The best PC games ever Best PC games of 2018 Best graphics card 2019 Best free games Dota Underlords builds Teamfight Tactics guide [9.20]

Hitchhiker

2 months ago

Feature: Throw your hands up at me

Gamescom’s best of the rest: the coolest indies round up

This would not be RPS if I didn't return from Gamescom and write minimally about the triple A-xtravaganzas and maximumly about smaller, weirder things wot I saw. So here, have at it: my favourite of the independently made games I saw at this year's show. I flatter myself that the selection is broad enough that it covers genres to suit every taste. Strategy games! Card…

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

4 months ago

Feature: Get out of my dreams and into my car

Hitchhiker still exists; is still good

Hitchhiker has left me in a small pickle. Alec already reviewed it over a year ago, when the first drive came out as a Humble Original. That drive is the bit I’ve played too. But I did really enjoy playing it, and got a small glimpse of where the game is going, and I’ve found I want to remind everyone it exists as a result.…

Tagged with , , , , .

2 years ago

PSA: mystery roadtrip game Hitchiker is currently free

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote with some appreciation of Hitchiker - First Ride, the initial chapter of a game about catching lifts across an uncanny America with a series of oddball strangers. They tell you their stories, and as, as they do, you become embroiled in a wider mystery - and the landscape shifts and drifts into weirdness too. It pulls from Lynch…

Tagged with , , , .

Feature: Kentucky root beer zero

Hitchhiker: a purgatorial roadtrip through a place both wonderful and strange

Hitchiker: the colours of Firewatch, the zen roadtrip calm of Truck Simulator, the addled homespun wisdom of that sarsaparilla-loving barfly from The Big Lebowski and the abstract underworld uncertainty of Twin Peaks' supernatural side. Also, an awful lot of raisins. Basically, it's somehow identified all the aesthetics that most please me (raisins excepted) and bundled them together into a cars'n'conversation odyssey that is equal parts…

Tagged with , , , , , , .

Hitchhiker looks like a hell of a trip

You're already in the car when you spot the first sign that something might be wrong. A matchbook hidden in the armrest of the passenger seat; someone has written 'HELP' on it. Oh no. Hitchhiker doesn't look like a horror game, at least not in the ghoulish and grotesque sense. I don't think it's about serial killers collecting victims along backroads. Instead, it looks like…

Tagged with , , .