Ambient procedural mountain game.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (127 reviews) - 82% of the 127 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (7,118 reviews) - 86% of the 7,118 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 (127 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (7,118 reviews)
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Dexcriptive
( 2,183.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
By far the best bang for my buck - yes, quite seriously, for that one dollar spent.

Things to do include:
- Playing Heart & Soul on the keyboard (annoy your friends!)
- Stress reducer (relax your body and soul as you stare into the abyss!)
- Mountain RP (haven't you always wanted to be a mountain?)

Fascinating and thought-provoking, this game made me question my own mortality in addition to the futility of the world...

So why wait around? Let Mountain draw you in. Discover who you truly are. Accept it into your life and be enlightened, then gift it to your friends and family, and let them know how this game can really change your life.
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Frozen Fires
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This is definitely not a game, I'll say that. But what it is is impossible to look away from. I found myself opening my browser only half way so I could see my mountain as I watched a video, then ended up pausing the video to continue watching the mountain. But that's only to be expected from David OReilly.
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Donald Trump
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Can we get a mountain 2 pls? i think this game is a solid 5/7
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La-Z N00D31 (SO DAMN LAZY)
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
No idea why I even like this. Perhaps that's the beauty of it. The mystery of not knowing why.
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ItsParsic
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Sooo Beutiful
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NO THIS IS PATRICK
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Befroe Mpuntain life was just life. Now life is life but with my Mountain.
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Kevorkm
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Literally the BEST mountain role play game i've ever played and ever will play.
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Save Icon
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Little to non-interactive, procedurally generated Mountain. But it's your Mountain.
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The Funk
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
"Junk you find in your closet crashing into a mountain simulator 2016 XL". 10/10
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isaur
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Its a great game to fall asleep to.
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Tomfaysal
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
I had fun watching my mountain got trashed with random stuff,
was crying when i lost my rare trash while trying to arrange it in a good way
and enjoyed the sound of silence. My dreams got really fulfilled.
Maybe i will be a mountain in my next life, we will see!
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Chad
( 123.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Profound.
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fungmeister
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Mountain... There are no words to describe this game.
Mountain is not just a game, it is a masterpiece.
Actually Mountain is not only a masterpiece, Mountain is also a way of life.
Experiencing the life of a Mountain from night to dawn. Seeing those celestial relics coming from the sky falling over the Mountain... Beautiful... Tears come to my eyes everytime I think about it.
With all of this, I rate Mountain with 9/11.
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<title>VHK</title>
( 28.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This is the best game i've ever played. just fantastic! :D
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[Kaktus™]
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
I can't play as the mountain
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[ZƱ'ƱĿ]dovahkiin
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
I changed my review again, because there is acutally a lot of arguments wether this game is, based on its narrative factor, a masterpiece, or, based on its entertaining factor, a really crappy game. So I actually thought I had to cover both sides. However, My personal opinion is that games are more likely suppose to be entertaining than narrative. ( atleast on Steam that is. )

Pros / Contras:
I think we can all agree that this is suppose to be a sandbox game.
-1 For a sandbox games it has much less options than expected
-1 Same game mechanics over and over ( which results in boringness. )
+0.5 The things you are able to do in this game will PERHAPS surprise you and keep the willing to play this poor game alive ( for a few minutes )
+0.5 The design is really nice ( but the scenery doesn't change.. wether within the actions you are able to do in this game nor if you play long enough )
+1 This game can make you think. Many theories are based of this game and maybe you will make up your own about this game too.

I do indeed understand that this game has a deeper background. I even made up my own theories about what this game perhaps wants to tell us and I also searched for some on the internet. The game can really make you think about the whole principle it is based on. Despite that fact, however, the reason i gave this game a worse score than it might actually deserve ( based on the fact that it had a deep story ) is that this game is a total catastrophy as a game which is supposed to entertain the player . It is a game which main focus is to make you think, not to entertain you. And based on that fact, it is a total crap game if I review it as a game that is suppose to do as such.

4/10 ( Bonus for being deep )
-fake IGN approves

Please excuse my english skills... I am from Germany and I'm really trying my best here.. but of course there could be some mistakes in my review.
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「warlockjay99」
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
i'm just gonna write a short review, as i don't wanna waste much time with this game.

i kinda like this but i don't have the patience to wait for items to come.
it's a great screensaver, but it would be much more fun to have more freedom in the game.
for example you could spawn stuff, zoom further out, get free camera. that sort of stuff
maybe control the weather, so you can affect your mountain, and if you don't do it correctly. something happens?
i don't know, it just feels empty, but maybe that's just the way this game intended to be.
i do recommend it tho, while i still regret buying it , as i don't use it as much

wouldn't recommend to any of my friends, but i see why people would like it so a positive review

TL;DR- not bad screensaver
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
The best screen saver I ever bought on steam.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
This. Game. Changed me. Before i was just a little boy with a dream. And now im a man a strong man, Thank you mountain
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Mountain... There are no words to describe this game.
Mountain is not just a game, it is a masterpiece.
Actually Mountain is not only a masterpiece, Mountain is also a way of life.
Experiencing the life of a Mountain from night to dawn. Seeing those celestial relics coming from the sky falling over the Mountain... Beautiful... Tears come to my eyes everytime I think about it.
With all of this, I rate Mountain with 9/11.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Little to non-interactive, procedurally generated Mountain. But it's your Mountain.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This is not just a game, i dont even know what it is but this is some pure gold stuff.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Literally the BEST mountain role play game i've ever played and ever will play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Can we get a mountain 2 pls? i think this game is a solid 5/7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,183.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
By far the best bang for my buck - yes, quite seriously, for that one dollar spent.

Things to do include:
- Playing Heart & Soul on the keyboard (annoy your friends!)
- Stress reducer (relax your body and soul as you stare into the abyss!)
- Mountain RP (haven't you always wanted to be a mountain?)

Fascinating and thought-provoking, this game made me question my own mortality in addition to the futility of the world...

So why wait around? Let Mountain draw you in. Discover who you truly are. Accept it into your life and be enlightened, then gift it to your friends and family, and let them know how this game can really change your life.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
i'm just gonna write a short review, as i don't wanna waste much time with this game.

i kinda like this but i don't have the patience to wait for items to come.
it's a great screensaver, but it would be much more fun to have more freedom in the game.
for example you could spawn stuff, zoom further out, get free camera. that sort of stuff
maybe control the weather, so you can affect your mountain, and if you don't do it correctly. something happens?
i don't know, it just feels empty, but maybe that's just the way this game intended to be.
i do recommend it tho, while i still regret buying it , as i don't use it as much

wouldn't recommend to any of my friends, but i see why people would like it so a positive review

TL;DR- not bad screensaver
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
37 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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,666.9 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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Can't wait for the dlc
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 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
4 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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