Piko Interactive, a development and publishing company which focuses on releasing brand new games for retro consoles, recently acquired the rights to publish a canceled children's puzzle title for the Super Nintendo, which was set to release back in 1995.
Mr. Bloopy Saves The World, which was developed by Compedia in 1995, is a simple puzzle game in which the titular Mr. Bloopy, a round ball of goo, must go around solving simple puzzles to progress through a given stage. These include matching cards, filling in designs, and using color-swapping to do other card-matching puzzles. The game itself was canceled for no apparent reason, and several ROMs from various stages of production, including one that was nearly finished, were leaked to the internet in 2008.
Now, after five years of being available to the public, developer and homebrew publisher Piko Interactive have spoken with Compedia and obtained the rights to publish the title in a physical format. Mr. Bloopy will be released in cartridge format for the Super Nintendo sometime in the near future, with a possible NES port and ports for other classic consoles coming afterwards.
While Piko's website is underdeveloped, the company regularly promotes their new products at gaming conventions. Most recently, Piko showed off Night Defender: Third Quest, Astrohawk by Paul Lay, and Super Thor Quest at Houstin's Space City Con just this past August.