We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains.
July 1, 2014 11:56 AM   Subscribe

MOUNTAIN: A "Mountain Simulator, Relax 'em up, Art Horror" game by David OReilly (previously).
posted by Cash4Lead (13 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
But can you ride a horse on it?
posted by jbickers at 12:03 PM on July 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

So it's kind of like Dwarf Fortress without the dwarves?
posted by isthmus at 12:09 PM on July 1, 2014

YES so glad this is out now. I am the biggest David O'Reilly fanboy.
posted by naju at 12:23 PM on July 1, 2014

Awesome. My six year old will love it.
posted by signal at 12:26 PM on July 1, 2014

Seems to be 404ing out right now, maybe the server got overloaded?
posted by whir at 12:39 PM on July 1, 2014

During the E3 preview, O'Reilly said this is a perfect thing for running windowed on your desktop while you browse the internet or do whatever else you're doing. Which is great. More games/simulators/things should fit so seamlessly into my MeFi experience.
posted by naju at 12:43 PM on July 1, 2014

I've been trying to figure out a way to give David O'Reilly my money since seeing Please Say Something at an animation festival so thank you for posting this.
posted by theodolite at 12:51 PM on July 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

The problem with the whole 'leave it open while you do other things' is you miss when the red biplane crashes into your peak, and then what do you do?
posted by signal at 1:26 PM on July 1, 2014

It's no Rock Simulator 2014
posted by jnnla at 4:35 PM on July 1, 2014

I just downloaded this and virustotal says the executable contains malware: Win32.Amonetize.WA.
posted by alby at 10:13 AM on July 2, 2014

I've been running Mountain for most of today, just letting it spin on my second monitor. Without wanting to spoil anything or anyone, so far it's alternated very slowly between a meditative poem in geography and climate, and moments of deep strangeness. Something is coalescing, accumulating. I don't know what. It's interesting.

Recommended listening: Billow Observatory.
posted by Hogshead at 9:11 AM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ben Kuchera unsurprisingly misses the point completely, has gnawing feeling that the game is mocking his very existence. (I mean, I don't claim to know entirely what the meaning is yet based on my ~3 hours with it, but I'm sure it's not that.)
posted by naju at 12:57 PM on July 3, 2014

(Right on cue, my mountain just asked, "WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS?")
posted by naju at 12:58 PM on July 3, 2014

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