Montas is a first person survival horror adventure that focuses heavily on exploration, immersion, atmosphere, story and interactivity. The player is cast into a dark and mysterious world with little introduction, and must do what is necessary to survive on a twisted ride full of intrigue and drama.
User reviews: Mixed (112 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 24, 2014

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“WARNING: This version of Montas is unfinished. Only purchase if you are a fan of horror and wish to support the developers. This version is designed to introduce players to the world of Montas without spoiling the story of the final game. [*Those who purchase Montas on Early Access will also receive the Collector's Edition of the final game, which includes the digital Artbook and Soundtrack all together valued at $30.]
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Story of Montas


You wake up at the desk of Joseph Walker, an accountant working for a firm in the city of Montas.

Normal life for Joseph has become a distant memory, haunted by nightmares of events that didn't happen, and cursed with unsettling hallucinations wherever he goes. As a result of stress and anxiety, Joseph is now an alcoholic.

Paranoia is growing, and the situation worsens when police begin to question locals about recent murders in the area. What is happening to Joseph?... and what is Montas hiding?


Features of Montas


  • Run or hide from enemies
  • Use the environment to your advantage, if it's not already out to get you
  • Uncover vast underground labyrinths occupied by the unknown
  • Discover secret areas and hidden content
  • Explore numerous environments and conditions; bright, dark, new, old, safe, dangerous, real and imaginary
  • Play using keyboard or controller
  • Full support for the Oculus Rift DK1
  • Final version to support DK2 in Unreal Engine 4

The player is the audience, Montas is the play, and you are invited up on stage...

Welcome to the Opera.

Montas on Early Access


We feel that Early Access is a great way to engage with the community, test integration of Virtual Reality peripherals and receive feedback on the game while supporting development of the final product. Montas on Early Access is built with UDK (Unreal Engine 3), and development is underway on the final version in Unreal Engine 4.

The price of Montas on Early Access and the price of the full game will remain $10. Those who purchase Montas on Early Access will also receive the Collector's Edition on release of the final game, which includes the digital Artbook and Soundtrack all together valued at $30.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP 32-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher. 512MB VRAM.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6870, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti. 1GB VRAM.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Early Access Review! Will Update On Final Release:

Montas is a horror game for the person who doesnt want to ever feel safe. The world can change around you just because you aren't looking at it; although not in huge manners, more like smaller, creepier ways. Many times I've walked down a hallway, only to turn around an find that some horrifying mannerism of an enemy has formed behind me. With no attack function (which only adds to the horror of the game, just like Outlast) i have to flee, hoping that the elevator I called has arrived and that the doors will close in time for me to escape.

Montas is a great game to keep you on for toes and scared to look around doors and corners. However, it does have many flaws, because it is an early access game at this point.

Flaws include the inability to change the key mapping (making it impossible for laptop users to play if they don't have a mouse), intermittent issues with the player falling through the floors or being catapulted across the map, objects becoming stuck or broken; many of these are the usual issues an EA game could suffer from.

The developers were silent for several month but recently uploaded a new patch and have been active in the discussions where players have been reporting said flaws and bugs. I hope that in the future, these bugs will be fixed and I am very excited for the final product (if i'll be able to finish it without crying from fear)

If you can cope with the flaws of the current status and you are a fan of horror games, such as Outlast, Slender etc. then I urge you to support the game developer and give Montas a try :)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
As one guy said in some "ceep calm in Dead Space" guide: don't be scared of a thing that can't kill you, because you can kill it first. Well in Montas this rule doesn't freaking apply, alright? You don't have any weapons to kill these things. When you hear "Hey kid, run." and you turn around and see someone slowly walking towards you, you don't try to negotiate with this guy because you are already far away from him and you are catching your breath.

