The Nutcracker is a single player, first-person survival horror game aimed at the younger market (11+). The game will play out as a cat and mouse encounter between player and the main protagonist, ‘The Nutcracker’. The game will be initially released on Steam and will be in episodic format, with further episodes centring around seasonal and in game expansions.
The player will progress through the level by unlocking areas through hidden items. The game will focus on small gameplay moments within stores in the mall, with each store providing unique gameplay and tone. The variation in stores allows us to draw different gameplay elements such as puzzles, chases, parkour, jump scares and more.
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The Nutcracker is the last inhabitant of Bailey's Toy Store after it closed down in 1995. The Nutcracker was deemed too large to transport away and of no use to anyone so has not been moved since.
Meet Bailey, the friendly mascot from Bailey's Toy Store. He was used in promotional campaigns for the now defunct toy store. Designed in the 1930s upon store opening, he is based on a train conductor of the time period.