Ambient procedural mountain game.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (203 reviews) - 88% of the 203 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (7,073 reviews) - 86% of the 7,073 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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Reviews

“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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Very Positive (203 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (7,073 reviews)
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Duncan Hunter
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
The best screen saver I ever bought on steam.
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Zombant
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Best. Game. Ever. Couldn't be better. Keeps me for hours at a time.
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ToTo
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
what?
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kekkkek
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
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RK
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
fun to play, on drugs only
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harlequinskull
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I wanted to like this game, because the premise is actually a good one for its genre: a mountain is custom generated for you, and grows and evolves in real time, and you curate it until it becomes a living piece of artwork. But after fiddling around with it for several hours, I had to give up.

The game failed for me because it failed in it's primary function: it wasn't beautiful. When you've got a game that's little more than a glorified screensaver, it has to deliver aesthetically. And I couldn't really enjoy my mountain when it's got random objects being hurled at it every hour or so. A pickaxe? A bed? After a few hours my mountain felt more like a junkyard. TL;DR I would have been much more pleased with a mountain that randomly generated plant growth and rudimentary animal life than...whatever this was. I'm not going to gripe about the cost, since at 99 cents I DID get my money's worth, but I wouldn't go back for more either.
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De_Buchi
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I started it up. drew a whale d**k in a box, and got a mountain. Twirled it around for awhile, got smashed by a trashcan. Realized what this game was telling me about my life, and felt very profound. Mildly insulted. I am trash.

8/10 would get symbolically called trash again
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Exe
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Join my mountain server eu.mountain.com:25444.
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rsagasta95
( 28.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
A really nice experience that I am much enjoying.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Boobs DxD
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
This Isn't Really A Game Yet It's Not A Glorified Screensaver. It's A Exprience That Can't Be Explained Properly Which Will Explain Why The Number One Review On This "Game" Is Just The Word "Good". It's Like Looking After A Pet Rock But It's Bigger And Makes You Think. Through Most Of The Negative Reviews May Pass It Off As A Horrible Cash In Or As A Bad Simulation, It's Because They Don't Think. They Just Pass Through Life Without Considering The Effics Of Their Existence And This May Sound Stupid From A Guy Who Calls Himself "Boobs DxD" But I Use The Name For Irony's Sake But I Digress.

The "Game" Will Prompt You To Read And Think Time To Time With Obervasations Of The Current State Of The Mountain And Ask Questions That Question It's Existance And Loneness Which In Turn Connects With Me. As Someone Who Suffers From Social Anxiety And Depression, This "Game" Made Me Think Why I'm Like The Way I Am. Apart From That, Debris Will Crash Into Your Mountain Such As Hearts, Planes Or Horses. My First Debris Came An Hour In As One Of Those Early Phones And More Comes In By The Hour. You Would Eventually Have Your Mountain Covered In Debris. You Can Play Music On Your Keyboard Which Can Be Used To Stop The Murdurous Dwarf Star From Destroying Your Mountain And Making You Restart.

I Would Describe What All These Things Stand For But I Think Its Better For You To Get The "Game" And See What You Get As Everyone Has Their Own Thoughts And Perspective On Life. It's Only 99c Which Is A Good Start But It Needs Help On Finding It's Target Audience Since It's Not Really Suited For Steam Where Most Games Are Action Based. Before Leaving This Review Here, I Want To Ponda On One Last Thing With You.

This Game Has A Season And Day/Night Cycle. It Goes Through This Without Stopping And The Only Way To Truely Stop It Is By Entering The Option Menu. This Can Have Many Different Interpatations But Mine Is That This "Game" Is A Metaphor For Life. It Acts Like A Wake Up Call And With It's Simple But Beautiful Art Direction, It Kinda Prompts You To Leave Your Computer And Explore The Outside World And This Is Why It Appeals To Me.

In Conclusion, This Is A "Game" That Provokes Discussion. I Usually Buy Games For My Steam Friends For Christmas And This Year, I'm Going To Send Them This Because It Would Be Nice To See How Other People See It. Games Allow Us To Escape Reality With Examples Like GTA's Gangsta Lifestyle Or With No Man Sky's Space Exploration And This "Game" Is Something That Pulls From That Reality And Makes Us Think About The Real Life We Have Been Given Before Us, Make Us Go Back In Time To A Time When People Only Had Nature To Entertain Them Nad When You Think About It, Nature Is One Of The Reasons Why Evolution And Our Pursuit For Techlogy Lead Us To Where We Are Today. In A Simple Statment, It's Just A Nice Little Tool That Reminds Us There's More To Life. Now Excuse Me While I Go And Play Painkiller.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Rafi Fine
( 43.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Mountain is love...

Mountain is life...

It will seed you with all of its love juice...
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Penguin
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
You can play chill piano while watching flames rain down the sky.

I would like to become a mountain.

