Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
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Very Positive (16 reviews) - 100% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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

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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I have been meaning to review Botanicula for quite some time; it's one of my favorite casual point-n-click games. Botanicula is absolutely sweet and delightful, full of details and all-around captivating.

Several people who gave this gem a negative review did so due to comparing it to Machinarium. Botanicula has little to nothing to do with Machinarium – so much so that I, for one, didn't enjoy the latter. So don't expect glaring similarities.

I strongly recommend this game to casual players, fantastic OST seekers, point-n-click die-hards, and artistic aficionados. In those regards, this game does not disappoint: it elevates.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Very beautiful and wellmade point & click game. Alot of funny and strange creatures and small minigames. Not that challenging but a great game just to relax while playing. Enjoyed the soundtrack for the game too <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Beautiful and Fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Funny and adorable story about little tree friendly guys trying to save the tree and themselves from evil spider like villain.
Just let your imagination run wild I'm sure developers had a lot of fun with this game.
Thumbs up!
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48 of 48 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
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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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2015
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  • 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

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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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
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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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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!

+ appealing visuals
+ nice story
+ good mix of easy/average/difficult puzzles to solve
+ mood setting music
- finished after +/- 4 hours
- lack of replayability
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
A true delight!

Botanicula is 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...

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9.0 hrs
Posted: October 25
I'm not sure whether or not I like puzzle games, but this is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I like the soundscapes, and how they go so well with the graphics.
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5.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
Completed it in ~5 hours. Good game, very pretty, good music. However, damn short. Got it for a dollar on humble bundle along with other games. Totally worth it.
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7.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
Really enjoyed this game- very cute and fun. If you enjoy cute, puzzle, point-and-click- you will like enjoy this.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
If you like Journey or Machinarium, you will enjoy Botanicula as its storyline uses simplistic videos to tell a story efficiently, and many of the puzzle you can figure out. There are a few puzzles requires you to think outside of the box as it's not taught to you in the first two levels. Music is great, graphics is good for an indie game, controls are typical for point and click, game play length is ok, and story is strong. Maybe I’m a sucker for games with no verbiage, but if you feel the same way for symbolic storylines, you will enjoy Botanicula.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 11
I love these kinds of games, but this one is special (those visuals). The characters are so cute, and every one of them has a special rule to play during the game.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: October 6
A beautiful game. The botanicula world feels truly magical and the characters are very likable. Excellent artwork and music as well. I wasn't a big fan of samorost 2 as compared to machinarium, but botanicula was very gripping right from the start. Great game overall.
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5.5 hrs
Posted: October 6
A captivating world full of whimsy, humour and lovable characters. Wonderful sountrack and delightful graphics. This is definitely a game I would come back to again and again when I am in need of a little magic. The game is forgiving and the puzzles are logical. There is much room for exploration and the attention to details is astounding even in the non interactive elements. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!
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