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Cursed Mountain is a survival horror adventure video game for Wii and Windows, developed by Sproing Interactive, in collaboration with, and published by Deep Silver. The Wii version was released on August 21, 2009 in the PAL region and on August 25, 2009 in North America, with the Windows version following on February 5, 2010. The game focuses on a mountaineer searching for his lost brother in the Himalayas. Combat primarily consists of encounters with the angry souls of monks and climbers who are trapped in Bardo, a spiritual realm in between this life and the next. The player must stun the enemies and make gestures with the Wii Remote to free their souls. The game also makes use of other features of the Wii Remote, such as its built-in speaker.
Cursed Mountain is set in the late 1980s, due to the lack of technology available in the time period. The entire course of the game takes place on a fictional mountain in the Himalayas named Chomolonzo, which the natives call "the Sacred One". The protagonist, Eric Simmons, is searching for his lost brother, Frank, who was hired by Edward Bennett to retrieve a sacred artifact called a terma. The goddess of the mountain became angry, and she bestowed a powerful curse upon Chomolonzo, trapping Frank and everyone who could not escape in time. The storyline of the game is heavily influenced by Buddhism and Tibetan folklore.