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  • Summary: MOUNTAIN is a mountain simulator.
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  1. Aug 21, 2014
    50
    Mountain explores our hopelessness, our despaired yearning, and so much more besides. Like a buzzing bee buzzing with the buzz of electric in a buzzing city where everybody's looking for the next big buzz, it flits and darts from one concept to the next, seemingly erratic in its pace, but deceptively calculating with its predetermined patterns.
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  1. Aug 21, 2014
    10
    Anyone going into Mountain expecting a standard 'game' is in for a **** surprise. There isn't anything to do in Mountain, other than sketchAnyone going into Mountain expecting a standard 'game' is in for a **** surprise. There isn't anything to do in Mountain, other than sketch out your feelings at the start, and play little tunes on your keyboard as your mountain spins along. While that sounds painfully boring, ten minutes into my first playthrough I was in love with my mountain. I played it songs on my keyboard during snowy days, and welcomed each random item (which will crash into your mountain periodically) with some nice notes.

    Other than that I didn't really do anything. I left Mountain up while I messed around on the web, and ate and watched movies. Every once in a while, mountain would ding, and a meandering thought would scroll by on the top of the screen. Sometimes these thoughts we funny, sometimes uplifting and sometimes they were depressing. It was strangely emotional, watching this mountain question it's own beauty, or marvel at the clear night sky.

    The game is one dollar, and why it isn't everyone's cup of tea, I think everyone should try it. Just leave it up in the background for a while and see how you feel after a few days.
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  2. Aug 19, 2014
    10
    Very unique and cute little game. Although you don't have any control over what happens, I believe that's one of the intriguing qualitiesVery unique and cute little game. Although you don't have any control over what happens, I believe that's one of the intriguing qualities about it. Events unfold before your eyes just to witness what happens next. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is an amazing adventure of emotion and self discovery. The ever changing aspect of mountain shows that less is definitely more. This game took a huge turn after about 2 hours in when small villages start popping up and colonising the mountain. Excellent insight into the human condition. Would definitely recommend. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2015
    3
    Why do people like this game? It's boring, and trashy. You just stare and stare at a mountain and you can't modify it by yourself. I can'tWhy do people like this game? It's boring, and trashy. You just stare and stare at a mountain and you can't modify it by yourself. I can't believe I wasted a dollar on this piece of crap. You just draw random stuff at the beginning, and then you find out you got scammed by this loser. It even says in the description, you can be a god and modify it. This game is deceptive! Don't buy. PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR AND DON'T Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2014
    2
    This game is a frustrating exercise in existentialism. There's really no purpose here except what you give it, but if you give it any, it'sThis game is a frustrating exercise in existentialism. There's really no purpose here except what you give it, but if you give it any, it's probably because you're an idiot. I was tricked into buying this game because someone said that eventually little people show up on your mountain and build little cities, and you get to be god of the little people. Nothing like that ever happens. The mountain just twirls endlessly in space while completely random object crash into it for absolutely no reason. I just had a thought: Maybe I don't ascribe any reason to it because I don't ascribe reason to the Universe? Maybe a religious person would find this game moving and deep? What did I say before? "If you ascribe meaning to it, it's probably because you're an idiot." Oh yeah. Wait, if I think the purpose of the Mountain is to make me question it, and question my metaphysics and epistemology, then I must be the idiot! And so your thoughts turn and turn, endlessly, like the mountain. I think the mountain is telling me to kill myself. No... no... John Lennon.... Kill... John... Lennon....

    Anyway there's nothing interesting about this game except the ambient sound track and the weird artsy-fartsy meaningless statements it makes. I gave it a two.... it was only 99 cents after all.
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  6. Oct 5, 2017
    1
    hoooooooooooooooo boy this game is really not worth your time whatsoever. I can appreciate games that are trying to break the mold but it washoooooooooooooooo boy this game is really not worth your time whatsoever. I can appreciate games that are trying to break the mold but it was impossible to force myself to get into this game. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2017
    1
    Mountain is a screen saver. There are some time consuming achievements to hunt for but even that I wouldn't call gameplay. Worst 99 cents IMountain is a screen saver. There are some time consuming achievements to hunt for but even that I wouldn't call gameplay. Worst 99 cents I have ever spent. Expand

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