Ambient procedural mountain game.
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Very Positive (89 reviews) - 88% of the 89 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,358 reviews) - 86% of the 7,358 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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“Mountain breaks the mold of video games.”
The Atlantic

“Nothing You Do Matters in This Game, But You’ll Still Obsess Over It.”
WIRED

“At the beginning of the game, I find the idea cute. By the end, I am hypnotized.”
LA Times

About This Game

~ you are mountain - you are god ~

Ambient procedural mountain game, as seen on The Internet.

FEATURES

- no controls
- automatic save
- audio on/off switch
- time moves forward
- things grow and things die
- nature expresses itself

"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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (OSX 10.7.X)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel GMA Graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
    • Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I really liked it's prequel - the hill
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Because who wouldn't want to be a mountain?

Okay serious input from a guy who just got the game (I will try to put everything about this game here)

- Very calming (audio & visuals)
- There are seasons (eg. winter, autumn, spring etc.)
- The mountain is not always sunny eg. it rains, snows, gets cloudy etc.
- The mountain keeps growing older (like you). Things die and comeback in time.
- Your mountain 'thinks'. (no joke, you can press the '.' key to see what it is thinking)
- Things fall randomly? from the sky. (eg. I got a huge record player (phonograph) (edit: HOLY ♥♥♥♥♥ classical music is playing from my phonograph :O https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8l_MC3644Y
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I will become one with my mountain
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
The Mountain is a strange thing. I wouldn't consider this a game. I suppose it's a "simulation" with random events happening. It's a bare minimum of a thing. However, it's something that I assume is meant to just stay on the side as you do something else. The game is very light and even on my 6 year old laptop, it's running perfectly fine with all the effects. I can easily watch Youtube at 720p while the game keeps going. I think it's just a thing tha is a side activity. Keep it running, check it out from time to time and see what happens in it. It's not so bad really. A very strange hipster kind of application but alright. And it's very cheap, why complain?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
everyone that doesnt understand this game is just something to watch grow over time so if you are shallow its prob not the game for you if you can actully be greatful for the small things and like to see your own personal mountain change over time which is a different experience everytime you play then you should get it and for the people that are like "this game aint worth the dollar is spent on it" they are too ♥♥♥♥♥♥ of a person to instead say something like hey this game isnt my cup of tea but atleast my money is being donated to help someone else out this game is awesome yes its mostly a screen saver but its a good one i normally just open this game up in the background of other games and its awsome to get to see my mountain grow and develop over time and change differently everytime i play ive never got two mountains that were the same some people just need to learn to be more greatful instead of being a idiot and complaining because you read the reviews and bought it because you thought it was going to be a interactive expereince how about you grow a brain cell just one please thats all you should need in order to realize hey if im going to ♥♥♥♥♥ about a game that was cheaper than anything off the dollar menu at the fast food places then maybe i should watch a review of it on the youtube and guess what using youtube and watching videos is 100% free and then you have those people that say whos going to pay for my electricity and internet and to that i say if you have the internet to download the game then you not only have the eletric but you have the internet that youd need for youtube also if you are really that shallow that you feel the need to complain about the graphics then i hope you are blind or are mentally disabled other wise tyou must be truly brain dead because theres frickin pictures of the "graphics" of the game when you buy it like damn if youre looking for a game with good graphics go get it dont expect good graphics from a game thats under a dollar seriously are you that dumb that you cant look at the damn picture then you must be truly idiotic this game is about 95% experice and like 1% graphics this game is supossed to be relaxing and for people who like to see things change and develop over time not for people who want some crazy graphicly intence game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Why do I have 6.5 Hours on this? I will never know where the time went when playing with keys, and playing the skyrim theme with said keys...


42/42, This is the true answer to life
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Screen Saver Simulator 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
This is the best game I've ever played. Ideal for birthday gifts.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
10/10. Beyond description.
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Mate :D
117.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
Life itself in a game. A piece of art that only a master can create. Mountain is everything. You are Mountain, you are god.
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JakePlayzz
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
I dont understand.... This game scares me. The game i think is unpolished and some textures dont meet up correctly leaving a very noticable error.
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a big ol' nut
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
muh aesthetics
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All The Good Names Are Taken
95.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Game of the Year
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Piro
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Please, just please, dont buy it. Dont support making rushed stuff that feed on 'hurr durr special snowlflake 2deep4u' mechanics - its basically a screensaver, and when you type random letters in usually cacophonic matter SOMETHING may happen - but it wont be worth spending 3 minutes of random button mashing.
And im not going to learn how ot play Die Walküre on qwerty keyboard - its not worth my time, just like this game.
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Revelations -
7.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
Mountain is Love



Mountain is Life



10/10
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ilyabryz80
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
Mountain is love.

Mountain is life.

10/10 of those polled would mountain again.
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Arfas
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
As ambient as it seems, what I would like however is more notes, maybe from q-p if that's even possible however it's rather ambient.
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ChaoticLuna
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
“感受宁静”
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