Chuchel looks like more loveliness from Samorost studio

Amanita Design have made some of the prettiest (and best-sounding) video games, from Samorost through Machinarium to Botanicula, and their next looks delightful too. Amanita today shared a look at Chuchel [official site], their comedy adventure game due in early 2018, and I’m well up for all this. Crank your sound and have a look:

What’s all that about? Amanita explain:

“Help Chuchel to chase down the mysterious villain and retrieve his cherished cherry! Outsmart the Pool Monster, escape frenzied Pac-Men and master the bird race. Join forces with Chuchel’s buddy Kekel and show the mischievous Chrchel that stealing cherries is wrong.”

Mate, I’m a little worried you couldn’t tell that from watching. I realise it’s Thursday but your attention is really flagging. Let’s try again, and this time pay attention.

See? Delightful. Great mischief. Top japes. That music, by the way, is from DVA, the duo behind Botanicula’s soundtrack.

Chuchel is coming to Windows and Mac (and pocket telephones) some time in early 2018.


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    Big Dunc says:

    I love all of the Amanita games, and this looks wonderful.

  2. Kollega says:

    From where I am sitting, this game looks like the offspring of the Biting Pear of Salamanca and the rare endangered striped elephant. Which is more than fine. This could very easily turn out the way it looks now: completely amazing.

  3. cpt_freakout says:

    Amanita games warm my heart so much, and it’s awesome to have DVA back for another soundtrack (not that I don’t love Floex, but Botanicula’s OST is just special).

  4. Freud says:

    Their games are 8.5/10 for most people and 10/10 for people who smoke weed.

    • tasteful says:

      too true

    • MD says:

      I’ve never smoked but Machinarium is one of my favourite games ever :)
      I guess what you say might be true of their other games though, most of those I consider charming but not quite fully fledged.

    • Glacious says:

      One Friday evening beer was enough to make that seem quite wacky enough.

  5. Paul says:

    I love my czech language. Chuchel, Kekel,’s the best.

  6. tasteful says:

    i was too young to get into the old sierra point&clicks so i never really got into the genre, except for playing every single amanita release and thoroughly enjoying each one. love these folks!

  7. Spacewalk says:

    Reminds me of a guy I used to know.

  8. shoptroll says:

    Yesss! I loved Botanicula, and this is definitely an insta-buy for me next year.

  9. April March says:

    I love everything about this.

  10. Glacious says:

    I really dig what looks like Chuchel’s default expression. The downward slanted mouth is just hilarious.