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Four participants at Global Game Jam 2016 have created Fatal Smarties, a new shooter for the Mega Drive.

SMD - Fatal Smarties

The Global Game Jam is a collaborative event where independent developers create a video game from scratch in a short amount of time.

Fatal Smarties comes from the following group:

Design & Code – Mike Tucker

Code – Matt Cope

Art – Jon Davies

Music – Mike Clark

They were challenged to create a game with these specific rules:

No retreat, no surrender!: The protagonist is unable to go anywhere but forward, in every situation.

Story Mode: No cutscenes, text boxes or interruption of gameplay. Use player actions for all your storytelling.

How did they do? Well, you can watch the video above, check out the screenshots, or see the link below. The group has made no announcements concerning further development or a commercial release.

You can download the ROM to play the game in a compatible Sega Genesis or Mega Drive emulator here.