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4 months ago

Feature: A walk in the park

How Tala turns nature photography into a tiny world

Like most kids who grew up playing video games, I didn’t want my adventures to stop when the screen turned off. As I raced down the road on my bike or zoned out in the backseat during long drives, I’d imagine what my favorite characters would look like superimposed onto the world around me, how they’d run along the telephone lines or dart between the…

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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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Feature: No free-to-play, just free.

The 50 Best Free Games On PC

The best free games are on PC, and if you want to know what the best 50 are then you've come to the right place.

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Have You Played… Samorost?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Amanita Design are no doubt now far more famous for the gorgeous adventures Botanicula and Machinarium. But it all began with Samorost in 2003, designed to be played in a browser. And they hit it out of the park on their first attempt,…

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Samorost 3 Has A Release Date, And A Breathtakingly Beautiful New Trailer

The journey of Samorost feels very much like the journey of designers Amanita. The first game in the series was a free quick-to-play web game built in Flash, but Samorost 3 [official site] - coming out on the 24th March - is a lengthy downloadable adventure following their astonishing Machinarium and Botanicula. From small beginnings, they're now one of the most respected adventure teams around,…

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6 years ago

More Of The Samorost: Screens From Samorost 3

Less challenge, more weird and wonderful environments to discover. That was the message I took from our interview with Amanita Design's Jakub Dvorský, at least as far as Samorost 3 is concerned. The previous games, which you can and should play right now (Samorost 1, Samorost 2) are tranquil and inventive, politely requesting that your brain pays attention to the beauty and strangeness of the…

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7 years ago

8 years ago

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Impressions: Alchemia

Clearly the path cleared by Amanita Design, and their wonderful organic point and clickers (Samorost, Machinarium), is one down which others should walk. A team that has followed extremely closely is Springtail Studio, a two-man indie studio who have created Alchemia. To say it's similar to Samarost would be something of an understatement. And of course in the inevitable direct comparison, it falls short. But…

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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…

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10 years ago

m a c h i n a r i u m

Two of my very favourite web games would be Samorost, and Samorost 2. Created by Amanita Design, which consists of founder Jakub Dvorsky with Vaclav Blin, both games are serene, beautiful experiences. Ostensibly point-and-click games, they are more about exploring the locations and experiencing the techno-natural environments. There are puzzles, but they are gentle, and usually are solved by experimentation rather than ingenuity. The news…

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