Hamilton and Baxter are, presumably, this good bird and his wonderful snail friend. I’m not sure which is which, but personally I’d like to think that Hamilton is the mollusc that’s catching a ride and Baxter is his patient steed.

Regardless, Hamilton and Baxter are on an adventure flying across this beautiful island, seeking out secrets that emerge from between the trees. Alternatively, you can just get up above the treeline and see what takes your fancy – maybe a flyby of the lighthouse or skimming the mountaintop.

hamilton and baxter
There’s no collision physics, so if you want to be under the map, you can go there. Live your dreams.

It’s a very chill journey, with no pressure to go anywhere in particular and no danger of crashing into anything. Just two friends, a forest, and the open air.

Hamilton and Baxter is available to download for pay what you want on itch.io.


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Jay Castello

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Jay is a freelance games writer specialising in intersectional feminist critique, how to improve games and use them to improve the world, and cute dogs. She loves inhabiting digital spaces in all their forms, and being constantly surprised by just how weird and wonderful games can be.
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