A Short Hike, launched again in 2019, is a pocket-sized indie journey sport about mountain climbing a fantastic mountain in Hawk Peak Provincial Park. Developed via solo dev Adamgryu, the sport is lately to be had as a part of the Steam Tiny Teams sale arranged via community and writer, The Yogscast.
Released to a large number of certain press, A Short Hike is a brief however rewarding sport with a fantastic tale and a chilled-out setting. Reviews on the time – and people who performed it – mentioned it’s were given a just right mixture of Animal Crossing and Breath of the Wild, rendered in a captivating pixel-art taste.
They’re now not unsuitable. This quick and captivating sport is just right for a couple of hours of gameplay and perfect if you wish to have one thing stress-free.
You are a adorable little fowl with just one actual goal: to hike to the highest of the mountain within the heart of the park. But all the park is open to exploration, now not simply the mountain. There are bridges and rivers and streams and forests – it’s a shockingly dense international.
Without spoiling the construction of the sport, A Short Hike rewards you for going off the crushed trail. Navigation across the map is finished via following indicators that permit you to know the more than a few landmarks and spaces to discover within the park. Dotted round are secret spaces and actions, or even some platform puzzling right here and there.
As you play you’ll gather cash and golden feathers, used within the merchandise store to spice up your flight stamina. Even although you’re a fowl, you’re now not too nice with the wings but – it’s advisable you check out the mountain climbing mechanic extra steadily. The extra gold feathers you gather the additional the fowl can fly.
A Short Hike is a sport that is aware of precisely what it’s seeking to be. There’s no high-octane motion or actually any riding narrative arc. It’s about taking pictures the whimsy of heading out on a sunny-day hike in a large, open park. The tune is captivating, the graphics are pixelated (there’s an way to flip down the pixelization) and the characters are heartwarming.
A Short Hike is lately to be had on Steam as a part of the Tiny Teams Yogscast Indie sale which is supporting small studios. If you’ve by no means attempted the sport, now could be the fitting time to offer it a cross! Perfect for a chilled-out Sunday afternoon.