Contemplate your existence with MOUNTAIN simulator now available for Android



After gracing iOS devices back in July, the critically acclaimed MOUNTAIN has now arrived for Android. Charging $1, the self-described “mountain simulator” challenges normal gaming conventions in that… well, you really don’t do much. You are mountain. You are god. And without getting too deep, this means you stare at a fairly well-detailed mountain as it exists in time and space and contemplate your life.

There aren’t any real controls per se. Sure, you can spin the mountain around, take a look at some of it’s trees, or even zoom out to see the mountain existing in space. There’s also an invisible keyboard along the bottom of the screen can be tapped to play sounds.

If you “play” the MOUNTAIN long enough — probably the most challenging aspect of the game — you might even exist long enough to see random debris fall from the sky. Occasionally the mountain will provide players with its thoughts as the weather and seasons change. This is simply put, the life out of a mountain.

When all is said and done, this is what $1 will get you. But if you give it a chance, you just might learn something about yourself. In our busy day to day lives, stuck in the rat race trying to make ends meet, I’m not ashamed to admit that at the end of my half-hour romp with MOUNTAIN… I cried.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Da fuq

      1. Wait for the sequel. We are mountain. Same gameplay except you can also watch someone else look at his/her mountain through google multiplay.

  2. Anyone have a link? I can’t find it.

  3. Yeah, this sounds like something iOS users would dig.

    1. But experience wouldn’t be complete for them, because there is no fart button on top of the mountain.

  4. Modern people should work more, and stop wasting their lives on crap like this.

    1. Personally, I think my 50 hour work week is plenty, thank you very much. How I choose to relax is my own business.

  5. Really more a live wallpaper than an app…. suppose with no live wallpaper on iOS it had to be an app..

  6. I have something like this at home. Its called Tree.

  7. I cried too… at having spent a $1 on this crap.

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