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.

Thaaaaaaaaaaat’s an Anamita game if ever there was one. You can tell by the plinky-plonk noises and general air of extreme bonhomie. Now just imagine that beamed directly into your brain at 16K resolution and 4.5D, with your haptic underwear throbbing along violently, and you should have some sense of what it’ll look like in the distant world of 2015.

PC, Mac, iOS and Android releases are promised, heat-death of the universe notwithstanding. We last heard from Samorost 3 last year, so this one is very much years in the making.


  1. Dowr says:

    Well, that was an entertaining article, Alec.

    • Pulec says:

      I gues RPS stuff is sorta high at 6pm.
      As they should be for this awesome stuff from our home studio, lets get high too!

  2. GernauMorat says:

    “Haptic underwear”

  3. Don Reba says:

    Could I have your PC instead? After you are done watching the trailer?

  4. Kein says:

    Their support is weird, I sent them a request, got a reply, replied back with clarification and… this is where it all died.

    Never again.

  5. Armante says:

    Best. Trailer. Ever.

    I love these guys. Also reminds me to go finish Botanicula.

  6. Monkeh says:

    That trailer was way too nice for something that will take so long to get to us! Guess I could always replay Samorost 1/2..

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  8. james___uk says:

    The first paragraph got me going good

  9. DrScuttles says:

    2015 seems so far away. And though Back To The Future 2 will no doubt fail to live up to its promises of the moon on a stick, at least there’s this to look forward to. And given how in Botanicula, Amanita made one of the most joyful experiences possible to have while staring at a computers games whilst not wearing those haptic Y-fronts, they can take as much time as they need*.

    *clarification: as long as they need in non-Valve Time

  10. kael13 says:

    Machinarium frustrated me, but Samorost remains one of my most favouritest things ever.

  11. Commissar Choy says:

    Botanicula sequel next please. That game was basically a celebration of all things beautiful and wonderful and I absolutely adored it.

    • Lambchops says:

      Ooh, yes please.

      Love everything these guys do.

      • Fenix says:

        Going to join you two and add my praise for Botanicula.

        It’s a game where you basically click on things to make things happen. But it’s just so… nice. I still listen to the OST.

  12. ouvintes says:

    The most important thing I got from this trailer is that Tomas Dvorak is probably doing the music (god, I hope he is). The Machinarium soundtrack is perfect and I’ve been listening to his music ever since. Amazing stuff. And yes, the games are beautiful, too.