Noodlecake’s Nuts is a lo-fi photography game about surveying and documenting the secret lives of squirrels. It’s coming to Apple Arcade this Friday, 22nd January, with a further release coming later on PC and Nintendo Switch.
In Nuts, you play as a novice field researcher who places cameras to capture footage during the day and watches the footage later at night. You have to place the cameras in suitable locations, searching for a place to give you the best footage, and through trial and error you’ll gradually come to work out how the best way to do this is.
You then review the footage at night, seeking any useful information that you can send back to your boss at HQ. As you can see from the video below, the game has a unique colourful lo-fi aesthetic that gives it a bit of a vibrant flair.
“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,” said Joon Van Hove, a developer from Noodlecake working on Nuts. “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...” they added.
Nuts is available on Friday from Apple Arcade, the premium subscription service for iOS devices which allows you access to hundreds of paid mobile games. It costs $4.99 after a monthly free trial, have a read about it here to find out more.