July 2, 2014 2:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
Though I haven't quite decided whether this new crop of non-games is more than a fad, I really have to give it to David OReilly's Mountain. It doesn't admittedly do much more than a slightly interactive screen-saver ever would, which, judging by its to-be-simulated object of choice, feels appropriate, but it's beautiful, interesting, well designed and actually enjoyable in a virtual toy way.
Besides, mountains just are -- nobody expects them to jump around, plot and strategize. Things happen on/to them, live on them and die on them, and only occasionally does the odd thought get formulated.
Mountain is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS and will set you back a humble $1.