Mountain

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Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This is a game from the same developer as Everything that simulates a mountain. You influence how each of the rising land masses turns out by drawing different objects. The game then evolves before you, offer a gentle background to other activities, meditation or contemplation.

The game uses your drawn responses to the psychological questions to model a mountain, floating in space, surrounded by a small sphere of the atmosphere. You can then explore the structure not interact in other ways.

As you watch, the mountain slowly revolves as time passes quickly through day and night and the seasons change. Snow falls and then melts, flora and fauna spring up and wither away. There is even some occasional dialogue where you hear the "thoughts" of the huge mass.

After around fifty hours while the game has been running, the mountain meets its fate when it crashes into a passing giant star, ending the game, at which point the player can start the game over with a new mountain.

DetailsDetails

Release Date: 01/07/2014, updated in 2018

Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS.

Genres: Creative and Simulation.

 

TipsTips

This game is good if you want to:

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 45 hours and 50 hours to complete. The game takes a long time to play, but this is mostly with it running in the background rather than absorbing attention like other games.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Mountain costs just £1/$1. A new version, Mountain 2, has recently been released and offered as a free update to existing owners of the original game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

No ratings available for this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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"The games we have selected don't necessarily offer an ideal way to cope with death but tackle the topic of death openly and with a positive attitude. They can help show the player that they are not alone in what they are going through. Playing these games with young people, and answering questions they might have along the way, can be a useful starting point for important conversations about grief."
 

Inhabit Another World

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Video games are known for high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled entertainment, but there are many that address the player’s emotions as much as their dexterity. Often overlooked by younger or more competitive players, these experiences can provide a helpful variety in the diet of games your family enjoys.
The games selected below create emotionally rich spaces in which to explore scenarios with feelings rather than facts. In some games this is achieved with beautiful or soothing interactive visuals; others create charged relationships and settings that invite players to take a role in processing these emotions.
 
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