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Double Fine publishes mountain simulator

Double Fine publishes mountain simulator

Mountain's procedural generation is based on the answers players give to a series of psychological questions.

Double Fine has unveiled its latest title created by a third party, Mountain, a mountain simulator that the studio defines as a procedural terrarium.

The game has been designed by David O’Reilly, known for his animated short films and the hologram sequence featured in the film Her. Mountain is O’Reilly’s first foray into the video game industry.

Mountain gives players limited control over a floating digital mountain which will sprout and develop different forms of flora and fauna depending on answers players give to a series of psychological questions asked at the game’s opening. Answers to these questions will be provided through drawings.

Double Fine describes the game as ‘an ambient, minimalist, zen-like experience full of secrets and mysteries’ and suggests that Mountain should live in a small window on your desktop to be played gradually over time.

Mountain is available for iOS, Mac and Linux and Windows PCs for $1.

Mountain is part of the Double Fine Present’s series, a side project for Tim Schafer’s iconic indie studio that helps other independent developers publish their games. The program kicked off in March with the launch of MagicalTimeBean’s Escape Goat 2 and continued in April with sci-fi noir adventure game Last Life which is still currently in development.

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andrew8200m 2nd July 2014, 12:09 Quote
Wow.. :/
Instagib 2nd July 2014, 12:23 Quote
They should make it a live wall paper. Like on android, but for your desktop.
ADJB 2nd July 2014, 15:59 Quote
This is asking for a mash up title to follow....

Mountain Goat Simulator
XXAOSICXX 2nd July 2014, 17:02 Quote
"... full of secrets and mysteries"

a.k.a. "bugs"
VaLkyR-Assassin 2nd July 2014, 22:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADJB
This is asking for a mash up title to follow....

Mountain Goat Simulator

Haha! I like that.
Cheapskate 3rd July 2014, 01:04 Quote
3 personal questions in, it turns into a volcano. By the fifth question, it's blown it's top and the lush vegetation is burning.
-Don't ask me personal questions.
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