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Mountain is a mountain simulation application which was intentionally made as an anti-game. It features very little gameplay and only a semblance of interactivity.


At the beginning of a new game, the player must undertake a quiz. He or she has to answer several psychological questions by drawing the answers. This is the only gameplay Mountain actually has. Based on the drawings, the program generates a floating mountain that embeds the player's answers. The user cannot interact with the mountain or influence it. However, he or she can observe it from any angle by rotating the camera with the mouse. By using the keyboard, the player can also influence the game's piano music.

The Mountain

The mountain slowly changes over time, acting as a living environment. As the time passes, the mountain goes through the day and night, various seasons, clouds, rains, and snowfalls. New plants can grow and fade on the mountain, and random objects can fall on it out of nowhere. Occasionally, a piece of philosophical text appears on the screen indicating the mountain's "thoughts." The mountain eventually collides with a shooting star and collapses.


This game was created as an art object and an experiment rather than entertainment. It is meant to fill the time in the background while the user is preoccupied with some other activity. Though hardly a game, Mountain can be used for relaxation and meditation.

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David O'Reilly
David OReilly
David OReilly, David O'Reilly, Double Fine Productions
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for macOS

  • 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

System requirements for Linux

  • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
  • Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • 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
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Mountain reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Need to be a Mountain Quite honestly, I have no Idea whether to rate the Game positively or negatively. So to the Game itself, you can only say that you are a Mountain and You can change the Camera perspective. In addition, the Weather and the Season change again and again and sometimes a bit of Rubbish flies on the Mountain. Later, even more unusual Events occur, such as a Meteor rain. Every now and then there is a bit of Music (which is far too loud) and the Mountain has "profound" Thoughts, such as: "Who am I?." Surely that could have been let out. Even if the "Game" doesn't reveal it, you can sound small Melodies on the Keyboard and hull around a little. Conclusion The Graphics could be better and I wonder why this Fan is actually on my Mountain. Mountain doesn't really have anything to offer, other than running it on the side and seeing the Landscape change. As a Screen Saver, I'd get him, as a Game I find Mountain a little unnecessary. Mountain is supposed to be Art rather than Play and with that it somehow serves its Purpose. Whether it's worth the current Price of €1 is up to you:-) If the Review has somehow helped you, let me know or check out my Youtube channel on which I often introduce interesting Indie titles, as well as Mountain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx9pl_e0WiE Did the Review help you? Then follow me in my Steam Group, where I write my Reviews as a Curator.
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Be a Mountain, speak like a Mountain, play like a Mountain When someone pointed me out on this Game, and I saw The Screenshots from the Game with Action only so exuberant, stood clear to me I have to buy this Game. When I started it, I drew with my outstanding And completely underrated drawing Talent, which occurred to me on the Subject, which was depicted on the Drawing Board. I was immediately gripped by the Innovative Gameplay, I have always wanted a Paint Clone for my Part to tell me what to draw. When I had left that Part of the Game behind, I watched as a Mountain developed in front of my Eyes, almost out of Nowhere. From Reflex's it tore me off the Chair Smoothly, of course I had previously fitted my entire living Area sufficiently with super soft Mats. (What was left of the Laughter Attack of some's Reaction to my recent Reviews) When I caught myself again after some Time, the stunning Story struck me, I was from the First Minute of the narrative close to shackled the developer's empathetic Words to the Start of the Game were very encouraging, and immediately encouraged me to keep playing . Unfortunately, this Game advertises with a unique Feature "No controls" I had to find that it is possible to move the Camera and play With the Buttons "asdfghjkl, mnbvcxz" sounds. I'm very disavowed, I had been looking forward to not having to control the Game. My Conclusion about the Game: Graph ●-3 of 5 Gameplay ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●-4 of 5 Control ● ●-4 of 5 music ●-4 of 5 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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