Really hope the gents do a quicklook!

#1 Posted by joelalfaro (561 posts) -

Did anyone else appreciate Machinarium or Samorost?

#2 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I hope they do as well. I'm curious what this game is.

#3 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2373 posts) -

Vinny will probably make arrangements, now that he's back.

Amanita is one of my favorite developers. I loved Samorost and Questionaut (and the wave of similar games Samorost inspired) back when Machinarium was early in development.

#4 Posted by EVO (3891 posts) -

Can't wait.

#5 Posted by MonkfishEsq (252 posts) -

If it ever comes out. It's already out on gamersgate and gamesrocket. Plus the cracked version. Still not out on gog.

#6 Posted by Asger (194 posts) -

I hope so too. Looks really good!

#7 Posted by joelalfaro (561 posts) -

It came out on the humble bundle (with steam code) and on their site.

I suggested a quick look last week :)

#8 Posted by Tearhead (2161 posts) -

Just picked this up along with Machinarium and Samorost 2 through the Humble Bundle. Paid $5 so I could play them on Steam. I played like 45 minutes of Botanicula so far, and this game is cute as hell.

#9 Posted by serverfull (56 posts) -

This game seems a given for a Vinnie quicklook. He is our Steam expert on here now...VIVA PC gaming!

#10 Posted by BeachThunder (11834 posts) -

In lieu of a Quick Look, here's a video from TotalBiscuit:

#11 Posted by Vestigial_Man (311 posts) -

I've only played Samarost from them, I had an English teacher who was very into "new" ways of teaching so he had our class play through Samarost. We only did about 2 hours of writing for the entire project as well. From the TotalBiscuit/Halibut video Botanicula didn't seem that interesting though, it kinda looked like random clicking instead of deducing the correct sequence of clicks from information shown to you.

#12 Posted by Jegschemesch (7 posts) -

@Vestigial_Man:It starts out that way, but the puzzles become less trivial (if still not particularly challenging) after that first opening area. I think it's worth a play through, as the game is god-damned adorable, and the sound and music are awesome.

#13 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

Fingers crossed for a Quick Look. Patrick wrote about this game in his column, and Vinny played Machinarium.

I played a little bit of Botanicula yesterday and it's got some delightfully goofy stuff in it.

#14 Posted by Raven10 (1765 posts) -

As others have said, there is a Humble Indie Bundle with it in it so even if someone isn't sure they might as well check it out. You can pay whatever you want so it's not like you'll be out of a ton of money and there is a good charity that you can support as well.

#15 Posted by bvilleneuve (265 posts) -

I dropped some dough on the Humble Bundle and played through Botanicula. I had a terrific experience with it. I love the way the sound and visuals work together, and the style is a perfect mix of sweet and sinister. A couple of the puzzles gave me pause as well--it's not the hardest game in the world, but you definitely have to think about some parts. Now I've just been using the soundtracks as ambient homework music for the past few days.

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