Worth every cent.
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Eliphas40K
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
what the ♥♥♥♥ of a point of this?
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[J5]Great1
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Thought it would be more amusing than it was
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ohr no a drurgon! Rawr?
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I mean.... What is this anyway?
I am very confused...
My recommendation is jus because i have choice not to...
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ithidis
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
The hell did I just play?
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ORTHODOX CAVEMAN
( 900.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
This game saved my life
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pumpkin42
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I like the level progression, the final boss and how replayable it is.

also, power ups and special weapons.

special cutscenes unlocked with achievements.

and intense ressource management.
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MellowRN
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Minecraft sucks any way.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
拔娜娜
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
I was wondering, tho...
What is life?
And why should i looking for a mountain for no reason???
I just don't understand
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,531.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Eh... it's alright, I like David O'Reilly pretty creative guy. If you're actually interested in the game itself, it's an interactive screen-saver. I had to spend some time investigating the game in its fullest potential, time well spent.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
The best screen saver I ever bought on steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I actually played this for an hour and thirty minutes straight. It was genuine entertainment, with me worrying about artefacts destroying trees and playing music with my keyboard.

10/10 worth the dollar.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
This Isn't Really A Game Yet It's Not A Glorified Screensaver. It's A Exprience That Can't Be Explained Properly Which Will Explain Why The Number One Review On This "Game" Is Just The Word "Good". It's Like Looking After A Pet Rock But It's Bigger And Makes You Think. Through Most Of The Negative Reviews May Pass It Off As A Horrible Cash In Or As A Bad Simulation, It's Because They Don't Think. They Just Pass Through Life Without Considering The Effics Of Their Existence And This May Sound Stupid From A Guy Who Calls Himself "Boobs DxD" But I Use The Name For Irony's Sake But I Digress.

The "Game" Will Prompt You To Read And Think Time To Time With Obervasations Of The Current State Of The Mountain And Ask Questions That Question It's Existance And Loneness Which In Turn Connects With Me. As Someone Who Suffers From Social Anxiety And Depression, This "Game" Made Me Think Why I'm Like The Way I Am. Apart From That, Debris Will Crash Into Your Mountain Such As Hearts, Planes Or Horses. My First Debris Came An Hour In As One Of Those Early Phones And More Comes In By The Hour. You Would Eventually Have Your Mountain Covered In Debris. You Can Play Music On Your Keyboard Which Can Be Used To Stop The Murdurous Dwarf Star From Destroying Your Mountain And Making You Restart.

I Would Describe What All These Things Stand For But I Think Its Better For You To Get The "Game" And See What You Get As Everyone Has Their Own Thoughts And Perspective On Life. It's Only 99c Which Is A Good Start But It Needs Help On Finding It's Target Audience Since It's Not Really Suited For Steam Where Most Games Are Action Based. Before Leaving This Review Here, I Want To Ponda On One Last Thing With You.

This Game Has A Season And Day/Night Cycle. It Goes Through This Without Stopping And The Only Way To Truely Stop It Is By Entering The Option Menu. This Can Have Many Different Interpatations But Mine Is That This "Game" Is A Metaphor For Life. It Acts Like A Wake Up Call And With It's Simple But Beautiful Art Direction, It Kinda Prompts You To Leave Your Computer And Explore The Outside World And This Is Why It Appeals To Me.

In Conclusion, This Is A "Game" That Provokes Discussion. I Usually Buy Games For My Steam Friends For Christmas And This Year, I'm Going To Send Them This Because It Would Be Nice To See How Other People See It. Games Allow Us To Escape Reality With Examples Like GTA's Gangsta Lifestyle Or With No Man Sky's Space Exploration And This "Game" Is Something That Pulls From That Reality And Makes Us Think About The Real Life We Have Been Given Before Us, Make Us Go Back In Time To A Time When People Only Had Nature To Entertain Them Nad When You Think About It, Nature Is One Of The Reasons Why Evolution And Our Pursuit For Techlogy Lead Us To Where We Are Today. In A Simple Statment, It's Just A Nice Little Tool That Reminds Us There's More To Life. Now Excuse Me While I Go And Play Painkiller.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
900.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
This game saved my life
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Best. Game. Ever. Couldn't be better. Keeps me for hours at a time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I really enjoyed this one. It's.. it's just a mountain. A really charming and interesting mountain. xD
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
THIS GAME IS RATED 11/10 SO AWESOME
SUCH WOW
WOULD PLAY 1000+ HOURS
THIS GAME IS SO GOOD
THAT I WILL FREAKING EAT MY FOOT
IT'S WORTH THE MONEY JUST STARING AT THE MOUNTAIN MAKES IT ALL BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
this a good game to play when you looking for a challenge but you also want to eventually win
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
A masterpiece that dives in right to the core of our existence

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
My experience with this game:
1. Open up mountain
2. Stare at mountain for a solid 2 hours
3. Realise the mountain has a better life than me
4. Becomes a mountain

Mountain is love, Mountain is life.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
EVERYDAY I'M JUST A NORMAL PERSON
TRYING TO FIND LIFE'S GOAL

NOW


I HAVE FOUND MY LIFE'S TRUE GOAL
ALL THIS TIME, MY WHOLE LIFE
IT IS NOW COMPLETE WITH JUST $0.99
THIS IS IT GUYS, BUY IT !
EVEN GOD RECOMMENDS IT



ALL PRAISE THE MOUNTAIN
THE ALL-KNOWING UNMOVING ROCK
MAY CTHULU BLESS YOU
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
11/10 It's not by EA. Would watc.... I mean play again <3
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
You can't win, but you can have a mountain floating in a void, and that's kind of like winning.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
DLC suggestion: Mountain Multiplayer: Who can survive the longest?
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
On a more serious note, this game is actually very relaxing. The background noise is very pleasant and the visuals are very nice to look at. I don't think you can go wrong for just £1.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
352.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
this will fulfill your empty life
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Can't wait for the dlc
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