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Machinarium

1 year ago

Feature: The best bargains

Steam summer sale: our giant recommendations list

The Steam summer sale is in full blaze. For a while it even blazed so hot that the servers went on fire and all the price stickers peeled off the games. Either that or the store just got swamped with cheapskates looking for the best bargains. Cheapskates like you! Well, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some recommendations - both general tips and some newly added…

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Machinarium rebuilds robo-buddy in new engine

John is our usual Amanita correspondent but he's off on hollybobs so I get to poke about in the gorgeous world of Machinarium [official site] this time! The reason the eight-year-old game is back in our newsbox is because it's swapping Adobe Flash for a custom engine. So far so technical. What does it actually mean? WELL! "It's using DirectX and the game feels much…

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2 years ago

Chuchel revealed by creators of Botanicula and Samorost

The makers of Samorost, Botanicula and Machinarium have announced a new game. It’s called Chuchel [official site] and judging by these two teasers it looks in keeping with the studio's tradition of odd games with even odder names. We don’t have much else to go on yet, however, just a couple of short trailers showing off what I’m guessing is the grumpy protagonist. Come and…

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Machinarium Has Sold Lots And Lots Of Copies

It's rather lovely when you learn of a tiny company consistently making splendid games is succeeding, rather than struggling to stay alive. Amanita Design, who RPS have championed for their witty, beautiful and smart adventure games since we launched, sent us some very interesting sales information about their robotic point-and-clicker, Machinarium [official site], after its four millionth sale.

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Feature: Organismic

Samorost 3 review

From the team most famous for Machinarium, Aminita Design, comes the third game in the Samorost series. Don't worry if you've never heard of the first two - they were both tiny Flash games. Samorost 3 [official site] is a full-length, full-screen adventure that requires no prior knowledge. How does the adventure/puzzle game hold up at this scale? Here's wot I think:

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3 years ago

Feature: Point, Click, Agree

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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4 years ago

Papercraft Adventuring: Papetura Demo

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…

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5 years ago

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…

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7 years ago

No Country For Boring Men: Osada

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…

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8 years ago

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…

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9 years ago

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…

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Dance, Wrenches: Machinarium Bonus EP

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…

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Cogs Turning: Machinarium Release Date

Another of 2009's Unknown Pleasures inches ever closer. Samorost's creator's commercial adventure will debut on October 16th via all the digital channels you can imagine, including Steam and Impulse. If you want to pre-order you can do it from their site for a mere seventeen - count 'em! - dollars. Which saves you three whole dollars over the release price. I'm not particularly interested in…

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Tiny Robots: Machinarium Footage

A new extended trailer of game footage has emerged for Jakub Dvorský and Amanita Design's gorgeous-looking Machinarium. The full-length adventure from the creator of astonishing-o-games Samorost 1 and 2, and the lovely edumacational Questionaut, is looking pretty fantastic. We've had a play of an early build, and will have a preview of it for you next week. A quick advanced preview of the preview: it's…

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10 years ago

Stretchy Robots: New Machinarium Footage

Yippee! A new trailer for Machinarium, and a garden full of snow. What more could a man ask for? Don't forget we spoke to Amanita Design about the game just a short while back. This time we get to see some of the puzzling in action, including exciting stretchy robot techniques! Plus there's a few new scenes that haven't been shown before, each breathtakingly detailed…

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Unknown Pleasures 2009: Machinarium

Amanita Design have quietly made gentle adventure games for a few years. As well as the gorgeous Samorost games, they've also produced equally charming Flash games for the BBC, Nike and The Polyphonic Spree. Machinarium is their first full-length project, hand drawn and meticulously animated, about a city populated by robots. We spoke to front man, Jakub Dvorský, to find out more.

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