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A Short Hike

3 weeks ago

IGF finalists announced, confirm RPS is correct about everything

The Independent Games Festival Awards have announced their finalists, once more reflecting the esteemed opinions of RPS writers. Sad mutant blueberry simulator Mutazione is the favourite for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, and is also in the running for the Art, Audio and Narrative awards. Two thirds of Alices agree that it is well good. Other grand prize contenders include AI and sadness visual novel…

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Feature: A good year for games

Our PC Games of the Year 2019

2019 was a great year for PC games - aren't they all? - but you might not yet know what the very best PC games of 2019 were. Let us help you.

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1 month ago

Feature: Let's all take care of each other

Feeling low? It’s okay. Join us in our gaming happy places

It's been a tough weekend for a lot of people. And there's a tough season coming up, too. Despite Saint Nick's PRs working over time to make us all cheerful, Christmas can actually be a sad and stressful time, can't it? Listen: it’s ok to be sad. It's fine. You feel what you feel. So, I asked the RPS hivemind what their gaming happy places…

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6 months ago

Rambling adventure A Short Hike soars out today

Correct me if I'm wrong, but flying seems to be missing the point of hiking. Where's the challenge? Where's the adventure? Where's the knee-breaking burden of scaling a mountain when you can just flip-flap all the way to the top? Seems like cheating to me, really. I guess it's not really about the stress, is it? It's not like I'm in any physical shape to…

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A Short Hike is journeying onto Steam and Itch soon

“Hike at your own pace — there’s no need to rush to the summit!” is good advice, both in life and in A Short Hike. The mountain explore ‘em up invites you to chat with fellow ramblers; find secrets that’ll let you scale more of the peak; and generally walk, climb, swim, and fly at your leisure. Here’s a breath of fresh air of a…

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