Game Design Breakdown: A Short Hike

Alexia Mandeville
3 min readMar 24, 2022

A cozy game that respects player’s time, encourages exploration, and reminds me of Banjo Kazooie.

A Short Hike is a game about hiking to the top of a mountain. On your way, you meet other creatures and people on the island who ask you to do things for them as they help you get to the top. I really enjoyed playing this game and felt like I’d achieved something at the end. I’ve picked out some of my…

Alexia Mandeville

game designer | writing about game design & building products | prev: Niantic, Oculus | twitter: @flexmandeville