If you go down in the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise, namely some very suspicious squirrels. Single-player adventure game Nuts is about to launch on Apple Arcade this Friday 22nd January, with a PC and Switch release following shortly after on February 22nd.
Now you might think that squirrels really don’t need constant monitoring but the trailer below gives us a hint that all might not be as it seems. The ominous, foreboding music coupled with the reveal at the end of the trailer suggests the nut-crunching pests might be up to something sinister.
“We grew Nuts into a game from a series of design experiments, and feel lucky that we were able to chase those into a finished game,” explains developer Joon Van Hove. “All along, what has driven us to make this game is love and mischief. And we hope that all Nuts players will experience the joyful hum of our team as they play our game. The wonder of a new world. The peace of a quiet life. The joy of chasing squirrels. And the ever-present knowledge that out there in the real world, beyond our cozy bubbles, all is certainly not as it seems…”
You play the game by placing cameras through Melmoth Forest during the day, and then reviewing the footage in your caravan to “figure out where the native squirrels nest and what mysterious business they get up to.” It looks rather like a rodent-centric version of Firewatch, another game set in a forest where not all is what it seems.
The game has been created by Noodlecake Studios. a small five person indie game studio based in Saskatoon, Canada. The Nintendo Switch and Steam versions of the game go on sale on February 4th for $19.99 USD / €19.99 / £ 17.99 with a 15% launch discount.
Source: Press release