A Short Hike is an exploration game that’s based around, well, taking a short hike up a mountain.
The game was first released as a Humble Original back in April 2019, and it’s now heading to Steam and Itch.io on July 30th, 2019.
The re-release comes with new content in a special version called The Extra Mile. Those who already own A Short Hike on Humble will receive a free Steam key that’ll allow them to download The Extra Mile content.
In A Short Hike, you play as Claire, a bird who just wants to take her mind off things. She’s visiting her Aunt, who lives and works in a provincial park.
You can jump, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you set out on your way to the summit.
You can meet other folks on your journey, some of whom are also dealing with their own problems. You can also find hidden tools and treasures that’ll help you on your ascent.
There’s no pressure or guidelines for playing the game – just take any path at your own pace. You’ll get there when you get there.
The Extra Mile update expands on the original game by introducing new characters and activities to the game, such as fishing. Certain areas of the mountain have also been refined and given new detail.
A Short Hike will be available on PC, Mac, and Linux. You can wishlist it on Steam here and check it out on Itch.io here!
You can also check out the game’s official website here and follow the game’s creator, Adam Robinson-Yu, on Twitter here.