Joon is an award winning game designer and has shipped multiple titles. His most recent solo-project Don’t Trip was Indie Game of the Month on Google Play and is regularly featured on the App Store. His games with Glitchnap were awarded multiple grants from the Danish Film Institute and Nordic Game program and were selected for multiple award shows and collections. He is also a summit advisor for GDC.
Pol has received 3 IGF nominations, won the Developer’s Choice award at IndieCade, has been artist in residency at TAG in Montreal and has had his work shown in galleries.
Char was awarded Best Game Writing from the Writer’s Guild of Ireland for her work on Divinity Original Sin 2 (PC Gamer’s #1 PC Game) and was working on Baldur’s Gate 3 for 2 years before joining the NUTS team.
Almut has worked on big titles Anno 1800 (audio designer) and Dead island 2 (sound editor), as well as popular indie titles like Curious Expedition (sound design) and Through The Darkest of Times (composer).
Torfi founded Tasty Rook, which released Out of the Loop and Triple Agent.Subtitle:
|Game of the Year List||Family Video Game Database|
|Winner||Indiecade 2020 - Best Audio Design Award|
|Winner||BITBANG 2021 - Best Visual Arts Award - Buenos Aires AR|
|Winner||Nordic Game Awards 2022 - Nordic Game Of the Year (Small Screen)|
|Finalist||Nordic Game Awards 2022 - Best Debut|
|Finalist||Nordic Game Awards 2022 - Best Fun for Everyone Game|
|Finalist||Canadian Indie Game Awards 2022 - Best Mobile Game|
|Finalist||Mobile Game Awards 2022 - Best Storytelling|
|Finalist||Mobile Game Awards 2022 - Best Indie Developer|
|Finalist||A MAZE. Berlin 2021 awards - Berlin DE|
|Finalist||DevGamm 2021 Best Narrative award - Moscow RU|
|Finalist||Tencent GWB Awards 2021|
|Finalist||GameConnection Chinajoy 2021 Best Foreign Game|
|Finalist||GameConnection Chinajoy 2021 Best Casual Game|
|Honorable Mention||IGF 2021 Grand Prize - San Francisco US|
|Honorable Mention||IGF 2021 Best in Narrative - San Francisco US|
|Official selection||Overcome Film Festival 2021|
|Official selection||Bit Bang Film Festival 2021 - Buenos Aires AR|
|Official selection||Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2021 - Strasbourg FR|
|Official selection||Tokyo Game Show Indie Game Selected Exhibit 2021 - Tokyo JP|
|Official selection||LudoNarraCon 2021|
|Official selection||Steam Festival 2021 Developer Spotlight|
|Official selection||The Mix 2020 - San Francisco US|
|Official selection||Indie Megabooth 2020 - San Francisco US|
|Official selection||Day Of The Devs 2019 - San Francisco US|
|Official selection||Leftfield Collection at EGX 2019 - London UK|
|Official selection||A MAZE. Berlin 2018 - Berlin DE|
There’s so much to love and crack open with NUTS
Waypoint / Vice
Embrace the bucolic life as a grad student tracking some squirrels across a forest in this unique narrative puzzler. Nuts, at times, is a real trip.
Eurogamer — Recommended
Together with its killer art style and a story with plenty of surprising twists, Nuts is a must-play for any photography fan.
Every moment of NUTS is surprising and delightful; its first-time developers have created a world you’ll want to spend even longer in to explore more deeply, full of fantastic design choices and an intriguing story that gets better and better as it goes along.
Adventure Gamers — 9
Short without feeling short, simple without feeling simple, this game is as odd as it is beautiful. You won’t find anything else like it.
Hey Poor Player — 9
It's relaxing, it's smart, it's never pretentious [...] Skilfully conducted artistic direction
Nintendo Vision — 9
Games like Nuts don't come along very often. A compelling storyline and intriguing puzzles combine to create my favorite gaming experience of 2021, so far.
PC Invasion — 9
NUTS is a gorgeous, succinct adventure game that's equal parts creepy and wistful with a much-needed ecological streak. If you liked Firewatch, you'll like this.
PC Mag (Middle East) — 9
NUTS feels like a great exemplar of the fact that developers don’t need to give players lots of things to do, when they can instead give you one thing that is incredible.
Pocket Tactics — 9
NUTS manages to captivate audiences with astonishing, analog and meticulous research in beautiful landscapes of oversaturated colors.
Vandal — 9
NUTS offers a unique and memorable experience that kept me completely hooked in from the get-go – who would have thought that tracking squirrels would be so fun?
Use A Potion — 8.5
Developed by a team working remotely, NUTS is a unique and surprisingly effective experience for what seems to be, at first, a mere squirrel-photographing simulator.
The Game is a Lie — 8.5
NUTS is smart, intuitive and very fun. And while it's short, the experience of the game is worth it, especially if you're in a gaming rut – or just a nut!
Nintendo Force Magazine (issue #52) — 8.5
A beautiful world, begging to be explored, with captivating tasks. Don’t let me cashew ignoring this one!
Switch Player — 8
NUTS hosts an enthralling narrative, an excellent artistic vision while also featuring engaging gameplay.
Rapid Reviews UK — 8
Busting a nut-based mystery such as this one involves two parts: clever thinking and intuition. NUTS is a beautiful game, in aesthetic, design and atmosphere
WellPlayed — 8
With its interesting story and unique art style, Nuts is a narrative puzzle game worth exploring a forest of squirrels for.
Dualshockers — 8
A pleasant journey into an inspired forest through a fun and mysterious videogame.
Eurogamer Italy — 7
A relaxing puzzle adventure with an intriguing mystery inside its shell... bold, striking art design and a great sense of creepy but not horrific atmosphere.
IGN — 7
Running around with cameras on tripods and waiting with baited breath at 3AM for a flash of a bushy tail was satisfying work, and honing that fluffy path felt worth it. See if you can beat my time. Until then, I’m declaring myself Squirrel Hunter Supreme.
Overlode — 7
NUTS is fun, addictive and slickly crafted.
Switchaboo — 7
Edge (issue #356) — 7
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