game language: English
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A Short Hike is an adventure game developed by independent developer Adam Robinson-Yu. The production was created as a "breakaway" from the work on another project by this author, representing the RPG genre, and the source of inspiration for it were his walking expeditions from his youth.
A Short Hike takes place in a landscape park located at the foot of a mountain called Hawk Peak. The main heroine of the game, a bird named Claire, who is here on holiday with her aunt, decides to climb the top of the game to contact her mother. As the road is not the easiest one, the protagonist will have a variety of adventures on her way.
In A Short Hike, the action is shown in an isometric view. The mainstay of the game is wandering through the picturesque park and gradual ascent to an ever-increasing height. In addition to walking, running and climbing rock walls, Claire can also glide, which often allows her to reach hard-to-reach places.
On the trail, our charges meet other tourists, with whom they can talk. In addition, some of them have various tasks for her. They are important because for the realization of many of them the bird is rewarded with feathers increasing its durability (the bigger the latter is, the higher the heroine can venture) and useful items and gadgets.
Besides, there is nothing to stop you from forgetting our main goal from time to time, for example, to go fishing in the river (presented in the form of a simple mini-game) or to search for treasures and various secrets. The title was prepared in such a way that during slow exploration and looking into every corner it was possible to finish it in one short afternoon.
A Short Hike has pleasant to the eye, colorful graphics made in pixel art technique. The fun is accompanied by relaxing music by Mark Sparling.
Game score 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 37 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD 4400 or better, 400 MB HDD, Windows 7 SP1