True to its name, A Short Hike only takes a couple of hours to finish. I’m including it on this list, though, because I still find myself thinking about it a couple of months later. If Mr. Rogers had made a video game, I like to think it would have turned out something like this.
You’re a little bird in this tale, and with no greater goal than to reach the summit of the peak on the island where your family is vacationing. You technically don’t even have to do much more than that. But the real A Short Hike, you might say, is the friends you make along the way.
Some folks you see need help, some want to chat, and some just want to play, but the beauty of A Short Hike is that you’ll want to help them and spend time with them. It’s a game that says much with few words, and it captures the beauty of nature and flying even with its simplistic visual style. It’d be a perfect fit for Apple Arcade, but for now I’ll just be happy we can play it on the Mac at all.