Posts Tagged ‘machinarium’

The 25 Best Adventure Games Ever Made

You know that there are adventure games, and you know that some of those adventure games are better than others. But do you know which one is best, and which one is twenty-fifth best? Well, at last you can find out, with our definitive, unimpeachable breakdown of adventure gaming’s best moments.

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Papercraft Adventuring: Papetura Demo

Honestly, his little friend is fine.

Papetura [official site] is one of the prettiest handcrafted games I’ve played. It’s an adventure game, as these things often are, starring a paper curl of a chap and his little… cat? on strange travels through a magical paper world with the most beautiful spotlighting making everything glow. A short (short!) demo is up for download on its site or playable in your browser, starting you off being swallowed by a paper whale, and developers Petums are trying the crowdfunding lark.

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Amanita’s Samorost 3 Is Impossibly Far Away :(

2015! That’s an insane release date for a videogame! There won’t even be PCs by then. We’ll all have Google Glass injected into our eyeballs and iPhones surgically implanted up our bums and Microsoft Surfaces built into our toilet seats. That’s definitely the future. Everyone will want closed, locked, tyrannical software ecosytems by then. Why, PC gaming has died 42 times this year alone, so God only knows how bad it’ll be in 18 months’ time.

Hopefully Machinarium and Botanicula developer Amanita Design will be able to port their long-awaited second sequel to lovely, gently psychedelic pointer-clicker Samorost to Smartwatches and curved televisions BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Meantime, I’m going to watch Samorost 3’s first-ever trailer just before I take my PC to the dump.
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Botanicula: Team Samorost & Chums’ Latest

World of ooh

Aw, basically. This is the first teaser for a ‘point and click exploration game’ due from Amanita Design (they of Samorost and Machinarium) in conjunction with animator and sometime collaborator Jára Plachý, and it’s really quite adorable. Also visually and sonically nuts, as is the Amanita modus operandi.
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No Country For Boring Men: Osada

Nope, still no clue what inspired this. None whatsoever.

The first of the promised three new games from Samarost and Machinarium devs Amanita Design has arrived and it’s, uh… Well, it’s not really a game. Not really. Maybe a bit. But not really. It does, however, share the familiarly wacked-out Amanita art and anti-logic, so you’ll find much to make you smile in this ‘interactive music video.’ It’s a Western. It’s not really a Western. Maybe a bit. But not really.
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Samorost Goes To The Movies

Non-gaming news now, gamers. Ish. You’re probably aware of Samorost and Machinarium, the gorgeous (and gorgeously strange) point and click adventures known for reducing grown men to tears. (Well, Walker. But then you can also do that by mentioning puppy dogs with itchy ears to him.) If you were holding out for Machinarium 2 or Samorost 3, you’ll need to hold out a fair bit longer, because Czech developer Jakub ‘Amanita’ Dvorský has now turned his attention to a movie instead. This is far from sad news, as he’s bringing his distinctive twisted-beauty character design ethos to the upcoming semi-stop-motion animation Kooky’s Revenge. It looks spectacular, as you’ll see below…
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Get Games Go Indie Pack, Other Stuff

We mentioned this new download service before Christmas, when it could only offer a cheap Serious Sam HD, but now it’s up and running for proper, and we’re hoping it will be good place to get lower profile and PC indie games. It already has an indie games pack to kick off with, which is a Trine, Machinarium and Eufloria bundle. I suppose that might not be the best bundle to point you lot at, because you’re bound to have one of these games already, but anyway, it’s £29.95 for all three titles together, which is a reasonable way to catch three of the best indies from last year. I’m sure Lewie will keep an eye on this to point out any future bargainous recommendations.

In other indie sales news, it’s worth taking a look at the Natural Selection 2 / Overgrowth pre-order post-mortem, where the Wolfire team examines the success of promoting two as-yet-unreleased indie titles.

Dance, Wrenches: Machinarium Bonus EP

Now you can do the wrench dance while walking down the street!

Chances are if you played the wonderful Machinarium, you fell in love with the amazing soundtrack by Tomas Dvorak. If you bought the game directly from Amanita you’ll have got the soundtrack with it. If not, you can buy it from here. But if you did, you might have noticed a couple of favourite tracks from the game weren’t on it. The dancier stuff (apart from the breathtakingly beautiful By The Wall), including the all-important song the robot band plays, and the dubstep the pipe wrench listens to, for instance. Now you can get those five as well, along with EP artwork, for free from Amanita. And if you haven’t played the game at all, good grief, what’s wrong with you? You can get it from here for $20. Check out our review, and indeed those of a dozen others, if you need convincing.

Wot I Think: Machinarium

The long awaited adventure Machinarium is finally available today. After staring in wonder at the artwork and trailers for months I was able to play through a finished version this week in order that I could tell you Wot I Think.

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Cutest Robots: Machinarium Demo

I just want to hug it.

Oh, what a beautiful thing this is shaping up to be. You can now play the first three levels of Machinarium, and find out for yourself why Amanita Design’s latest hand drawn adventure is filling us with so much hope. The demo is available from here or here, and the full game is due to be released on the 16th October via Steam, Direct 2 Drive, Impulse and so on. Most of those places are taking pre-orders now, and while I’ve not played the finished game it’s a pre-order I feel fairly certain will be well invested. There’s also a new trailer below.

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