The map is divided into four distinct levels within the eerie circus. Each level presents unique challenges and objectives that players must overcome to progress.
The circus itself is comprised of multiple levels, each presenting unique objectives that must be completed by the Bunnies.
Once a player finishes their objective, they can assist others in advancing by opening shortcuts to the next level. In the face of danger, if a Bunny gets caught, there is still hope for salvation. A friend can be saved by either locating a new key to wind up the Bunny or by sacrificing your own key. This ultimate act of sacrifice does come at the cost of losing a portion of your own life energy. The gameplay in Carnival Hunt is a tense battle of wits and action; both sides are constantly driven by the need to outsmart their opponents and achieve their respective objectives. The map is divided into four distinct levels within the eerie circus. Each level presents unique challenges and objectives that players must overcome to progress.
Example of the level layout Some levels require players to activate the power to the elevator, enabling access to higher levels, while others involve finding missing details to repair a broken machine, and granting passage to new areas. Successfully completing these objectives unlocks the ability to move to the next level. Once a Bunny reaches the final level, only two players will be able to escape the clutches of the circus. The remaining two players will then enter the intense "Hiding" stage of the game. When the first players escape, the Carnival Monster gains the ability to permanently eliminate Bunnies. Simultaneously, the monster's own life is constantly drained, creating pressure in the race against time to capture and claim the souls of the hiding Bunnies. This high-stakes showdown between the remaining Bunnies and the desperate Carnival Monster will create intense and unforgettable gameplay moments.
Carnival Hunt is meticulously crafted to immerse players in a captivating Victorianesque era, where the allure of steam engines and traveling circuses dominated the entertainment scene. The visuals and art direction evoke a sense of nostalgia with ornate details, vintage architecture, and intricate machinery that reflect the charm and grandeur of the time.
Rich elements belonging to the Victorian era are seen in intricately wrought iron fences, gas lamps casting a warm glow on cobblestone streets, and vintage posters adorning the walls. This blend of historical accuracy and imaginative fantasy creates a unique and engrossing game world, inviting players to explore a bygone era filled with mystery and wonder.
The whimsical carnival theme further enhances the experience, infusing the game with eccentric characters and a touch of enchantment. Players will find themselves captivated by the juxtaposition of darkness and whimsy as they navigate through the world of the traveling circus.