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Mountain

1 year ago

Feature: The best bargains

Steam summer sale: our giant recommendations list

The Steam summer sale is in full blaze. For a while it even blazed so hot that the servers went on fire and all the price stickers peeled off the games. Either that or the store just got swamped with cheapskates looking for the best bargains. Cheapskates like you! Well, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some recommendations - both general tips and some newly added…

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Mountain update pretties up our favourite pet rock

Back in 2014, we were all given a miniature Mountain [official site] of our own (or became mountains?). We were delighted as household items rained from the skies, days and weather passed, and our pet rock thought little thoughts. Then Graham murdered his mountain and suddenly we became hyper-aware of mortality. I took care of my own mountain for days but as its thoughts became…

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Everything has the best animated animals anywhere

Everything [official site] is the new game from David OReilly, artist, director and creator of RPS's favourite Mountain. We've already heard whispers about Everything, notably that it is coming to PS4 before Windows and Mac. Now, along with a lengthy new trailer, the release date has been announced. It'll be coming to PS4 on March 21st and to Steam on April 21st. But what is…

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2 years ago

Mountain Creator Announces He’s Making… Everything

Working with Double Fine, David OReilly has announced his next project following 2014's RPS-adored Mountain. And it's called Everything [official site]. And appears to be promising... everything. A game in which you can play as everything in the game. Announced as a PS4 exclusive, we poked Double Fine with the patented Rock, Paper, Shotgun Really Pointy Stick (RPSRPS) until they confessed that "exclusive" means "for…

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4 years ago

Feature: Geological mishaps through affection

The Deaths Of Mountains

Recently we gave Mountain – a kind of desktop geological pet – our Bestest Best Landscape Of 2014 Award. As part of the chatter about it I said that I "felt strongly enough about *my* mountain that I will never boot the game up again once it’s gone". Until now that meant not launching the .exe file and just keeping the whole thing in storage…

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Feature: Mountain Of Mellowness

The Bestest Best Landscape Of 2014: Mountain

Most PC games are about terrain, but Mountain was the only monadnock this year to cause the RPS chatroom to feel empathy, to mellow, and to excitedly compare notes. Alec: Passive game-viewing is the new game-playing, apparently. I’m not quite ready to leave the homeland and sign aboard the HMS Twitch myself, but Mountain made for a happy medium. The game that plays itself. The…

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Feature: A bit moony

Self-Reflection On Dreamy Summer Nights

Without tarot to draw, tea leaves to swirl, crystals to tune, bones to cast, or ants to observe, this summer I turned to video games for divination. I watched between the static of late-night TV, chatted with hitch-hikers, listened to a mountain, sought forest spirits, and even consulted an oracle.

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Another Dawn: Mountain Now On Steam

I think about my Mountain often, though I haven't visited it since July. The time we spent with our virtual pet rocks was wonderful, but as my mountain entered what I think is old age, I grew concerned. Its musings had became awfully existential and it started babbling, gibbering. It'd fall silent for long periods. At times it seemed at peace but others... was my…

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Feature: New! Virtual Pet Rock

RPS Blather About: Mountain

Team RPS recently adopted pet mountains. Or befriended mountains. Incarnated as mountains, possibly. We've been playing a lot of Mountain, in short. It's a "mountain simulator," a little ambient game released today by David OReilly. Mountain will sit happily in a window in the background then occasionally chime to offer you a mountainous thought or alert you to a glorious sunrise. It's only $1 so…

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Mountain Simulator: ‘Her’ Fake Game Maker’s Real Game

Movies don't really 'get' video games. Their adaptations are dreadful, and the idea that anyone would even adapt these games into movies is a bit daft. Video games within movies are rarely better, real games played weirdly to make clear to viewers that they're video games or bombastic fictional games. One I would actually play was in Spike Jonze's Her, a walking simulator with a…

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