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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Release date: Summer 2016

"An Ode to Mice"

Behold! Smintheus is a game where player must fight or build his way out from hostile realms. The gameplay could be described as a hybrid puzzle mixed with various elements from survival, sandbox and adventure genres. In most cases player has to reach to the end of level safe and sound – numerous riddles, traps and army of monsters will try to intervene whenever possible. Player will gather items and resources, build gadgets and use tools both as utilities and weapons throughout the quest.

You'll be playing as Gerald the Mouse, an young and ambitious creature who is, in fact, a prominent engineer. Gerald had his casual life in peace and quiet until one day – his neighbor, Lanky the Cat, got really mad at Gerald for unknown reason and decided to get rid of the mouse once and for all. Why the cat is mad? No one knows for sure and, frankly, Gerald is not very keen on asking the cat about it personally... so, he ran away from the trouble. Unfortunately, that's not enough for a cat. Instead, Lanky went out to chase and catch that pesky mouse.

Now, you won't let this happen, will you? Of course you won't.
Let the adventure begin!

  • Adventure is set in fabulous world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals
  • 7 different biomes, each one with its own quirk
  • 42 challenging levels with more than 200 puzzle rooms.
  • Over 12 different craftable constructions that will aid you in your quest
  • Vivid soundtrack with chiptune and demoscene flavor
  • Easy controls: you guide the Mouse with mouse only
  • Hardcore mode: complete levels at hard difficulty within specified amount of time and resources

The game is designed to be fairly simple and yet complex in some manner. Smintheus focuses on observation and prudence – things can go surprisingly successful if one seizes the moment or poorly if player drops off by accident. Some puzzles and related dangers may require individual approach as they may bear rational and absurd logic at the same time – this, however, depends heavily on the biome.

Main character is not a fighter but a builder. However, he can retaliate to danger with the tools or even self-made gadgets that can do dirty job in his behalf. Of course, if done carelessly these gadgets may backfire to its creator. The main antagonist is tough one so kicking his butt would be quite a challenge - for better things mouse must outsmart the cat.

In Smintheus there are numbers of cultural references, secret places, hidden Easter eggs and other goodies that some explorers may find worth finding. Overall, whole adventure is both relaxing and tense, full of interesting and twisted moments. Author hopes that players will enjoy playing this game as much as he enjoyed creating it.

Smintheus is still under development and faces its final stage of 95% progress. Engine and used libraries allows game to be ported for Linux and Mac. If things go well, should be released on first half of the Summer 2016. Project is written on C++ using Allegro 5 library.

The game can be customized the way you like. Tired of accessing inventory and selecting same thing over again? Use smart cast feature. Not a fan of mouse controls? No problem, use keyboard, or even joystick. Too slow? Double up game speed in options menu, etc.

Game by Neuton Mouse[]
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Petr Feb 24, 2017 @ 10:45am 
когда игра выйдет?
Leykösh Jun 15, 2016 @ 9:56am 
This game has interesting concept,gorgeous looking and i would like to try it ! 10/10 would play it ! will wait for more info from developer keep it up .
K0VI May 17, 2016 @ 7:45am 
Good i like games like this but its little bit other i dont know how to say buts okay i accept it :D
F1RE May 17, 2016 @ 2:05am 
gam May 16, 2016 @ 7:11am 
achei chato
jogo de criançinha
Alfire May 16, 2016 @ 4:01am 
mister chillrestman May 16, 2016 @ 12:20am 
Не плохо) Давно небыло новых игр в стиле SHAREWARE
KYLE May 15, 2016 @ 9:55pm 
cool game vote comfired
PunisheR 1TAP Headshot Machine May 15, 2016 @ 12:49pm 
damn daniel
nyaNezt May 15, 2016 @ 9:41am 
Yay! A RPG with mice! Yes!h