Smintheus is unique puzzle game where you craft gadgets to overcome obstacles, fight enemies, manipulate environment and various creatures while being chased by crazy, but powerful monster whose life purpose is to capture you and kick your butt for no good reason.
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November 2020
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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


Smintheus is 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. Hybrid of classical puzzle, adventure with RPG and survival elements including experimental twists inspired by various PC games of 90s.

You play as Gerald the mouse, a young craftsman who 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 something happened that completely 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.

Features

  • Craft gadgets! - Smintheus core feature is crafting. Craft different gadgets that will either aid you against hostile environment or help you solve puzzles and avoid obstacles. More than 12 gadgets are at your disposal, You can also combine two or more gadgets to achieve totally different effect or just progress the game more efficiently.


  • The Cat - watch out for the main star of the show, Lanky the cat. He's tough, dangerous and completely out of his mind. Kicking butts is in his nature and he will use every chance to kick yours. Don't let that happen!


  • Fight! - Smash enemies with the good old wrench, shoot them from far away, use traps and even bombs against them. If you wish, it's quite possible to stay hidden and simply avoid hostile creatures.


  • Unique puzzles - Encounter classical puzzles which involves moving boxes, triggering pressure plates and toggling switches. With addition to that, you'll meet unique puzzles that will involve gadget crafting, enemy manipulation, stealth mechanics and other crafty things unique to certain levels. There are lot of abstract puzzles that draws inspiration from golden age of point and click games.


  • Explore the world - Submerge into wacky and bizarre world of Smintheus inspired by golden era cartoons. Your journey will cover such areas as violet sand desert, the great underground, castle dungeon, sewers, swamp, floating islands and mysterious mushroom world. All kinds of characters will be met on your way - some of them will offer quests, some will share a bit of lore about the world and some... might stand on your way.



  • Get powerful! - 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.


  • Liberating controls - game can be played with mouse, touchpad, keyboard or game pad. Nothing stops you from using them all at the same time.

  • Choose your tempo - control how fast the game is. Do you prefer slow or fast paced gameplay? Game allows you to change the game speed to your needs,

  • Majestic Soundtrack - enjoy the retro music inspired by synth music of late 80s, tracker music of 90s and soundtracks of Amiga computer games as well as CD game music of same era.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Works with any GPU with at least 1gb of vram
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian 9, 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: Works with any GPU with at least 1gb of vram / GLIBC >= 2.30
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