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A deliberately slow ascent
By Nadia Oxford 04 July 2014
Mountain | Developer:
David OReilly | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Simulation | Players:
1 | Version:
I'm the kind of person that gets a kick out of watching a line of ants march back and forth while they collect their food, repair their nest, and do their daily ant-things.
Bonus points if they're retrieving food from a friendly source like a discarded lollipop, instead of a mashed squirrel carcass baking in the sun.
It therefore stands to reason that Mountain, created by talented writer, artist, and animator David O’Reilly, would speak to me.
It's an unorthodox app that lets you observe a mountain spinning in the middle of space. That's pretty much it.
You watch the seasons go by, maybe play a little tune on the invisible keyboard located at the bottom of the screen, and listen as the mountain occasionally rumbles some deep, baffling words of supposed wisdom.
More of a simulator than a game, Mountain is peaceful and ambitious, but probably works better as a desktop app than a mobile one