Go Nuts spying on squirrels in new Apple Arcade game

Get a taste of what it’s like to be a field researchers in Nuts — A Surveillance Mystery.
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The squirrels are out there. And no one knows that they’re doing. It’s your job to find out in Nuts — A Surveillance Mystery, which debuted Friday on Apple Arcade as well as other platforms.

It’s a game for everyone who thinks they’d be a good spy. Just not a creepy one.

Nuts is “a first person narrative surveillance adventure with a unique puzzle mechanic and a bold visual style,” according to its developer, Noodlecake Studios. Players become rookie field researchers. The project is a scurry of squirrels. Place the cameras and watch the footage to figure out what the critters are doing.

It’s all about surveillance and tracking. But it’s more than that, too. Noodlecake promises “an immersive story with full voice acting.” In addition to watching the animals in Malmoth Forest, you also have to keep your boss at Viago University happy.

Watch the trailer to see what you’re getting into.

This is a single-player game. It supports game controllers in addition to touchscreens.

Nuts — A Surveillance Mystery is now on Apple Arcade

iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple TV users who subscriber to Apple Arcade can download Nuts — A Surveillance Mystery from the App store now. It’s also coming to Steam for Windows and Mac users.

Apple’s subscription-gaming service costs $4.99 a month. But that one payment brings access over 100 other titles, and there are no other costs — Apple Arcade bans in-app purchases, ads and loot boxes.

Noodlecake has other titles already on this service. There’s Slash Quest, Towaga, The Enchanted World, and Possessions.