Lonely Mountains: Downhill Starts an Uphill Climb on Steam Greenlight

on May 20, 2017 9:38 AM

Megagon Industries recently added their adventurous bike game, Lonely Mountains: Downhill, to Steam’s Greenlight service. The ride/crash-fest is full of colorful, ‘low-poly’ graphics and unique gameplay opportunities. If the devs are successful on Steam, they’re looking at a early to mid 2018 release on PC and Mac.

The basic premise here is to get your faceless man and your yellow bike down the hill to the finish line. There are some tight looking turns in the trailer and the ragdoll physics for the eventual spills look really good. Even more interesting is the ability to find secret areas and unlock new gear within maps that vary from mountains, to canyons, to forests.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill also includes these features:

  • Custom Bike Physics – We developed a custom bike physics system to achieve very tight and fun controls while still incorporating the feeling of driving a downhill bike through rough terrain.
  • Seamless Tracks – Ride all the way down from the top of the mountain to the valley in one seamless ride with no loading times.
  • Open Level Design – Play it safe and follow the trail or take the risk and go cross-country to find the fastest way down.
  • Different Mountains – Take your bike all over the world. Ride along quiet mountain lakes, majestic forests or steep canyons.
  • Secret Locations – Explore the mountains to find secret locations and unlock new skins and gear.
  • Untouched Nature – Experience a beautiful nature untouched by men. No audience, no barrier tapes: just you and your bike (and some bears but it’s better to stay away from them)
  • Ragdoll Crash System – We advise that you try not to crash but if you do at least it will look cool (and painful). Also don’t worry, the last checkpoint won’t be far away.
  • Leaderboards – Race against your friends or the whole community to see who can find the fastest way down the mountain.
  • Beautiful Low-Poly Style – The game combines low poly art with modern lighting and post-effects to achieve a stylized and unique look.

Megagon industries are also planning on future additions to the development process. The most interesting bullet points from these features are a dynamic day and night cycle, variable weather, and the ability to customize your bike and rider with parts unlocked by reaching certain time goals.

No price has been given to Lonely Mountains: Downhill as of yet as the team seems focused on getting the game onto Steam. You can vote for it on its Greenlight page and wait for the cycling hijinx to commence. A trailer is available to give you a sense of that sweet ragdoll engine below:

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.