Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,795 reviews)
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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

 

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"25fps lock. Genre: Point and click."

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 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
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
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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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
As a look into the not-tainted children's souls.
Great animation and musical subtext!
Another amazing Czech game :)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I love this game it reminds me alot of the childrens books when I was little and the cutesy style of it all is just great.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
In this game, you play as a group of protagonists – Mr. Lantern, Mrs. Mushroom, Mr. Poppyhead, Mr. Twig, and Mr. Feather – who are trying to save their home from the spider attacks that plague it. To save your home, you must solve puzzle after puzzle, most of which are easy. I did get stuck once, though that may have been because it was getting late and I’d already been playing for a while. I picked it up the next morning and instantly figured it out.

Pros:
- This game is truly beautiful. The art style is unique, the soundtrack is incredible, and the five playable characters have so much personality without actually saying a word.
- I love how interactive this game is. Random bugs, plants, etc. can be clicked on and most give you achievements.
- The storyline is well developed, as are the minor characters. This game is filled with little whimsical moments involving the littlest things – a spider hiding behind a leaf, eggs hatching.
- Pretty sure I sat at my desk with this amazed expression on my face the whole time (the soundtrack gets to you, man!).

Cons:
- While I played through this twice (once for story, once for achievements – I’m not posting a review of anything until I 100% it), there is very little in the replay value aspect. Keep in mind if you play this that you should really pay attention and experience the story the first playthrough, because it won’t be the same the next time.
- The puzzles are very easy, which would make this a great game for younger children, but might become a bit boring for those who like a challenge.
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