Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
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Release Date: May 7, 2012

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“An amazing and heartwarming adventure.”
9.0/10 – IGN
“Botanicula is to peer through a microscope at hidden world and feel like you've made the greatest of discoveries: one of a place that's so overflowing with imagination and so full of wonder that only a person with a heart of stone would fail to be taken in by its charms.”
8.5/10 – Gamespot
“A creation of obvious love and care, Botanicula is a must-play for those seeking a truly imaginative and entertaining adventure game.”
– Adventure Gamers
“Botanicula far surpassed my expectations, and qualifies as one of the best emotionally-driven point-and-click adventures ever.”
– OneClickMac

About This Game

Botanicula is a humor-filled adventure game created by the makers of award-winning Machinarium, studio Amanita Design and Czech band DVA.
Five friends, little tree creatures, set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.

Key Features:


  • Relaxed game perfect for hardcore gamers, their partners, 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:1.6 Ghz Processor
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
    • OS:Snow Leopard or later.
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
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deadpooh!?
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Botanicula is an awesome short game, it's worth the price tag.

Pros:
- The art style unique and pretty, every plants (or creatures) has their own characteristics. I took some moments in this game and make it as my desktop paper.
- The sound, the music in this game is awesome, relaxing, and in certain parts of the game can make you feel the tense. It's hard to describe with words, you have to listen to it to understand.
- Story is generic, but the best part is the process of getting to the end, the puzzles are not as hard as Grim Fandango, it's pretty easy actually.

Cons:
I can't think of anything else other than it's a short game.

And to the dev, Amanita Design, you got my attention now.
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Bitwarp
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
After the great Machinarium, Amanita Design is back with another wonderful puzzler. As expected by this small studio, Botanicula features funny scenes, original characters and puzzles that take some thinking but are not overly difficult. The game gets mildly trippy sometimes but in a good-natured way.
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41nd
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 15
Nice game but.. no 1280x720 support..? Also puzzles are pretty annoying..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63V3tFRoUY0
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Pixie™
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 14
This game is an amalgamation of one of those old point+click children's education games, the worst night terror I've ever had, and a trip on some particularly strong acid.
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Dr Giraffe
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 10
This game is a reason why I have a WEED category in my Steam library.
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Adonik
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 8
If this game doesn't make you smile, you have no heart.

Amanita Design does it again with this simple yet soulful point and click adventure. I did find the majority of the puzzles to be a bit easier than Machinarium, for instance. Still, I think it is set correctly to keep the pace of the game, and because of this I found it hard to put down. The world is very cute but often surreal...I suppose it should be expected from a company named after a psychedelic mushroom.

The game is short (3 hours for me) but so worth the price tag.

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Janos Biro
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 1
Fun wordless point and click game that you don't need to hide from small children.

Botanicula feels like playing outside. It's an epic adventure where some really small friends try to save a tree from evil dark spider-lings. It's the old tale of life versus death, but it's deadly cute. Touched my heart. It can even be educational: it can teach the value of using drugs to enhance your creativity. ;)

It's fun, beautiful, well thought, challenging, and with a great soundtrack. A great visual, musical and cognitive experience.

+ No need to read.
+ Easier than Machinarium.
+ No violence.
+ Beautiful graphics.
+ Cute but not dumb.
+ Short enough.

- Makes you want to play outside.
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beaker
5.7 hrs
Posted: July 30
A quirky little adventure game, with a beautiful art style, that you can 100% within a few hours.
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ObiWannnabe (GWJ philucifer)
5.7 hrs
Posted: July 30
A point-and-click adventure game made by people on acid for people on acid.
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Juan Savvy
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 27
A quirky, amusing, charming, game that also looks great. It has around 5 hours worth of gameplay to finish the game. Highly recommended.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Botanicula is an awesome short game, it's worth the price tag.

Pros:
- The art style unique and pretty, every plants (or creatures) has their own characteristics. I took some moments in this game and make it as my desktop paper.
- The sound, the music in this game is awesome, relaxing, and in certain parts of the game can make you feel the tense. It's hard to describe with words, you have to listen to it to understand.
- Story is generic, but the best part is the process of getting to the end, the puzzles are not as hard as Grim Fandango, it's pretty easy actually.

Cons:
I can't think of anything else other than it's a short game.

And to the dev, Amanita Design, you got my attention now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
A quirky little adventure game, with a beautiful art style, that you can 100% within a few hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
If this game doesn't make you smile, you have no heart.

Amanita Design does it again with this simple yet soulful point and click adventure. I did find the majority of the puzzles to be a bit easier than Machinarium, for instance. Still, I think it is set correctly to keep the pace of the game, and because of this I found it hard to put down. The world is very cute but often surreal...I suppose it should be expected from a company named after a psychedelic mushroom.

The game is short (3 hours for me) but so worth the price tag.

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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
48 of 48 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
Masterfully crafted.

Botanicula is 2D point and click adventure game developed by Aminata Design.


The Good
- Excellent sound
- Beautiful artstyle
- Humour
- Plenty of interactivity
- Good story
- Environment comes alive
- Many secrets to unlock

The Bad
- May need walkthrough


Overall if you want the perfect relaxing and unique adventure game, this game will definitely meet the criteria.
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56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Do you like to have fun?
Do you enjoy videogames?
Do you like wonder, magic and amazement?

Botanicula is a work of love, wonder at every screen, laugh at every surprise, sure its not for everyone, but if you believe that modern videogames are the ultimate form of entertainment, then Botanicula will undoubtedly leave you wanting more, few games have heart and even fewer magic.
Botanicula has both.

