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: Mostly Positive (98 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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November 12, 2014

Montas Early Access Update #7

Dear friends,

We are proud to release this long awaited, largest update to Montas yet. This time we have made significant improvements to performance, drastically increasing the framerate for most users. AI has been improved and new added content and re-arranged progression will make it a thrilling experience even for veteran players.

We don't want to spoil anything with a detailed change list so for this update we have decided to remain light on the details.

More options such as control mapping will be coming in future updates.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,
Organic Humans

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About This Game

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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
The only thing good about this game is the ambient sounds.
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
One of the more likeable walking simulators, still a walking simulator nonetheless... has scare - gimmicks but no jump scares as of my knowledge, would not buy
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Early Access Review
Things were going swimmingly...until i fell through the map. -.-

Still like what was there though. Hopefully you guys get all the bugs fixed.

I can't recomend this at the current time, but hopefully later it will be better.
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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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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 piss 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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Early Access Review
This game shows alot of promise, i took a gamble by purchasing it, and i don't regret it.

But I'm just going to mention that i encountered 3 game breaking bugs that made me have to restart the game.

Better to wait untill release, unless you like bug testing.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
Early Access Review
I like this game alot.I await every update eagerly.I enjoy its ambience and strangeness.Also love the score.Its great.
Almost puzzle like and artistic

http://youtu.be/lk1QuxiIyIY?list=PLa6sC350hkM421PSDOV6dJ1-InOD2C71b
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Early Access Review
In it's current state, I can't recommend Montas. The game is very confusing, and doesn't make any effort to tell you where to go or what to do. The "loading" screens are just pitch black screens that have no indication of informing you that they are loading screens. The movement is very slow and the the turning is very blurry, even when you turn Motion Blur or Bloom off (whatever the option is). On the plus side, the game is fairly atmospheric, and will recommend this game if they fix everything.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Early Access Review
This game has a lot of potential, really looking foward to the finished version.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
Early Access Review
I highly hope I glitched the game into beating it in about 2 hours. Because if not, a $9.99 price tag is kind of unacceptable. Hopefully they'll add more content, areas, length, etc. during Early Access. I loved the atmosphere, the creepy/subtle scares, and sound design, I'll give it that. It has to be one of the most unique horror games I've every jumped into. The ending though, made the least of sense. Montas is still worth checking out though, even in the state that it's in. If you're a horror/atmosphere buff that's willing to pay a $10 admission, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Early Access Review
Yes I enjoyed this game, it`s like a D. Lynch movies. Very "Arthouse"
May be I can`t understand that game fully but where is:
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
Early access you say? Yeah, but 6 months passed. NO NEW CONTENT. Only fkn bugs and delirious AI.
Hey, dev guys just look at mod called Grey for Half-Life 2 Episode 2. It`s was done by 7 people and it`s free aaand it`s better then "Montas", I hope you will do better then just UT3 mod. Good luck!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is amazing! It completely blew my mind and I never expected it to be so awesome. It reminds me of the first time I played Bioshock. GREAT GAME! If you would like here is a video of it. Dont forget to subscribe! ;) http://youtu.be/iw-xxQEK_fo
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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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Naja das Spiel war zwar kurz spannend aber das Geld ist es nicht Wert. Die 30 Minuten Spielzeit bis zum End Outro sind nicht Empfehlenswert!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Early Access Review
Played about 10mins, got to the train station, fell through the map, restarted the game, fell through the map, repeated this several times, rage quit.
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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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