Friday, August 06, 2021
Indie darling, A Short Hike, is set to bring its own endearing brand of exploration to PlayStation 4 later this year, developer Whipporwill has announced. All about climbing to the summit of a mountain, guiding a bird called Claire to the peak, A Short Hike will have you walking around the mountainside and helping out folk during your journey.
“I started working on the game after going on a few road trips along the west coast, hitting up as many hiking spots and natural landmarks as we could,” says developer Adam Robinson-Yu on the PS Blog. “I really fell in love with hiking, and I started to wonder if I could capture that experience as a video game.”
Described as a “tiny open world”, A Short Hike is about the road less travelled, rewarding your curiosity as you absorb the landscape and scenery around you, venturing off-piste to take part in activities like fishing, boating, and a twist on volleyball. It's a “summer getaway” of sorts, with a colourful, pleasing art style.
A Short Hike will be coming to PS4 in ‘fall 2021’, and you can take a look at the game in the announcement trailer below.