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Remember The Video Game In 'Her'? Its Creator Is Releasing A Strange New Game

Credit: David OReilly

Credit: David OReilly

If you watched Spike Jonze's film Her earlier this year, then you'll remember the scene where Joaquin Phoenix plays a holographic video game with a small, foul-mouthed alien as his guide. In case you weren't able to catch the movie, it's worth checking out the clip below. 

Well, the guy who came up with the design for the imaginary game, David OReilly, is releasing a new simulation game entitled Mountain, and it looks eerily epic. 

The problem is that not much has been revealed. If you visit the game's website, all you see is the title followed by the slogan "you are mountain - you are god". Strange, I know.

The biggest hint we've got is the announcement OReilly made at an event last week in Los Angeles, "Mountain is a mountain simulator." I'm not sure exactly what to expect from such a game, but he does go on to explain that "you get to do all of the things that a mountain does." 

One of the mountains you may control. This one looks a little barren.

One of the mountains you may control. This one looks a little barren.

The floating mountains look like something out of Avatar. 

The floating mountains look like something out of Avatar. 

One unique feature of the game is the initial creation of your mountain. According to OReilly, players are greeted with a message, for example 'sickness', and a large space underneath it. Players must respond by creating a drawing, which is then used to generate your personal mountain. I'm not sure about you, but that's definitely a first for me. 

Other notable features, as listed on the site, include: no controls (hmm), automatic saves, and 50 hours of gameplay. Considering mountains aren't the most rapid of changes to occur in nature, I'm assuming that the game will play out over centuries, hence the considerable game time promised.

The game is set to release this Saturday, so keep a lookout for our upcoming review.

Would you play a game like this? As always, let us know in the comments! 

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