A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Find out where the squirrel keeps their stash!

You have 3 cameras, wired up to three TVs at your hideout. Each night, the squirrel leaves its home, goes to its stash, and returns home. You can place the cameras during daytime, and at night you can watch it run around. Can you find the tree that has the stash?

Instructions

  • WASD: Move
  • Click: Interact
  • E (at night): End the night early
  • E (near camera): Aim <-- this one's not obvious ⚠
  • F: Speed up time <-- use sparingly, you could miss the squirrel!

What we know about the squirrel

  • it lives in the orange tree
  • it takes the same route every night
  • it visits one other tree, this is where the stash is

Hints

  • start by putting your cameras around the orange tree
  • if you wait around near the stash tree, you can shake it 
  • be nice to the squirrel
  • you can leave the night-time early, by pressing [E]

absolutely no jumpscares ⚠

This game was made for GGJ 2018, at the Reykjavik University site in Iceland. All development and design done by me, Jonatan Van Hove, with help from Marín Björt Valtýsdóttir, Torfi Ásgeirsson and Jóhannes Sigurðsson

External assets: Unity 2017.3, First Person DrifterOutline shader, Squirrel model, Clock model, Chair model, Camera model (modified), Lato Font

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Update history 

v0.4 - Feb 1 - 2018

  • Improved tooltips
  • Fixed overlapping trees in one of the scenarios
  • Added fast forward key (hold F)
  • Added Linux version

v0.3 - Jan 29 - 2018

  • Squirrel picks one of 10 random paths
  • Camera previews (when near)
  • Camera aim (hold E)
  • Lots of tiny fixes, and pacing tweaks

v0.2 - Jan 28 - 2018

  • Fixed fences (can no longer get over them)
  • Fixed squirrel going out of bounsd
  • Slightly increased map
  • Fixed broken TV A on OSX
  • Added controller support

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Known issues 

  • The game has no audio 
  • You can't set mouse sensitivity, sorry :(
  • Use ALT+F4 to quit, also when you win 
  • The squirrel behavior is a bit wonky (fixed in 0.3)
  • Player sits inside chair (instead of on) (fixed in 0.2)
  • The squirrel exits the fence briefly, but re-enters (fixed in 0.2)
  • You can exit the fence by trying hard but really shouldn't (fixed in 0.2)

Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

NUTS v0.4 19 MB
NUTS v0.4 24 MB
NUTS v0.4 28 MB
NUTS v0.1 (Global Game Jam version) 21 MB

Development log

Comments

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Really great idea - found the stash on Day 6

Night time never seemed to end, even when the squirel appeared to be home but pressing 'E' is ok.

Would only really be improved with some ambient woodland sounds and a proper end screen.

working on it! thanks for playing :)

The game is simple, but engaging. I could get used to the camera speed, but I would really like a simple exit command with the ESC key.

If not, at least add a brief "Help" window with F1, explaining the same command that you explain in this page.

Other than that, the game was quite good. I found the secret stash!

yeah I will add some basic UI for sensitivity and quitting soon, thank you for playing :)

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Hey all, I just realized that I had comments turned off by accident, meaning I missed a chance to get feedback from a large amount of players and supporters  :(. If you see this and played the game, please leave a message. It means a lot! And donate if you can, as it is helping me to justify spending more time on this :)

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Best squirrel game!