Posts Tagged ‘Machinarium’

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.

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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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 the pure adventure genre any more, but this really has be intrigued. Here’s the latest short video…
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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 rather good. You can pre-order it at a discounted $17 from here, should you feel the urge.

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