Try the Marvelous Botanicula For Free, Right In Your Browser

Hopefully by now, you've played Amanita Design's marvelous point-and-click adventure/exploration/music-time story-thing Botanicula. But I'm entirely open to the idea that you have not—and so is Amanita, who have now made the first section of the game playable for free through their website. » 6/15/12 3:45pm 6/15/12 3:45pm

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 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 possible.… » 3/29/11 2:00pm 3/29/11 2:00pm