A Short Hike

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  • A Short Hike

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park. Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.

Key Features

  • Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into!
  • Hike at your own pace — there’s no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore.
  • Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests.
  • Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out!
  • Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.

Hey there! Hope you're doing well and staying safe. It's been a while since the last update! Since then, A Short Hike has won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize and the Audience Award at the 2020 Independent Games Festival! It still feels surreal to me, but I wanted to thank everyone who played and shared my game. I also want to give credit to Dawn Blair, Mark Sparling, Andrew Wong, and David Czarnowski, since the game wouldn't have been the same without their contributions and support. So, the upda...

2020-06-29

The Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality has been a stunning success, raising $8.1m for funds supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The bundle, which contained more than 1700 games donated by their creators, was bought by over 810,000 people, raising $8,175,430 - well over its $5m target. The average contribution was $10.30. The top contribution was $5000. The Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality was widely considered to be the best value bundle in video game history, n...

2020-06-16

Red Dead Redemption 2 may be a good Animal Crossing substitute for people suffering from AC-FOMO at the moment, but I’d argue that the best PC stand-in for Nintendo’s cozy life sim is Adamgryu’s A Short Hike, which you can currently get on the cheap as part of Itch’s stupidly good value Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. Indeed, it made the long wait until Animal Crossing: New Horizons that bit shorter when I gorged myself on it over the Christmas holidays last yea...

2020-06-11

itch.io's creator has launched what is probably the largest bundle ever in its efforts to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Partnered with 564 creators, the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality comes with a whopping 742 DRM-free titles in total, valued at over $3,400 ( 2,675), but which you can have the whole lot by paying however much you want, with donations starting at a minimum of $5 ( 4). It's already raised over $2 million ( 1.5 million) since launching over the weekend with a goa...

2020-06-08

This weekend, indie-centric storefront Itch.io kicked off their massive Bundle For Racial Justice And Equality. Pulling together a collection of 749 (and counting) indie darlings, hobby projects and unsung curiosities for a meagre $5, Itch’s massive bundle has currently raised well over $400,000 for legal defence funds across the United States – and there’s no sign of slowing down anytime soon. (more…)

2020-06-06

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+ (or later)
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core at 2 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4400 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

 

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: macOS 10.7+
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core at 2 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4400 or better
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

 

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core at 2 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4400 or better
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

 

Uwe Droehner
Uwe Droehner
beautiful journey, very enjoyable
Earned 5 Gems for review
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