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.
Not in ACMI's collection
On display until
16 February 2024
ACMI: Gallery 1
The Story of the Moving Image → Games Lab → GL-01. Cluster 1 → GL-01-C02