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Mountain

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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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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