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Fien 12-08-2011 05:38 AM

For those of you who love Amanita’s games, here’s a rave preview of Botanicula, written by (the notorious :shifty:) John Walker. He got to play two-thirds of the game.

Couple of quotes:
A broad, beaming smile is not a facial expression games frequently paint over my face. Botanicula’s endless inventiveness, delight in intricate throwaway details, and ludicrous levels of joie de vivre, make it impossible not to sit staring at the screen grinning like a loon.


It’s a stunning game, even in its incomplete form I’d be happy to recommend everyone sell their grandmothers to play it.


Andromus 12-08-2011 03:59 PM

Not exactly my favorite adventure game reviewer (after he excoriated Myst for what were essentially his own failings). But an exciting preview nonetheless. Looking forward to it!

diego 12-08-2011 04:04 PM

looks nice, though i'm hoping more of a Machinarium than Samorost in terms of a coherent story, but either way it looks stylish

Fien 12-08-2011 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by Andromus (Post 595280)
Not exactly my favorite adventure game reviewer (after he excoriated Myst for what were essentially his own failings).


John Walker, meet Gonchi.

I hated Myst so much, that whenever I used to come across it or one of its clones on a store shelf, I would move them to another section or hide them behind boxes of other genres.

(Gonchi in the thread "Your BIGGEST adventure sins!")

terhardp 12-09-2011 12:04 AM

I can't deny the freshness of their graphic and sound style aswell as the way of storytelling. I will certainly play this.

Fien 02-08-2012 05:50 AM

Amanita posted short clips to introduce three of the main characters: Mr. Twig, Mr. Poppy Head and Mr. Lantern. Two more to go before Botanicula's release!


Igor 02-08-2012 06:15 AM

Delicious :9 Can't wait!

Ascovel 02-08-2012 06:57 AM

Those clips have blown me away! That's exactly what I love to see in animation - pure creativity and utter poppy-headness.

Irongiant909 02-08-2012 08:28 AM

Excellent. :D

Fien 02-19-2012 04:27 PM

Have a look at number four: Mrs. Mushroom. ;)

Irongiant909 02-20-2012 02:07 AM

Excellent. :D

diego 02-21-2012 01:46 PM

Quite an interesting music, which reminds me of The Neverhood!

TimovieMan 02-22-2012 08:50 AM

This looks mighty interesting. Reminds me a bit of Machinarium but a little more whacky.

I'll add this to my list... :D

Lady Kestrel 02-22-2012 09:08 AM

Those clips made me laugh out loud. I've always loved Amanita's zaniness, and I'm really looking forward to this one.

Fien 03-06-2012 02:24 AM

Cover artwork and the introduction of the fifth and last character, Mr. Feather.

Fien 04-05-2012 08:10 AM

It's on AG's front page, but I just had to post it on the forums too. Botanicula will be here the 19th!
Only 14 days away. ;)
Yoohoo! Happy dance. :9~

Igor 04-05-2012 08:59 AM

My most anticipated game this year :9~

inm8#2 04-05-2012 09:53 AM

Just previewed on GOG's Spring conference.

Pre-order on GOG for $8.99.

Fien 04-05-2012 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by inm8#2 (Post 606429)
Just previewed on GOG's Spring conference.

Slightly off-topic question for native English speakers. I watched part of that Spring Conference and heard the guy say "Mackinarium". Just like Tim Schafer did in his video with Ron Gilbert. I always thought the pronunciation was Mashinarium. It's Mashine, not Mackine, right? Inquiring minds want to know...:)


Pre-order on GOG for $8.99.
That's pretty cheap for a game with lots of extras. But I'll always choose Amanita's site over GOG.

zane 04-05-2012 04:09 PM

It might make more sense if it was "mash" but iv been pronouncing it "mack" too. I think its maybe because mechanical is often pronounced "mack-anical"

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