotional in so many ways, while tackling issues rarely before seen in videogames, it can be safely said without any hyperbole that this is one of the most important artistic creations ever to come out of Ireland.”
8/10 – God Is a Geek

“Montague's Mount certainly has the right atmosphere and careful pacing to create a sense of despair.”
7/10 – Muse Culture

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About the Game

Montague's Mount is disturbing psychological thriller set in the bleakness of an abandoned Irish island, featuring exploration and challenging puzzle solving. This game is part one of a two part story, some questions are left unanswered and open to interpretation. To thank our fans for our successful Greenlight campaign, we have added new voiceovers, clues and storylines, and also made the Oculus Rift demo available (which will update to the full version on its release).

The mixture of cold Atlantic water and coarse sand in your mouth brings you back from unconsciousness. Surrounded by the wreckage of a boat’s hull, you can only draw one conclusion: your vessel has been torn apart by the submerged rocks. The secrets of the island must be uncovered if you are ever going to find a way to escape. Where is everyone; is the island really uninhabited; and what is lurking within the isolated caves?

Features:

  • New hints, storylines and voiceovers.
  • Desolate yet beautiful environments to explore.
  • Challenging puzzles to solve.
  • Secrets and collectibles hidden across the island.
  • Voice narration by Derek Riddell (Ugly Betty, Frankie, No Angels and more).
  • Oculus Rift demo. (Windows only, full version available post-launch for all platforms.)
  • First game to promote the Irish language (Gaeilge).
  • Full language support for English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Russian.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 * 3200 MHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2900 XT or GeForce 8800 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X (10.7 or higher)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 * 3200 MHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 5750 or GeForce GT 640M
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 * 3200 MHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2900 XT or GeForce 8800 GTX
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 products in account
2 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
I was drawn to this from the Irish angle and didn't really know what to expect.

The way in which the environment is being portrayed is quite frankly amazing (note though that you need a fast machine to see it in all its glory). The voice acting and music are also spot on. So is it all great?

Well, no. It seems to be a game that's having a bit of trouble deciding what it should be. Is it a puzzle game? Is it a story game? Is it a walking around type affair? At times, I don't think it is really sure. What it is though is absolutely captivating. As the story comes out (told through snippets from a book that are left laying around) a picture is built up of a character that is trouble by many things.

Yes, the pacing is slow, the writing fairly 'over the top', but I think these are somewhat intentional. This is a game that demands the players commitment to read between the lines. I would certainly recommend it to people who want something a bit more thought provoking and different.
Posted: December 11th, 2013
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
1 review
20.7 hrs on record
They say there's something for everyone and one woman's trash is another woman's treasure. I finished this game and felt as if I were standing alone on an island in the middle of the ocean, cold waves lashing at the rocks, rain pelting my face. If you're looking for monsters and something to shoot, this is not the game for you. If you want to figure things out and immerse yourself in an environment that -quite literally- will make you feel the loneliness and confusion of the main character, then buy it. I am willing to pay for games that make me think, don't force me to kill or be killed, and which open a new world for exploration and discovery. I'm looking forward to the second part and conclusion of Montague's Mount; it will be like visiting an old, poignant, bittersweet memory. Recommended!
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
68 products in account
7 reviews
7.6 hrs on record
This is how I like my adventure games. Lots of walking and looking around for stuff. The settings of an Irish island are great, the surroundings (trees and cabins) are drawn good, but I don't know of my video card suited the game cause it all looked a bit weird. You can check my screenshots to see what I mean.
At first I played without looking at gamma correction settings and missed some stuff because it was all so dark, after I set it to highest (1.5) I could find all missing stuff to unlock all my achievements.
The story telling was very good, it was a lot like "Dear Esther" leading to a climax which I won't tell you.

I recommend it for those long winter evenings.
Posted: December 16th, 2013
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
3 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
Montague's Mount is a dark, atmospheric game, with wonderful voice acting. It's puzzles are challenging, and the mystery of the island will keep you moving forward, wanting, and wondering what you will ultimately uncover. There are a few glitches, like the camera getting stuck, but overall it's an intriguing experience.

Read full review: http://killstreakmedia.com/review/montagues-mount/
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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20 of 36 people (56%) found this review helpful
103 products in account
3 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
In the vein of pixel hunting adventure games, the only challenge to Montague's Mount's puzzles is finding all the pieces. The plot is vague and fails to pull you in, and doesn't make an effort to bond you with the characters before ineptly trying to evoke empathy. For some strange reason the game gives translations in gaelic, perhaps you need to be Irish to feel moved by it.

While the graphics are nice for a low-budget title, the music is bland and the voice acting unconvincing - although maybe that is better attributed to the writing.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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