Pay Whatever You Want For The Lovely Botanicula, Get A Bunch of Other…

I think that Botanicula, the new game from Machinarium indies Amanita Design, is freakin' wonderful. I already wrote about why I like it, so read that if you're wondering about the game. Short verzh: If you have a heart and like lovely and funny things, you should play it. » 4/19/12 1:15pm 4/19/12 1:15pm

The Splendid Botanicula Overflows With Weapons-Grade Joyfulness

Joy is a terribly underrated commodity in video games. Most of the games I play inspire all kinds of feelings—stress, tension, exhilaration, frustration, even less-celebrated but still mentionable sensations like "comforting routine" and "empowering murder-fantasy." » 4/18/12 2:00pm 4/18/12 2:00pm

The Spacious Beauty of the Machinarium Soundtrack

Holy heck, I loved Machinarium » 4/05/12 8:15pm 4/05/12 8:15pm. I loved it for its art, and for its difficult puzzles and inventive hint system. And I loved it for Tomas Dvorak's spacious, hugely evocative musical score.

Machinarium Follow-Up Botanicula Gets Release Date, Looks Adorable

Man, I want to play Botanicula. Amanita Design won me over forever with their splendid adventure game Machinarium, and I've been looking forward to its follow-up Botanicula ever since I first heard about it. » 4/04/12 7:45pm 4/04/12 7:45pm

From Cute Little Robots To Strange Cowboys And Puppets

You like Machinarium? Then you may like Osada, the newest game from Machinarium's developers, Amanita Design. It's free, and you can play it right now. » 4/05/11 7:40am 4/05/11 7:40am

The Weird And Wonderfully-Named Video Games Of Jakub Dvorský (And…

Machinarium creator Jakub Dvorský was at this weekend's GameCityNights event, announcing not one, not five, but three new games to come from Amanita Design. We (read: Kotaku's favorite Englishmen at Rock Paper Shotgun) dispatched monocled investigator Brendan Caldwell to track him down and find out everything… » 3/29/11 2:00pm 3/29/11 2:00pm

Machinarium Review: Beautiful Robots

In case you haven't noticed, we're playing catch-up here at Kotaku. Reviewing some games that were missed in the run-in to the holiday season. Which is great, because it means I get a chance to talk about Machinarium. » 12/22/09 2:00pm 12/22/09 2:00pm

Machinarium Extends Its Reach To Retail Shelves

Amanita Design's Machinarium, one of the year's most charming (and sadly underrated) PC titles, has previously been available only as a digital download. Next year, however, it'll graduate to a boxed, retail copy. » 12/09/09 5:30am 12/09/09 5:30am

So Apparently No One Cares About Valve's Conflict-of-Interest

We've heard one developer say they didn't feel exploited by Valve, despite Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford's assertion that that's exactly what Steam does. Today, Ars Technica lets us hear from a few more. » 10/20/09 3:30am 10/20/09 3:30am

Machinarium Out Next Month


Machinarium, a cute little adventure game that stars robots and steals hearts, will be out on PC on October 16, the game's developers (Amanita Design) let us know today. » 9/28/09 4:30am 9/28/09 4:30am

Machinarium Trailer Is Just Lovely

We've talked Machinarium before » 8/30/08 1:30am 8/30/08 1:30am. Mostly because it looks . Just in case you're not quite sold on the amazingness, here's a trailer for the game, which somehow manages to make me think Monty Python, Robo Story and the opening of Space Quest IV, all at the same time. [via ]