Ink, Mountains and Mystery is the second stylized indie game developed by the same minds behind The Beautiful Dream from NetEase Games. Using multi-layered, hand-painted 3D models and a unique rendering technology thanks to the self-developed NeoX engine, this game represents a unique artistic conception filled with gorgeous colors and great rolling landscapes.

Ink, Mountains and Mystery has turned the aesthetic of two-dimensional paintings into spanning three-dimensional worlds. By using the classical horizontal scroll view together with a free-look view, players are led into wondrous scroll paintings of charming landscapes and will even enter the world of the Song Dynasty classic, A Thousand Li of Rivers. Prepare to experience the charm of ancient traditional cultures by exploring the brilliance of these classic works.

It represents the artistic conceptions and beauty of traditional Chinese landscape paintings, often characterized by the prominence of blue and green colors. Prepare to enter this charming landscape and immerse yourself in a world full of wonder. Let the impressive painting style, intriguing tales, diverse personalities and moving music guide you on your fantastic journey through the unknown.

Based on classic stories and tales from masterworks, A Chinese Bestiary, Flowers in the Mirror and more, this game contains many striking and touching tales. Follow the adventures of two unlikely protagonists as they explore different works and form bonds with all manner of characters. Let the impressive painting style, intriguing tales, diverse personalities and moving music guide you on your fantastic journey through the paintings.

Enter the Canvas: Explore classical works marked by vivid and delicate strokes.
Landscapes of Love: Unique picturesque Oriental experience.
Heavenly Creations: Collect items and reveal the mysteries of the paintings.
Ink Enigmas: Solve enchanting puzzles.
Immersive Experience: Clear your heart and enjoy this captivating world.

Contact Us
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Official WeChat: 网易绘真妙笔千山 (miaobiqianshan)
Official Weibo: @绘真妙笔千山

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

1.Fixed some compatibility bugs with iOS13

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
709 Ratings

709 Ratings

Doctor Rhythm ,

So pretty...yet so glitchy

This might be one of the prettiest games I’ve played. Definitely much too pretty to be free-ware, and for that reason alone, it’s worth a download just to be able to stroll leisurely through an ink painting. Cut scene animation is outstanding. Rendered animation is no slouch either as far as mobile games go - especially (again) free ones. Nice music with Mandarin voices and surprisingly good English translation. I was reluctant to dock a star, but the sluggish and clunky navigation was too annoying to ignore. When the whole game consists of walking around and tapping on items, walking and tapping better be smooth and intuitive. Instead, I spent too much time walking in circles, and I had to tap the same place multiple times before it registered. Aiya!

plaintiger ,

Would be lovely

This game would be a lovely experience but for numerous problems with the design and coding. The visuals, beautiful though they are, are far too small to be made out clearly on an iPhone. Reading the text is usually impossible without zooming the screen; fortunately I have Zoom enabled in my phone’s Accessibility prefs and can double-tap to zoom in, but having to do so renders the game not so relaxing. And now I‘m at a tree where I’m supposed to tap a maple leaf, and there are probably 200 maple leaves on the screen (at least they look like maple leaves to me) and, everything being so small, if there’s anything unusual about any of them that would give me a clue that that’s the leaf I need to click, I can’t see it.

Also, because of the size issue, I’ve left this game unplayed for probably a year since I first downloaded it, and now that I try it on my iPhone XS Max running iOS 13.3, the graphics have taken to constantly jiggling from side to side, reducing the game’s relaxation factor further still.

It’s a beautiful game (despite the protagonist having some skewed perspective that causes him to view the Buddha as some kind of god, still hanging around the Earth and inclined to grant the wishes of human supplicants); I just wish I could see it without having to zoom in every ten seconds, and that the graphics didn’t do that unrelaxing jiggling thing.

Purelica ,

Art Extremely Well Done

The game itself is the most beautifully crafted I’ve ever played. The art and animation is flawlessly beautiful and sceneries breathtaking. The stories are romantic and somewhat nostalgic. The game requires patience because you are guaranteed to run into dead ends multiple times. Also if you leave the game midway through a chapter, you have to start from the beginning of that chapter and each chapter is long; it takes about 1/2 hour to complete each chapter on the average, so imagine you’re on the last search for an item and you get frustrated because can’t find an item and it’s 3 am and you have school or work at 8. You have to leave the game. Guess what? You have to start over next time. But the 2nd time around isn’t so bad because you already know where the items are (if you remember). Anyway, I did enjoy the game very well. Definitely recommend it.

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Hong Kong Netease Interactive Entertainment Limited
980.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating


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