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Botanicula

is a humor-filled adventure game about five friends, little tree creatures who set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil... read more

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Themes Fantasy
Developers Amanita Design...
Engines
Status: Released
Release: 19-Apr-2012

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is a humor-filled adventure game about five friends, little tree creatures who set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.

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Gameplay

Like the others games from Amanita Design, in Botanicula the player controls a main protagonist while exploring the environment, solving puzzles and collecting items. The player is able to interact with other creatures and find easter eggs that are present in the lush environment. Like Machinarium, the game has no spoken or written dialogue.

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Characters

Botanicula follows the adventure of five botanical creatures:

  • Mr. Lantern - The main protagonist of Botanicula. He is a small orange creature. He can absorb seeds within his body. It makes him glow and gives him power.

  • Mrs. Mushroom - The second playable character. She is the only female member of group. She can create identical copies of herself. Another power that she has is to shrink.

  • Mr. Poppyhead - The most robust member of the group and the third playable character.

  • Mr. Twig - Another playable character. He resembles a twig. He has many arms that he can expand. He also has ability to spurt flowers.

  • Mr. Feather - The last playable character. He is very small but can fly.

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Key Features

  • Relaxed game perfect for hardcore gamers, families and seniors.

  • More than 150 detailed locations to explore.

  • Hundreds of funny animations.

  • Incredible amount of hidden bonuses.

  • Fantastic music and sound effects by fantastic band DVA

  • Not one but five main characters with various skills and personalities.

  • No text or lengthy dialogs to bore you.

  • Bonuses for vigilant players at the end of the game.

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Reception

The game was released on April 19, 2012, for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux. The game was later ported to iOS and Android.

Botanicula received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. It was praised for its music and visuals, as well as gameplay. However, other reviews noted a lack of replay value.

Awards

  • IGF Excellence in Audio Award

  • Game of the Year – jayisgames.com

  • IndieCade: Best Story/World Design Award

  • IGM Readers' Choice Award in Best Sound / Music

  • Mac App Store Best of 2012



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