Nuts is a single-player “squirrel surveillance mystery” set in the depths of Melmoth Forest. You play as a rookie field researcher, placing a camera throughout the forest each day, then observing the footage at night, watching the squirrels move about the forest.
Where do they hide their nuts? What puzzling routes do they take? And why do they behave so strangely?
Nuts came about as a design experiment says Joon Van Hove, a member of the development team. “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…”
The game launches on January 22 on Apple Arcade with a PC and Nintendo Switch release on February 4, 2021.