NIKKI - The First Adventure is an adventure game with some action elements. The story takes place at Shady Pines, a private riding stable and school. The school, owned by Carl and Anna, is located nearby the small Swedish village called Shady Pines, surrounded by forests and meadows. As mysterious things have been happening recently in the Shady Pines Riding School, the player takes a role of Nikki, who will try to figure out the puzzles by pretending one of the students. Aside of classic adventure gameplay the game involves a mini action challenges and features extended horses knowledge in form of an encyclopedia, tests and daily horse related tasks (feeding, cleaning).