We are delighted to announce the physical release of Smarty And The Nasty Gluttons (c) 2020 Eero Tunkelo.
This Deluxe Collectors Edition is presented in a professionally produced box.
The Deluxe Collectors Edition contains the following items:
Glossy A5 Sized Box
Smarty game on 3.5″ floppy diskette.
Full-Colour Instruction booklet.
Selection of Stickers.
Glossy A4 single-sided poster.
The development of this game started back in 1992 but was halted after a few years due to difficulties in finding a publisher for the game. Approximately 25 years later an idea emerged with an intention of completely wrapping up the project and releasing a full version of the game with Bitmap Soft.
The journey since then has been the most incredible fun. All the source code has been reviewed line by line. Many bugs have been fixed (while some new most likely created) and many features have been either finished or even enhanced. Parts of the code had to be completely re-written.
All the graphics and music were already finished in the nineties. This release also serves as our tribute to the highly talented artists we had the pleasure to work with and their wonderful contribution that we still admire so much.
The game is best played on OCS Amigas with a minimum 1Mb of RAM and Kickstart 1.2 or better, although a modest attempt has been made to make the game work on better Amigas as well. Some of the odd implementation decisions are included in the game because they have been on the bucket lists of the developers since the nineties.
We hope that this release may bring joy to anyone who shares our passion for the Amiga and retro-gaming. We have certainly enjoyed bringing the game to you! It is great that there still is an active community that appreciates the fun and beauty of the Amiga and its era when home computing was the best fun imaginable.
Smarty is an 11-year old schoolboy whose grandfather is a wise and creative scientist. Smarty likes to spend his free time in Grandpa’s laboratory experimenting with all sorts of ideas and gadgets. Smarty has a dog called Slurpy who is his best buddy – besides Grandpa. Smarty also plays the saxophone but he often finds daily practice less interesting than something else.
One day Grandpa makes a huge breakthrough in his lab. The dream machine he’s been obsessed with for years finally works! With the machine, Grandpa has the ability to enter other people’s dreams. He’s planning to use this power for helping all those suffering from sleep disorders.
But then unexpected bad things start to happen. Dr. Nightmare – Grandpa’s arch enemy and a less capable but dastardly inventor – breaks into the lab and steals the dream machine while taking Grandpa hostage. Then, Nightmare uses the machine to take both himself and Grandpa into the dream world where he aims to use the machine to control people’s dreams and ultimately gain control of people’s lives.
Smarty managed to hide behind some equipment while witnessing everything. Seeing Grandpa and Nightmare vanish into thin air with just a flash of light and a roaring sound, Smarty immediately realised what was going on. Luckily, he has the rare capacity of lucid dreaming which enables him to function in the dream world equally well as in the realm of our daily lives.
Later that night, after falling asleep, Smarty, accompanied by his trusty dog Slurpy, equips himself with Grandpa’s Inventor’s Hat and Hypno Zapper and the company embark on an adventure with a single purpose: rescuing Grandpa and stopping Dr. Nightmare from gaining full control over the dream machine. However, hideous as only he can be, Nightmare has not left the path leading to his secret chamber unguarded. This is where the player steps in and the game begins. Good luck!
Coding: Sami Karjalainen and Eero Tunkelo
Loader and Packer: Jouni Korhonen
Design: Jyrki Kummola, Sami Karjalainen and Mikko Lipiäinen
Graphics: Mikko Lipiäinen, Hans Zenjuga
Music: Sami Järvinen, Juha Kujanpää and Aleksi Eeben
Sound Effects: Aleksi Eeben and Ville Hyvönen
Music and Sound Effects System: Jarno Paananen
Saxophone player: Tomi Kangas
Boxart: Ric Lumb
Additional Boxart: Darren Doyle
Disk Production: Shaun French
Production: Jamie Battison
Free version available HERE.