Smintheus is 2D action-adventure / puzzle game where you craft gadgets to overcome obstacles, fight enemies, manipulate environment and various creatures while being chased by crazy, but powerful cat whose life purpose is to capture you and kick your butt for no good reason.
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Positive (12) - 91% of the 12 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 11, 2021

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“It’s a lot like some HD reinterpretation of some of the better games from the glorious shareware era — an era that produced games as disparate as ZZT and Commander Keen. Smintheus feels like it benefits from the *pedigree* of that era, if that makes any sense. It’s worth a look, very worthy of the title “computering game”. There seems to be something distinctly pretty about it, hard to describe”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“If you’re in for a simple and cute little indie puzzler, Smintheus is worth a try. It features gorgeous artwork with easy puzzles and the element of exploration. Crafting and survival elements are also used lightly throughout the game so it feels almost like an RPG.”
Peach's Castle

About This Game

Dive into bizarre world of Smintheus and take a role of young craftsman Gerald who tries his best to survive the chase lead by his former friend - Lanky the cat. It seems like nothing is capable of stopping this mad and frantic cat, leaving escape as only option for survival.

But even that won't last forever - only hope is to rely on ones wits. Help Gerald survive the chase and lead him to the freedom!

Gerald the mouse, a young craftsman, was forced to leave his home village due to danger emanating from the local dweller, Lanky the cat. Gerald and Lanky used to be friends, but that quickly ended after something radically changed Lanky. The cat simply became obsessed with destroying the poor mouse without giving any explanations for his hateful desire. With failed attempts to fight the cat there was nothing left to do for Gerald but to run away for his life.


  • Majestic World of Smintheus
    Explore majestic and beautiful fantasy world of Smintheus. Your adventures will cover 4 unique worlds: mystical wastelands, abandoned mines, mountain sewers as well as magical forest.

  • Art of Gadgeteer
    Embrace the power of the gadgets. With nearly 24 gadgets at your disposal, use them to solve riddles, overcome obstacles, escape danger, fight foes or simply make your life of an adventurer much comfortable.

  • You're Being Hunted
    Your former feline pal desires to destroy you no matter what the cost. Wherever you go, he goes. Given that there is no way to beat the cat, you can only only hope to outsmart him.

  • The Path of Warrior
    You're not just a craftsman, but someone who knows how to stand up for himself. Use your tools against those who dare to stand on your way.

  • Survival of the Wittiest
    The world is full of riddles and puzzles of all kinds ranging from classical puzzles that requires manipulation of boxes, levers, switches and gates to gadget based puzzles where one often needs to combine couple of gadgets together to solve a riddle.

  • The Power!
    Completing side quests or picking up books will grant you experience points which can be used to unlock various perks. These perks aren't necessary to complete the game, but they will make your journey much easier.

  • Retrospective Sound
    Experience colorful soundtrack inspired by the late 80s music. Each moment of adventure has its own dedicated tune.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel I3-3770k
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Works with any GPU with at least 1gb of vram
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Debian 10, Ubuntu 18.04, Manjaro, Arch Linux
    • Processor: Intel I3-3770k
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: GLIBC >= 2.28

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