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Some games are made to make you smile, fall in love, and get lost in a magically created world, and few games can delight you like Botanicula.

Botanicula, a charming adventure/puzzle point-and-click, is available for only $9.99.

Little feather-fly, glowing nut/bulb, mushroom, fungus, and branch-guy--here’s the party of five little tree-friends that need your help to save their home-tree from evil black spidery monsters. On your way you will find dozens of tree-creatures: reimaginations of frogs, flies, bees, and beetles, all beautifully (and bizarrely) hand-drawn and animated. The whole environment is alive with chirping, buzzing and music. Actually, the whole environment is music--all your actions will be accompanied by symphony of chirps, tweets, growls, hums and gulps, all created by the band DVA, that won the game Excellence in Audio award at IGF.

Amanita Design, authors of Samorost and Machinarium, have created an adventure subgenre og their own: one where the exploration is as rewarding, touching, and delightful as the actual puzzle-solving. The simplicity of controls (click something when your cursor turns into a hand) combined with gameplay that encourages exploration (click everything that turns your cursor into a hand!) and brilliant ideas offer an amazing experience beyond regular point-and-clicks. You will want to find all the easter eggs before solving every puzzle and when you do, you will want to share this game with all of your non-gaming friends as an example of something that will delight and astound anyone.

Kirk Hamilton from Kotaku summed up Botanicula with a number of “100% true” facts. We found his summation so accurate we thought we’d include a few of them here:
* Botanicula is so adorable that it can only be controlled by picking up a puppy and moving its puppy paws on your computer's trackpad.
* Botanicula is so charming that it stole Julia Roberts away from Pretty Woman-era Richard Gere. He was pretty pissed but reported that he "couldn't stay mad at [Botanicula]".
* Botanicula is so clever that it snuck up behind the raptor that snuck up on Muldoon in Jurassic Park. "Clever game," said the raptor.

Botanicula is probably the closest thing to that dream you once had you never wanted to forget because it was so creative and fun. If you forgot that dream, get it back for only $9.99 now on GOG.com.
Please do not rate this game yet, thanks :P
Yeah lets go install and play :)
Really looking forward, the graphics are awesome <3
I love Amanita's style :)
nice to see that GOG is continuing it's "3 releases a week" scedule
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Roman5: nice to see that GOG is continuing it's "3 releases a week" scedule
4 this week, don't forget The Wticher 2 Enhanced Edition.
Too bad it is immediately available on Humble Bundle. Too bad for GOG that is.
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ZPavelZ: Too bad it is immediately available on Humble Bundle. Too bad for GOG that is.
Oh how truly excellent. Thanks for the heads up; I had literally no idea about this.
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TheEnigmaticT: Oh how truly excellent. Thanks for the heads up; I had literally no idea about this.
No need for sarcasm, good sir. I was simply expressing my concern for GOGs success.
I mean, of course, customers want more for less, that is why I did not say it is bad for "everyone". I literally have no idea what is good and bad for everyone, actually, and I will not judge. But this is definitely bad for GOG, that is all I wanted to say. Guess my phrase had some second meaning against my own will.
Post edited April 19, 2012 by ZPavelZ
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TheEnigmaticT: Oh how truly excellent. Thanks for the heads up; I had literally no idea about this.
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ZPavelZ: No need for sarcasm, good sir. I was simply expressing my concern for GOGs success.
I mean, of course, customers want more for less, that is why I did not say it is bad for "everyone". I literally have no idea what is good and bad for everyone, actually, and I will not judge. But this is definitely bad for GOG, that is all I wanted to say. Guess my phrase had some second meaning against my own will.
I don't think he was being sarcastic.

I think he was upset, ANGRY at the devs. As are some of us.
Post edited April 19, 2012 by Foxhack
Botanicula did pretty ok during pre-order on gog, although you can't compare it to LoG success.

But I'm going to buy HIBBD too, as I want the soundtrack and bonus games/Samorost 2.
ZPavelZ:
I think GOG (and also the other online-stores like Gamersgate etc.) are genuinely miffed over this. Especially when they haven't known about this from the developer.
And to top it the buyers of the Humble Bundle get the complete soundtrack (23 tracks).
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Foxhack: I don't think he was being sarcastic.

I think he was upset, ANGRY at the devs. As are some of us.
Yes I can see how GOG team is mad now. And I fully understand their rage given the fact they are just starting to test the water with indie game releases.
But also writing in a foreign language one (like me) should take care, so I wanted to specify that I in no way wanted to pinch GOG in this hard situation. Also, I thought the whole GOG team was aware of it by now. Guess I was wrong.
This is not a super-classy way to treat your business partners.

I don't need any more games now, but I expect I'll pick it up (from GOG) at some point down the road.
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Elbart: ZPavelZ:
I think GOG (and also the other online-stores like Gamersgate etc.) are genuinely miffed over this. Especially when they haven't known about this from the developer.
And to top it the buyers of the Humble Bundle get the complete soundtrack (23 tracks).
Surprised or not, this looks genuinely lame... I mean, "humble" my ass, this is an Obnoxious Dumping Bundle...
That is unless they want gamers to expect, over time, games for $1 or less as a rule.
Post edited April 19, 2012 by Stumpy