When some video games make people upset and comment that these games are not video games, this is when i pay attention, i’m not interested in the same old video games but with better this and that.
Mountain is a “video game” which make people argue if it is a video game or not, you see, the interaction in the game is limited, the game could start and finish without any input from you, and that is fine, but the game offer some ways to interact with it, you need to explore them yourself.
For $1 you get a game, or a toy, or is it art? it’s something different than the usual, and for $1 i don’t see what’s the problem with trying it, Mountain start with a white canvas and a word, it asks you draw a symbol for that word, the it starts, it generate a mountain swimming in in the space, the mountain speaks from time to time, with a musical note it type a text message, the mountain is usually happy for the morning or the night, for the rain or the snow, for the vast universe, some times the mountain gets melancholy.
you can play music notes, basic ones, but zoom out and you start hearing long notes, sounds like ambient music, i spent about 10 minutes pressing random keys slowly, giving each note a space to fade out before i press another key, it was a beautiful experience.
I love any game trying to be different, even if i didn’t like it, even if i didn’t understand it, Mountain is a game i loved, it’s a game you can leave it open on the side of the screen or open it in another monitor if you have it, let the mountain talk to you.