El Hijo

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El Hijo is an exciting spaghetti-western stealth game, in which you guide a 6-year-old boy on his quest to find his mother.

As a six-year-old, El Hijo must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence and cunning and with it more schemes to get past his foes. On his journey, he will find himself in a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy.

The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave El Hijo at a secluded monastery in order to protect him. However, El Hijo decides that the monastic life is not for him and decides to escape. El Hijo is a non-violent stealth game. Violence is instead exchanged with the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Shadowplay is in the core of the game and El Hijo will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined with each other to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that El Hijo must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.


  • Non-violent stealth game
  • Escape from the monastery
  • Stay in the shadows to avoid getting caught
  • Hide in baskets, tubs, and coffins to become invisible
  • Use different toys to distract any observers
  • Solve environmental puzzles
  • Help El Hijo find his mother

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Ask the developers of El Hijo - A Wild West Tale about the little 6-year-old boy, about his mother, about the bandits and the people who live in the monastery in this beautiful spaghetti-western style game! Well, in other words, ask anything you want to know about this game at the Indie Arena Booth Online! Join its binary world with digital gaming booths, virtual characters, and a lot of cowboys! But don't worry, you don't need to stealth to walk around our booth ;-) Join us in the booths and wa...


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  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space





  • Memory: 8 GB RAM






  • OS: OS X 10.10.3
  • Processor: 1.4GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space


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