Monstrous Wandering: Life On A Mountain

By Alice O'Connor on July 14th, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

It's a wonderful life.

Funny, I don’t remember all these mountains being here before. Yes, here at RPS we certainly did enjoy playing with our Mountains but now, mere weeks later, here comes another one. Looming behind us. Creeping up. Coming out of nowhere. A sneak peak.

Jukio Kallio has given a sneak peek at Life On A Mountain, a game “about breathing the fresh air of the mountain and thinking about all the secrets it might hide.” Given that he’s behind the pumping soundtracks for Luftrausers and Nuclear Throne under the name Kozilek, it’s looking surprisingly sedate. And quite splendid too.

All we have to gawp at now is a short “gameplay teaser” trailer which shows a big fuzzy monster chillaxing with some chums in a cave, then wandering around a snowy mountain top, leaping in streams, running into trees, pushing big snow balls around (hey, I know that game!), and generally looking to enjoy the crisp mountain air.

“I’m super pumped to continue on it, already so many new ideas,” Kallio said on Twitter after releasing the video. “And also afraid of all the haters when they realize it’s not very… videogame?” Good. Excellent. Splendid. I like the sound of it more and more.

No word yet on when it’ll be released. He says it’ll be for PC and Mac at least.

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  1. yhancik says:

    The header image evokes a SkiFree played from the perspective of the Abominable Snow Monster, through an Instagram filter :D

    • salejemaster says:

      Exactly what I thought when I saw it!

    • Harlander says:

      From the sound of it, it probably won’t allow you to chase and devour skiers, though.

      • Turkey says:

        It would be pretty awesome if the goal of the game was to feed your family with SkiFree dudes.

        • Napalm Sushi says:

          Now you mention it… are those bones in the cave at the start?

          …And are they related to the tally marks on the walls?

    • zarnywoop says:

      At first glance, I thought it was a ‘Horrace Goes Skiing’ remake.

  2. Napalm Sushi says:

    Mountains: the new zombies.

    • Geebs says:

      Haters gonna hate

      • Napalm Sushi says:

        On the contrary; I’ve become as attached to my Mountain as the blanket of anvils, padlocks, dice, mugs, chairs, bowling pins, traffic cones, cakes, gramophones, teeth, biplanes, top hats, crates, sailboats, rubber ducks, CDs and pick axes that now covers its slopes.

      • Vesuvius says:

        Hatters gonna be mad.

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      I have heard that Call of Duty: Mountain Warfare will include a nazi mountains mode.

      • Gap Gen says:

        Mountains breaking down doors and windows over millions of years by subduction. Use geology guns to subdue the peaked hordes.

    • fco says:

      Reading the title I first thought someone had made a game based on the adventures of Billy The Mountain:

      [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0b0_SqyM0&w=420&h=315

    • rexx.sabotage says:

      Does that mean zombies are finally done?!?

  3. oyog says:

    At the moment the “Kozilek” link points to “http://nuclearthrone.com></a%3ENuclear%20Throne,%20%20under%20the%20name%20%3Ca%20href="

    I didn't know Kozilek was behind the music in Luftrousers. And dang there are a lot of albums on his bandcamp page. Guess I know what I'll be listening to on my day off.

  4. Wytefang says:

    My eyes…those graphics. The goggles do nothing!

  5. jonahcutter says:

    I’m glad I watched the vid. I was all set to write it off as the cheap side of “retro” graphics. But those animations are pretty great. It really comes to life when seen in motion.

  6. brotherthree says:

    I’m going to keep an eye out on this, looks like it could be going in an interesting direction.

    In a way it reminded me of walking through Winters in Earthbound (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q99Z9pp1ASQ)

  7. green frog says:

    I like this game already. I have no idea what it is, but it’s charming.