I'll just say that I got spooked so hard that I decided to come back later when the game would be out of early access to get hella spooked again.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
The game is completely broken,after the first 5 mins your character will get stuck,you will not be able to move at all.Not recommended until they fix this game breaking bug.

edit: i gave the game another shot,this time my character got out of the map and got stuck of course.I haven't uninstalled a game so fast in ages.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Early Access Review
i recommend this game for being creepy as ♥♥♥♥ and makes you quit after 3 min
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30 of 46 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
Early Access Review
This is just an introduction to the world where the game takes place and if you want to see more you can watch the first 40 min of my playthrough here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Mp_H3Vgzo&feature=youtu.be
Montas has all the right ingredients to be a great horror game with a lot of exploration to do, platforming and puzzle solving.
As an early access game the developers did a very good job not to spoil the story much but it still gives you a lot to do in the game. The city is very much open with plenty of dark corners and secrets, you can go wherever you want, if you are not too afraid to go there...
The atmosphere is amazingly creepy, most of the time you have no idea of what's going on and what's real and what's not and if you are dreaming or awake and that makes you fear the game and trust nothing in the game.
Lighting is great, sound is also good, there are a few glitches some frame rate drops, some animations also need polishing but this is still a beta.

Have in mind that this is not the final product but if you are an horror fan you should at least try it.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
Early Access Review
Montas is survival horror game that really focuses on immersing you with its atmosphere. As you explore the environments you can discover multiple paths that can lead you to hidden secrets and content. I was honestly paranoid and scared from the very start even when nothing had attacked me yet. Eventually you will come up against enemies that will chase you down Amnesia style and you must avoid them. This game is currently in early access so it's not a complete game and I did come across glitches and annoying level design flaws but that will be fixed during early access I'm sure. I really recommend trying Montas out for yourself if you enjoy horror games.

Here is my video preview of Montas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpY5Y-rvDfo
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27 of 42 people (64%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
Early Access Review
EDIT: I've changed this review because It lacks of detailss.
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First, THIS IS NOT A FINAL PRODUCT... IT'S A DEMO. A similar demo to Stanley Parable Demo which is totally different from full version. Demo may has barely connection to full version. Everything can get changed.

Second, game is full of bugs and glitches. If someone who wants to experience a rather normal gameplay I strongly suggest to wait. You can get stuck on the levels forcing you to restart whole game from zero.

They left a clear note about it: "WARNING: This version of Montas is unfinished. Only purchase if you are a fan of horror and wish to support the developers."

###BE AWARE OF GLITCHED GIANT COCKROACHES####

Third, game suffers from massive frame drop caused by poorly optimized map/engine. Not exactly sure where is fault.

Fourth, game promises are real, you can explore the map as you like and get hidden jumpscares but you can often get out of the map by "not properly" exploring it.



THIS IS NOT A FINAL PRODUCT, CONSIDER TWICE BEFORE BUYING!
(P.S| I may edit this review again If there will be big changes)
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2014
Early Access Review
EDIT: November 19

Though the game is early access, it's really worth buying.

PROS
-Dynamic atmosphere. Especially when you set the game to top notch settings. If you have Oculus Rift, terrifying terrific.
-Great ambience. Sometimes the music and the sounds get me instead. Imagine going down a corridor and constantly hearing "Someone's here. Leave." whispered to your ears. Get a good pair of headphones!
-Very immersive. There's a whole town waiting to be explored. I haven't mentioned the sewer system, have I?
-Scary. Yes, scary. About the game's horror-o-meter, besides only a few cheap scares, there are elevators, hallways, and illuminating corners. Plus, as I mentioned the sound effect is enough to bring you a good horrifying experience. There are enemies, too. The cool thing is that there's little time for you to react when seeing enemies, and they usually appear out of nowhere. Test your guts, and your mind.
CONS
-The game is still in the testing phase. That gives it bugs like frame drops. Frame drops are significantly reduced as of update #7.
-Light effects are not as good. Sometimes, as you go around corners, the lights go out. This is more of a minor annoyance, really.
-Enemies are not too smart. Just run like hell away from them and you'll be fine. I really expected something more challenging.
-The character moves at a snail pace.
-It's pretty difficult to move things around.
-Inventory system is still incomplete.
-Some market-sold computers might not be able to handle the graphics. I test the game on Intel HD Graphics 4000 and Intel Core i7 2.00GHz processor, which runs smoothly but gets choppy in certain highly-detailed and illuminated areas.

