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A relaxing game where you’re out in nature and taking a short hike was an escape for Adam Robinson-Yu. It’s very e created A Short Hike, which was released on Nintendo Switch this year, and was invited to be the latest guest on Nintendo of America’s Indie World Developer Story column.

Hitting a creative block on a different project, Robinson-Yu took a step back and decided to take a break. Plus, have a little fun and work on a prototype inspired by his hiking experiences. After deciding to focus his attention on this prototype and forgo the big, ambitious project he was previously working on, A Short Hike was born. Robinson-Yu does mention that he didn’t make the game completely alone, that he asks friends to join him in finishing the game about a little stroll.

The entire piece is worth a read and can be found at Nintendo of America’s Indie World site. Interested in the game? It’s available to purchase/download on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch right now.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)