Enjoy this "simple" gem for what it is, a true modern masterpiece in every sense, in its simplicity lies its wonder, playing it makes you feel like a child again, full of amazement, full of joy...

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44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Botanicula
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Adventure; Casual; Puzzle
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 4-7 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Novelty seekers; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Botanicula is an incredibly charming, short-and-sweet game which is frequently described as having a “happy” identity. It is a point-and-click style, casual adventure game that takes you on a wondrous ride through a microcosmic fantasy world inhabited by bugs and critters. Any fan of point-and-click, adventure-puzzle games will likely enjoy the experience.

The best feature of this game is the overall charm inherent in its delivery. The art style and the soundscape together create the alluring atmosphere of the game. The simple story is told through animations and emotion-filled sounds rather than through text and dialogue. Despite the simple storytelling mechanics, all the characters you play and those you meet are uniquely interesting and charming.

The actual gameplay requires you to progress the story by solving puzzles via interaction with the world around you. It will be mostly trial and error; but nothing is too daunting. I felt the puzzles were a good balance of tricky and sensible; but they are not all necessarily logical. You will have to think about the puzzles in terms of the wacky game-world dynamics.

The game is rather short, even shorter if you rush through the main objectives. It is more enjoyable (and still somewhat short) if you take the time to interact with everything and see what you can discover. There are plenty of hidden “Easter eggs” and collectibles scattered throughout the game to cater to those who enjoy treasure hunts and achievements.

Botanicula is definitely a well-designed game that was created with love and care. I recommend that any point-and-click, adventure-puzzle gamer considering trying it. Its charm will cater to fans of the genre both young and old.

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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Pros:

+ marvelous sound effects
+ music
+ unique graphic style
+ atmosphere
+ bizarre characters & world
+ collectible cards system (in game)
+ simple interface

Cons:

- too easy
- sometimes too bizarre
- weak plot & ending

One word review: Cute

7/10
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2013
Delightful surrealist art! Great use of the element of surprise, adorable humor, cute characters, bright and lively visuals, very good soundtrack, clever puzzles...Botanicula explores themes of nature, cooperation and discovery; awe-inspiring and very charming.
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2015
Botanicula is a point & click adventure set into a strange microcosmic world. I got the game during a Steam sale due to the enticing visuals. And after watching the intro, I got immediately hooked into the storyline. Amazing that this game was created by such a small development team. Botanicula will not appeal to everyone, but if you like a creative adventure/puzzle game with a decent plot, this is highly recommended! An enjoyable experience!

Pro:
+ appealing visuals
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353096450
+ nice story
+ good mix of easy/average/difficult puzzles to solve
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353096429
+ mood setting music
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353096410
Con:
- finished after +/- 4 hours
- lack of replayability
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I've thought about writing a review for Botanicula for a few weeks now. Aside from the fact that there are numerous apt (and more briefly stated) praises already posted here, the game has been out for a few years now.

It's an Indie, point-and-click, puzzle adventure; brought to us by the Czech creators of Samorost 1&2 and Machinarium, Amanita Design – if you enjoy either of those games, you will take delight in this. The thoroughly organic world and its inhabitants are highly imaginative, some even bizarre-looking and -sounding. Some players may consider it too succinct, or even more attuned toward children. The simple story, though solid and sweet, does not require heavy ruminations – this is a game of the senses, pure and simple. You control a group of four friends on a mission to plant a seed. The main goal on each level progresses you to the next level; the puzzles are intuitive. The price of the game, whether regular or on sale, is appropriate. Yes, it is a Flash game. (Interesting to note that I cannot enjoy tBoI or Windosill on my current PC setup without gameplay becoming bogged down almost instantly; but with Botanicula, never any bogging or catching.) Summed up: the graphics, gameplay, sound and music - all superb, A+++. What more can I say to get you to try out this lovely gem?...

There was a tremendous amount of heart put into this game, truly.

Botanicula is a visual and (emphasis on) auditory indulgence: you may think you're just going to ease into it, test the waters with your big toe; but you will be swept away and never realise it till the ride comes to its satisfyingly, cyclical conclusion. It offers a kind of cleansing and respite, whether from the mundane of the outside world, or to just step away from frenetic and adrenaline-packed L4D2 runs.

The sounds are sheer ear candy – you want to touch everything. The world is strange and wondrous: during first-time gameplay, you never know what manner of creature or environment alteration will manifest itself from your curiosity-driven touching; subsequent gameplays (for myself, anyway) do not fail to continually instill such positive feelings because the graphics, music, creatures and environment (plus their corresponding sounds) are just that sublime.

While there are, sadly, no cards to obtain from playing this game toward earning badges, the 47 in-game, animated cards more than make up for it; and count toward the game's 53 achievements. It is rewarding to collect them all (and yes, you will aspire to collect each and every one of them in every gameplay you attempt, even the time-spent Svolavac. (Though, I think there should be a card for the 3 jingle-y leaves that tumble out around your feet - other gamers like myself may know what I'm alluding to.) The names of the creatures achievements are in Czech, and punching them up into Google translate will not only add to your enjoyment, but enlighten it, as well.

The music steals you off from the word go, setting a pace perfectly harmonised to what is happening in the game, at that time. A previous reviewer here made mention of the burst of cheery song that erupts when you achieve a goal – it really does fill you with sheer happiness, no kidding... and lately, when playing L4D2, I've been thinking how cool (if a bit bizarre) it would be, hearing that tune after everyone's made it alive to the saferoom...

Definitely give it a try, if only to experience the eye and ear candy... if it doesn't turn out to be your kind of game - or you can only enjoy one gameplay - you will know someone who'll love it...

11/10
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