Ambient procedural mountain game.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (175 reviews) - 81% of the 175 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (7,442 reviews) - 86% of the 7,442 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (175 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (7,442 reviews)
Recently Posted
50ShadesOfFire
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game is absolutely beautiful. The best use for it is a screensaver.
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Crazy Spacy Cow
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
i recommend this to anyone, this is such a great game!!
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wall nut
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
xylophone mountain simulator
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Donny Pie
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
It's an interactive screensaver. It's not a real game. You'd have more fun downloading an actual "Live Wallpaper" to your smart phone.

To everyone claiming this is an innovative "experience". Just stop.
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cjbpps
( 60.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Very Peaceful, Mountain is Love, Mountain is you, You are Mountain and you should too. Mountain is life. Well you have my seal of apporval :)
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StickyNickyJoe
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
This game saved my life. # Mountainlivesmatter
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TheR8R
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I sat on a bench one day
I fell asleep
I woke up on a mountain
I saw the mountain grow
I felt the mountains energy
I seemed to have a connection with the mountain
I spoke with the mountain
I was told to stop dreaming
I woke up on the bench
I knew my destiny
I am the mountain!
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Strawberry Feels Forever
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
It's cute, I liked it, but not a game. More of a (slightly) interactive screensaver. It doesn't take long to get bored if you're easily distracted. Consumes too many resources to leave running if you're doing other stuff (if you've got a garbage pc like I do, anyway.)
But having said that, It's a concept I haven't seen before, and it's only a buck, so you're not really losing much for trying it out.
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Cetais
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Product received for free
If you think this game is for you, just ask yourself this question:

Do you like watching mountains?

... Since this game is pretty much only watching a mountain, and play songs with your keyboard.
Kinda like an interactive screensaver.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
95 of 106 people (90%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
271.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I have no life
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63 of 68 people (93%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,027.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
it's aight

I play it sometimes I guess
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
270.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
In short: interactive screensaver with "some" stuff to do.
"Art stuff", not a real game.

If you're into trying out weird concepts, it's certainly worth a few pennies / cents / whatever currency.
You can basically interact with the mountain a little bit, play the piano (more or less), and "unlock" certain features via playing melodies. Or just let it run, like some fancy screensaver / quote of the day box.

Don't miss out on the games guide section:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/313340/guides/

Slight cons: this game is actually quite performance heavy, more than it should be. So keeping it open all the time might cause quite some undesirable load on lower end system.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Changed my life in more ways than one. I don't want to go anywhere or do anything because I just want the Mountain. I went out and bought a 1,200 USD laptop to play the Mountain on. I have heard that this game brings the most joy when played at 3000 FPS. I installed a large battery bank into my car for the low price of only 3000 USD. Why would I need something like that in my car? The answer is quite simple really so that my laptop can always be charging to play the Mountain. You may ask, "Why is that you only have 23 hours in the game but have dedicated this much time and effort to play the Mountain"? The answer, again, is really quite simple, jimmy. The game is such a rush that I have to control the amount I'm exposed to it. I'm afraid I may become addicted to this masterpiece and end up in a rehab. I'm already getting looks from people because I had to stop paying rent to pay for the battery, car, and laptop. I live in my car now, but don't feel sorry for me;feel sorry for yourself because you haven't felt the rush that this game offers.20/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Jesus Christ, Marie! They're minerals!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
When I feel angry, ashame, shy, mad, uncomfortable, I'd just click the client and close my eyes, try to feel every singe note floating on my fingers.
I don't know much about piano, but I really enjoy it.
The Floating Life Is Just Like Water Under Ice.
When I was a child, My parents moved to a new place for their jobs, so I just went to a new school. I was not that kind of people who are good at making friends and a student in my class freaking hated me. He told everybody to isolated me just because that I was fat and my scores were bad. It was a stupid reason but students in my class thought that was funny so they started to isolated me. I pretended like I don't care about them so I went to school alone and left school alone. By the way I had a elder brother but he thought I am fat and nerd so he didn't wanna play with me.
I was sad and I felt I was a loser. I even wanted to suicide. But nobody knows cause I always pretended I was a happy guy and I told my parents that I made a lot of friends in my school. But in fact, I cried after everybody went to sleep.
After my freshman year in high school, we had 2 months of summer holiday so my parents sent me to a summer school which was located in a small town in England called Hastings. It was actually great because I went there with my father's friend's relates. In the camp I met a girl from Ukraine. She was beautiful, but I was just an fat and ugly boy and I didn't dare to talk to her. We were in different summer camps but our schedules was same (Which means we would meet everyday). I REALLY wanted to talk with her but I was shy and I got no balls so I just pretended like I had never know her.
But in the summer camp everybody treated me nice and I talked a lot to my friends. I became a out-going person after I went to the camp. It really changed my life. After the camp I thought " I MUST LOSE SOME GOD DAMN WEIGHT", so that I started to go to the gym and whenever I wanted to "Take a rest" or give up. I always inspired myself:“U freaking fat ♥♥♥, stand up and keep working hard". And the reason was quite immature:Ï wanna be a handsome and muscle man, then I'd just go and find the girl.
I made it. Not only I became a guy with perfect body with strong muscle, also my GPA reached 3.9 and I went to a really nice university. At that time I bought this game, just like what I said in the beginning, I played it when I felt bad and when I think about my goddess. I really tho a lot of things, but finally I am now going great and two weeks ago, I went to Ukraine and I wanna find the girl.( I knew which block do she live, I didn't stalk her or what, I got these informations from her facebook.
25/6, I will never forget this day. I went to Sumy, Ukraine and I took a taxi to the block she lives in. It was like 7 or 8 o' clock. I walked on the street and I saw a view that I'd never forget.
She dressed like a sex worker and she was like waiting someone on the street. I saw a lot of girls who dressed almost the same as her. I knew what exactly was goin' on. She became a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
I knew that was her, she looked just like her photos on facebook.
I went back to the hotel and I felt despair. I opened my computer and I saw Mountain, I clicked the client like what I did when I felt bad. I started to close my eyes and trynna calm down. Suddenly I heard a blare and I opened my eyes. I saw my mountain got destoried by meteorites just like my heart got tore apart when I saw my dream girl became a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥.
Mountain isn't a normal game. It's more like epitome of my life. Like a tomb of my love.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
It's an interactive screensaver. It's not a real game. You'd have more fun downloading an actual "Live Wallpaper" to your smart phone.

To everyone claiming this is an innovative "experience". Just stop.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
best wallpaper i bought
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