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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Playing with weeds and mushrooms, everything is glowing and you hear a lot of funny, cute noises. It's just eaaasy, you need to take this game eaaaasy, my man. These mushrooms.
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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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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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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
This game right here is great. From it's simple story to it's great randomness, there's nothing i would complain about. The art is amazing and the gameplay is awesome and intriguing. But most of what i loved about this was it's music and the sound effects, just brilliantly put and they even make you feel rewarded when you figure something out or stuff (though everything was pretty easy to figure out).
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
Botanicula is now my favorite point-and-click adventure game, because it’s the only one I’ve ever managed to beat without a walkthrough! Well I lie, I had to use a walkthrough ONE time. But yeah, it’s quite easy compared to similar games I’ve played, and as a result, I found it much more enjoyable, because I wasn’t lost all the time.

It’s also made in Flash, and shows that Flash games can look and sound really good. If you like games with unusual art styles, you should check it out.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Such an awesome game that will make you smile most of the time.
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anticyclon
10.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
Awesome!
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Marlhaut
7.0 hrs
Posted: September 21
Brilliant little thing.

A point & click adventure with beautiful design and music. Everything is quite naive, and the puzzles are challenging enough to be rewarding, but no so much as to get in the way of the whole experience, which in the end is the journey of four friends trying to save their little "world". There are also lots of surreal characters and comic situations to interact with.

It lifts my mood every time I play it.

Highly recommendable.
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intradimensional
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 17
Botanicula is nice game to look at, to hear and play. Guidance is minimal but things become clear after a short while. The style is original and a little off-beat but it retains the feeling of a likeable adventure. You feel part of the chaotic world of insects and strange creatures. The sounds are organic, interesting and diverse. Likewise the quirky animals and the unexpected outcomes of the chance encounters not only amuses but keeps the player a little on edge for a basic point and click style game. 7/10.
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Elf
25.9 hrs
Posted: September 15
Delightful, clever game; this is one I recommend to all my friends who are looking for point-and-click puzzle games. You play as a team of five seed-ish characters traveling around a tree threatened by fuzzy-spider creatures, and have to solve puzzles to reach some regions or get some resources. The map unlocks after you've done a few of the initial puzzles.


The graphics are wonderful; audio is excellent at giving a sense of mood and direction without words; puzzles are varied enough to be challenging. There's likely to be at least a few that are frustrating because of that - there's something for everyone's preferred style, which means there's also something that's outside of everyone's comfort zone. (For me, it was the ant maze.) One section has a couple-dozen separate rooms, each with a puzzle-bit to complete, and it can be hard to keep track of which ones you've completed; making notes on paper may help.

Click on everything - most of the achievements are side-events rather than part of the main puzzle track. Fortunately, "everything" is mostly charming extras, with cute creatures bouncing around and plants unfurling and making charming noises.

Highly recommended, like everything from Amanita Design.
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Mandelsage
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 11
This game is absolutely delightful. It's a simple click-puzzle game with beautiful, quirky art/music/sounds. It made smile all the time. Make sure to try everything, and then again. Even still, I wasn't able to find all the little hidden achievements. I'll play through it again for sure some time in the future to try get them all =)
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pugnose
9.9 hrs
Posted: September 4
So creative and original. It made me laugh at times. I give it a 9.0
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bogemic
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 4
great artwork, design and sounds
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Yuri Kalashnikov
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 2
I don't understand how this game can have so very good reviews. It's true the aesthetics are wonderful, but the problem is that a part of that, there's nothing good about this game. The puzzles are completely stupid, solving them consists mainly in clicking everything and everywhere, which made the game very boring for me. I almost finished it, but at the ending, when it gets more difficult I just got bored of trying to solve it with random clicks.
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Turd Ferguson
40.7 hrs
Posted: September 1
Wonderful game. Great to play with your kids too. Awesome music, found myself listening to the soundtrack outside of the game.
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