Botanicula is point'n'click exploration game created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,370 reviews)
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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Includes 4 items: Botanicula, Machinarium, Machinarium Soundtrack, Samorost2

 

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"An adventure game unlike any other adventure game with an a striking and unique visual style and soundtrack."

Reviews

“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 point'n'click exploration game created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design. It’s about a bunch of five friends - little tree creatures who set out for a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites. The original soundtrack and sound effects are created by Czech alternative band DVA.

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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Surrealistic voyage of point and click tripping, in which irrational becomes logical. Five friends, each with his own unique traits, are on quest to save their world. It reminds me friendship of rectangles in "Thomas was alone", where each one's weakness can find it's strenght in certain situation, along their journey. Another wonderful trip from Amanita Design!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Machinarium and Botanicula are both innovative and great games to play. The puzzles are easy and creatively constructed. The animation is very unique and distinct with the artist and is very adorable. The music in the game is amazing and I could see myself putting it on loop at work.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Love this games art style and music choices. This game is just the right amount of challenging puzzler. With point and click style enviroment exploration game. Had a lot of fun. Highly recommend.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Nice Game! :D
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
point n click Adventure with clear objetives. 6.5/10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
<3 Really enjoyed it. And DVA's soundtrack to it is really nice :)
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
LSD!



(11/10 bananas)
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
This is great! The uninstall goes really fluid! I'm impressed, never before has any of my games uninstalled this fast! As soon as I opened the game, I thought to "uninstall now!" I've NEVER done that before! 10/10
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6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Really cute point-and-click game with an adorable story. The soundtrack adds to it.

Definitely another work of art by Amanita Design.
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Quite confusing and it involved a lot of random clicking to solve some of the puzzles, but the atmosphere and music is definitely worth experiencing.

I also missed out on discovering a lot of the small things which are not required to complete the game, because it lets to continue through with no warning that you cannot go back that specific place, a warning or way to show that there was no turning back would have helped so that I could fully explore each area before moving on.
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4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I loved this game. It's obviously beautiful to look at, but the puzzles were also just fantastic. Only once in the entire game did I get frustrated. The puzzles are fun, intuitive, and challenging without being irritating (a tough mark to hit, really.) Story is simple and fun. Animal design is great, and finding them for the extra achievements was a good time.
Just buy it. If you like this sort of game, you will like this game.
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4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Quiet fun charming game. quiet enjoyable and really recomended for taking your brain outside reality.

-Beautiful Design
-Good Music
-Fun

In the other hand.

-Very short. 4 hours
-its Flash based, so no graphic options or full screen.
-No steam overlay.
-Puzzles are somewhat simple.

At the end is quiet enjoyable simple game. 8 out 10
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15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I have probably played this game at least five times. Whenever I have a bad day, I start up the game and get lost in the story. Botanicula is so cute with a great soundtrack. I do not see any faults with this game and I would love to find another game just like this. All I wish is that there could be a sequel to this great game.
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7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A journey through this tree searching for a way to save it's habitants!

This game is a colorful and cheerful point-and-click full of interesting puzzles and weird characters. It's pretty short, even tho I took hours to complete - there's a lot to explore and try until 100% - and some puzzles are really tricky or hard to solve, but well, something had to be hard....

I strongly recommend it! Whoever likes point-and-click, wanna give it a try or want a vibrant. cheerful and simple adventure, this is the game :)
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Such a wierd, interesting little game. It's beatiful, the music is both interesting and strange and some of the puzzles will stump you. It also has no dialouge, so much of the communication is visual(though pictures), so trying to work out what to do is sometimes annoying.

If you like adventure games and want to play something very unusual and fun, try out Bontanicula.
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5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Wonderful puzzle game: creative and beautiful animations that stand on their own. Many easy puzzles and some real challenges, along with some difficult action puzzles. Fairly short (5-5.5 hours). Super cute sound design,
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
[Disclaimer - I've played this game through many times, just not on Steam so my play stats aren't accurate]

Simply beautiful.

What? You want more? Okay. On the surface of it, Botanicula resembles a highly polished version of those online "click all around the screen and interesting things happen" Flash games. And I suppose that's exactly what it is. Unlike Machinarium, Amanita's previous big success, the focus here is less on solving minigames and more on encouraging interaction and exploration. With that in mind, this game is probably more suitable for younger players (although it does get quite dark towards the end) or casual gamers.

Thoroughly charming, with a beautiful setting, fantastic incidental music, memorable characters (who again, tell the entire story without a single line of dialogue) and wonderfully inventive set pieces make this a game well worth your time and effort.

Be warned though, it does run on Adobe AIR so if you have problems with that particular application you may want to try the demo first.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Loving the warm, surreal feeling I get from playing this game. Takes you to a dream world that you wish could be real, but then again, with all the wonders of nature, who says it isn't?
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
great sound design and nice music too !

easy achievements are always a plus.

brief fun game. doubt you'll get past 10 hours of total playtime. I have all the achievements with my current play time, and while its very cute, I probably will not be playing through again.
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