The Most Atmospheric Steampunk Video Games

Steampunk games that feature steam-powered machines and settings in an alternate history of the Wild West or the industrialized British era of the 19th century are rare. Maybe even rarer than cyberpunk titles. » 4/19/13 6:30pm 4/19/13 6:30pm

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

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

Get Five Amazing Game Soundtracks For as Little as $1

Hey, why should indie game developers get to have all the bundling fun? Game composers should get to experience the joy of bundling too. I'm glad to see that they finally are. » 2/10/12 8:45pm 2/10/12 8:45pm

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

Call Of Duty Guy Overpays For Five Games, Minecraft Guy Quadruples That

It was impressive when Robert Bowling, creative strategist for Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward, paid $500 for a batch of indie games that only cost $85. Then Notch, maker of Minecraft stepped up, with $2000. » 12/15/10 10:40am 12/15/10 10:40am

Run Linux? You Can Play All These Games

Want the flexibility of running Linux on your PC but still want to play games? This guide to just what you can actually play on the alternative operating system should help! » 11/29/10 5:30am 11/29/10 5:30am

Machinarium Maker Offers Amnesty To The 85% Of People Who Pirated Their…

The people who made the beautiful adventure game Machinarium estimate that only about 5-15% of the people who played their game actually paid for it. They don't seem too pissed. In fact, they're offering those thieves a sweet deal. » 8/06/10 10:30pm 8/06/10 10:30pm

Valve's Indie Bundle Is Only Charitable To Your Back Pocket

Never ones to let a bit of charity corner the market for gaming bargains, Valve's Steam service is now offering the "Steam Play Indie Pack", which bundles five great games along with ability to play on both Mac and PC. » 5/13/10 3:30am 5/13/10 3:30am

Report: Machinarium/Microsoft Deal Breaks Down Over Exclusive Issue…

The studio responsible for last year's indie adventure/puzzle hit Machinarium says six months of talks with Microsoft ended with no progress on bringing the Indie game to the Xbox 360, because Microsoft doesn't want to support games that aren't Microsoft exclusives. » 4/10/10 1:00pm 4/10/10 1:00pm

Crate Digging: Machinarium

Machinarium isn't just a great game, it's got one hell of a soundtrack, which although already available digitally and on CD, can soon be purchased on something a little more collectible. » 2/08/10 5:30am 2/08/10 5:30am

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

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