Factsheet

Developer:
David OReilly
Based in LA,CA

Release date:
July 1st 2014

Platforms:
PC / Mac
Apple App Store

Website:
mountain-game.com

Regular Price:

USD$1
EUR€1
CAD$1
GBP£1

Description

MOUNTAIN is an ambient procedural mountain game.

History

This game was first previewed at E3 on June 12th, 2014 - at MOCA Los Angeles, as part of Venus Patrol's HORIZON event. It was released on July 1st on Humble + the Apple app store, in conjunction with Double Fine Presents. Within 24 hours it climbed to #5 most popular paid app in North America and #1 paid Role Playing game in 33 countries. The game is not yet available on Steam or Android, though both platforms will likely be accommodated in the future.

Features

  • no controls
  • automatic save
  • audio on/off switch
  • time moves forward
  • things grow and things die
  • nature expresses itself
  • ~ 50 hours of gameplay
  • once generated, you cannot be regenerated

Videos

Trailer Vimeo


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "Mountain breaks the mold of video games."
    - Ian Bogost, The Atlantic
  • "Nothing You Do Matters in This Game, But You’ll Still Obsess Over It."
    - Bo Moore, WIRED
  • "At the beginning of the game, I find the idea cute. By the end, I am hypnotized."
    - Carolina A. Miranda, LA Times
  • "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

Horizon Webpage
Mountain horizon.venuspatrol.com.


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MOUNTAIN Credits

David OReilly
Creator, Design

Damien Di Fede
Code, Sound


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