Overall: 8.5 out of 10. You'll just have to see for yourself.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
Early Access Review
Short Version:
Great game! :3 really scary even as a beta. can't wait for full release of the game! the atmosphere gives you the chills. x.x

Long Version:
This game is a mystery within a mystery. You have no idea what you're doing, you follow your instinct. Normally, this would be a bad thing, however the way they give you all the choises of where you can go, it makes you feel free from the story and that you can do whatever you want. When you finally get to a place where you were supposed to get to, you're like......wow, too bad i didn't explore more, OH WAIT i can always just go back and check the things out that i missed! :D. This game requires you to spend time in it, and to explore every single corner of the game. Also, not to mention that this game will give you a heart attack without using the ultimate power of pop ups. The sound in the game is enough to make you want to press escape and instantly just want to click that exit game button as soon as possible. The effects can really just start taking over and you just feel in danger and like you should run 4 ur lyf. There was literaly where i was pushed to a point where i just pressed Alt+F4 because of a scary noise that kept going louder and louder.

Some Fun/Funny Times I Had:
Alright....soooooo..without giving any spoilers here, i got out of some sewers and i decided HEY LET'S PICK UP A TRASH-CAN AND PUSH IT AGAINST THE MONSTERS FACE THE WHOLE TIME TO DODGE IT :D, without expecting it to work ofcourse, i tried it and it worked, so it kept walking into the trashcan, and i was like AH! D: and held the trashcan up a bit higher, then he was stuck underneath the trashcan and i slammed the trashcan down, and poof, i murdered a monster (and by that i pushed him to glitch completely into the ground). My reaction: O.O ...... wut did i just do....

I would give this game a 8/10 for being fun and enforcing exploration, not to mention keeping it's horror gamestyle. I can't give it a 10/10 considering it's still in beta, however the score might go up once the game is fully released. Worth every penny.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Early Access Review
A really nice and atmospheric horror exploration game, where you have to run sometimes. And its early access what i like in this genre because it feels organic when you play a game and after the next update new areas before closed are available then or pamm a new enemy`s hiding behind a corner. it sounds crazy but this game feels endless in a really good way. You will never delete it you want to play it again and again to explore and go through these strange worlds. One thing i really love "the handmade graphical art on the walls ingame" awesome motives you will love it. A story i don't need, you are the story, it feels like youre dead and you have infinite time to go through different portals. But you have to play it and you will see :)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Great game! still in early alpha but it's already doing horror better than most horror games out there, each update makes the game way better, (which by the way they update the game every friday) and the atmosphere is perfect! great sound effects and definetly worth a try to help the devs! i have a series im doing on youtube on it if you want to check me out!
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1lJGQoxvbQ
2 .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMRSUXXAtIk
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLtS8zj9K84
4 .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgkiZphYrzM




Great game, it may be in early access and semi glitchy but its great, the music is great, the atmosphere is amazing, so far not really many scares but it is a VERY creepy game that builds up suspense and im honestly not sure if that suspense is going to lead to something greater! i think it will, i recommend buying this game, its 10 dollars and the more people that support it the better the game will get. i have a series im doing on youtube if anyone wants to watch to see if they like it, my name on youtube is cubansandwichxd i have the series there, but yes, great game i cant wait till they complete it.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is amazing.

Every once in awhile I need something to scare me...Monatas did it.

If you really immerse yourself in the world of Montas you will find nothing but terror, and the illusion of things being normal.
This game will send chills down your body and make you really happy knowing that it is just a game.

