Ambient procedural mountain game.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (254 reviews) - 77% of the 254 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (7,347 reviews) - 86% of the 7,347 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:
Mostly Positive (254 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (7,347 reviews)
Recently Posted
Scorgios
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Well, your are a mountain and be happy with it.
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harpopan
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fascinating, mysterious, incredible ... I spent many hours watching the mountain until one day I realized I was part of it ... // Fascinante, misterioso, increible... Pasé tantas horas viendo la montaña hasta que un dia me di cuenta que formaba parte de ella... // LOL
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Mountain
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Really Relaxing. I normally play very late to help me fall asleep but it's good for stress reliving and other things overall 9/10
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jimmy
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
terrific
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CharchBlad
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
you play as a mountain and its nice
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Bat-Flash
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
best wallpaper i bought
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black.orchid
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is a troll game.
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Chub
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
All I can say is why.
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Game4Fun
( 27.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Best game ever
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Bachuuu
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I AM ENLIGHTENED NOW
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Ok, here's the truth - this is not really a 'game' per say as it is an interactive screen saver. The program does has some fun 'codes' that you can play to make certain things happen. The Moutain will talk to you once in a wile, the seasons will change, weather will change and junk will hit it every so often. If you leave it running long enough you'll have quite an impressive collection of trash. And if your mountain gets too depressed you can also blow it up and reset ^_^ Fun fun fun

ccccccbzxc - Gold Rain
•bbbbbcb - Snowglobe Mode (on/off)
•as,zb - Annihilation
•mmmmmm,mnab - Blood
•cxzxccc xxx cbb - Fish Rain
•bbaassa ,,mmnnb - Frog Rain
•ssfssfsfjhggf - Hearts
•cvbnmbm - Flames
•m,kj - Force thought
•jk,b - Thoughts (on/off)
•sss, aaam - All Items Removed
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Mountain isn't a game, it's an expierience. Don't buy it expecting hours on end of exciting gameplay. There is no gameplay, only a surreal atmospheric simulation mountain experience. Leave mountain running in the background when you play other games, or as a screensaver, and switch back to it and play whenever you feel like. See how your mountain changes as you leave it to discover itself. Come back and observe all the little details. Play with the music keyboard and create an atmosphere for you and your mountain to enjoy. Learn things about your mountain. Learn things about yourself. Become your mountain.
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92 of 145 people (63%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I got this game with the recent Humble Bundle and thought I would give it a try. Several minutes in, I realized this game was not for me. If you are looking at this game, and you didn't read anything about it yet... there are no controls to this game. You can zoom in, you can zoom out. You can use the some of the keys on your keyboard to type out a bit of a song for the mountain, or for yourself, perhaps because of how bored you are.

I couldn't stand more than several minutes of this game, and I think the only reason I made it that long was because I was temporarily amused by the faux-piano.

If you get bored easily, this game is not for you.
If you like having some sort of control over your games, this game is not for you.

If you want to read what the moutain is thinking, and feel some sort of sad emotions or something along those lines, or you enjoy using your keyboard as a musical keyboard, perhaps this game is for you.

Personally, for people like me, I wouldn't recommend it.
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
What doth life? Are we just fleshy blips in some meaningless stew of cosmic oblivion? Or is it vice re-versa?
It's snowing on Mt. Fuji.
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38 of 64 people (59%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Game tells me I am god.
11/10
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Pros:
+There's a mountain.
+It floats.
+That's pretty impressive for a mountain if you think about it.
+You can play songs with your keyboard.
+Sometimes the mountain says stuff. Also very impressive for a mountain.

Cons:
-There's literally nothing else.
-The game is very insistent about the lack of controls.
-Like, we get it.
-Enough.
-Chill.
-You know what else has no controls? Screensavers.
-Mountain is the Dark Souls of screensavers.
-Weirdly, there is no in-game quit button. So if you're playing fullscreen you have to either tab out to exit or reduce the game's size.

Overall: Not a game/10
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
This isn't even a game, more akin to an 'interactive' desktop wallpaper.
You can zoom in and out, play 17 tones on your keyboard annnnnd... that's it. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you'll get arbitrary randomly generated thoughts that try really hard to sell you the fact that this is an 'art' game. Imagine this more as a mobile app background.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
"Mountain" is not a game. It should have been produced as a screensaver, because that is what this is. It shows a mountain on the screen, which slowly rotates, while sun comes up and goes down and sometimes weather changes. You may type things on the keyboard, but the only effect is that after you typed a period, a random sentence is shown at the top of the screen. You may use the keyboard to play the piano, which is the best feature of this program.

I have heard some people rave about "Mountain". I have no idea why. It is less interactive than a Tamagotchi. I let the program run for over an hour, and absolutely nothing happened. Controls there are none.

Do I recommend "Mountain"? Here's the thing: it is excellent for what it tries to be, so if what you are looking for is a screensaver that you can watch and contemplate, then "Mountain" is a great choice. But if you want to play a game, then by all that is holy give it a miss. It isn't worth the 99ct asking price,

I do understand that if you wait really, really long, you might see a random object impact your mountain. But that did not happen within an hour, so I killed the mountain by launching a meteorite. At least something happened.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
An amazing philosophical game, the soundtrack is great, it has a huge friendly community
and while playing the feeling that you can do anything is like beyond any of your dreams !

The gameplay is thrilling like hell, soon you will forget about anything in life, anything but mountains !

And lastly, this game can make you understand the mountain by being the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥̶i̶n̶g̶ mountain, feel the mountain, embody the mountain


BE MOUNTAIN BE GOD RULE THE UNIVERSEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!! Mountain/5 -IGN


And lastly(bis), here is a little poem wrote with all my m̶o̶u̶n̶t̶a̶i̶n̶ heart

As the proud mountain rise to reach the sky
Bound to the ground for an eternity
You, as the feeble human shall rise
As the mountain face the down






Mountain is illuminaty, take care !
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