Australia, Denmark and Iceland, 2019

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Following a squirrel around a national park and taking pictures of its habitat doesn’t sound that ominous does it?

The quaint and contemplative nature of walking simulator NUTS is expressed in the vibrant, Risograph-like print style. Featuring simple colours and bold, stencilled shapes, Risograph printing is popular with artists, designers and zine makers but its dreamy simplicity is deceptive – like NUTS, much more goes into the style than just cuteness and colour blocking.

NUTS takes a darker turn when the player realises that shady developers are using the endangered squirrel’s behaviour patterns to assess the site of a proposed dam. After uncovering clues, players learn that the forced removal of animals from their habitat will have dire environmental consequences.

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