That's not Peter Molydeux's latest satirical game idea – it's the conceit of Mountain, a game from filmmaker and artist David O'Reilly, the guy behind the video game in the movie Her and Adventure Time's "A Glitch Is A Glitch" episode. As O'Reilly explained during E3's Horizon conference, Mountain is a mountain simulator, and as he showed, it's way cooler than you think.
Mountain is meant to exist on your desktop as an interactive window into another world. It begins by asking you three "questions," individual words that you answer in drawings. We saw "sickness," "afterlife" and "beauty." These drawings propagate in some fashion on your mountain, which appears in a windowed field – it has weather cycles, things grow on the cliffs, and you can impact the world around the mountain by playing music with the keyboard. Mountain should launch for PC, Mac and iOS in a week or two for about $1, O'Reilly said.
Mountain was one in a lineup of wacky, pretty games at the E3 Horizon conference. Check out all of the goodies below.