What this game offers:

-Immersive horror
-Well designed enviroments
-Creepy tone setting music
-The chance to use those $300 dollar headphones your signifcant other bought you for your birthday.

What this game lacks:

-True direction
-Some game changing bug fixes

If you want nightmares for a few days from a great game that is still early in development, pick this game up and support the developers of this future masterpiece of the horror genre!

9 Out Of 10 (So far)
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21 of 36 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
Early Access Review
In its current state, I cannot recommend Montas. The movement is extremely slow, from normal speed walking to what seems to be sprinting, or what I would call, "running knee deep in mud." It gets to the point where you become so frustrated because you are being controlled by the game's slow movement speed and animations. You feel confined and you cannot go at your own pace. I feel as though the developer was not confident enough in their design to allow the player to move at their own pace. I find this to be a major drawback. After several minutes in "slow-mo," I started to feel nauseated and frustrated at the same time.

The platforming, due to the slow movement speed, can be a frustrating task. I fell a few times due to the clunky, slow movement speed of walk and run. Mind you, I have played more than my fair share of platformers since the 90s. I am not claiming to be an expert at platforming, but character movement speed and fluidity is important if you want to platform properly.

Another glaring flaw in Montas are the visuals, which is splattered with blur effects and post processing effects that only add more to a distorted image. It is difficult to enjoy the scenery when every pixel is smeared with post processing effects that ruins the game's visual fidelity.

Overall, I do not feel like Montas is worth playing due to these setbacks. By the time you proceed to the "scary" and "horror" elements in your dark journey, you find yourself pulled away from the atmosphere that is nothing more than a void. To further add fuel to the fire, the opening sequence did not draw me in, nor did it introduce me to anything I would be interested in playing. The terrible pacing that feels like you are being mind controlled by the developers in a horrid dream, hampers any sense of imagination and player choice.

Montas feels like a game without proper direction and it is poorly executed. And I do not mean to rub salt on the wound, but it is no wonder why Montas was in a PC bundle deal a few months ago that went for as low as $1 for entry donation. The developers do not even have confidence in their own product. I would not recommend it to any of my friends.

Rating: 5 out of 10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2014
Early Access Review
Even though this game may not be finshed polished product, it still has so much to offer in terms of atmosphere and scares. Everything from shadows to mysteriously opening doors will have you on edge. You know a game has good atmosphere when ten minutes in a flying manhole cover causes you to scream and flinch, along with whomever is watching over your shoulder. The minor bugs in no way impeded gameplay, might have just eased the tension a bit. Some say don't buy since it isn't finished but I say do so. You won't be disappointed.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is messing with my mind, it's terrifying!!!
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
Early Access Review
this game... will make u ♥♥♥♥ rivers. slow at first, but it just keeps building to the point u wanna start crying. it made me cry. this game is not for weaklings like me X).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
Early Access Review
Montas has a very immersive, and creepy, atmosphere. With the usage of the Unreal 3 engine the graphics are great. Needs some polishing up (fixing bugs, adding features, etc.) but that is exactly what you expect from an Early Access game. If you aren't bothered by some bugs (they'll be fixed eventually) I would definitly recommend buying this now, otherwise wait a while as they release patches and polish it up. If you are a fan of immersive horror games you should, for sure, give Montas a try, especially since it is only $10 at the moment. I can't wait for the finished game, it's going to be great!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is pretty sick I had fun playing it I can't wait to see how it'll be once it's finished
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
Early Access Review
NOTE: Work in progress.

so i dont really know about this yet, it dident scare me much to be honest. If you are a Horror game fan, try it out. But you might wanna wait for a few patches.

Or Judge for your self, heres my first look at the gameplay.
http://youtu.be/f5gJb6Zj-6w
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
Early Access Review
As not done as it may be, it is still entirely creepy.
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