OMG OMG OMG OMG!! It’s finally here. The wonderful Botanicula from Amanita Design is out!! I adore Machinarium and can’t wait to get my hands on this. Go get the Humble Bundle; you’ll thank me for it.[youtube http://youtu.be/UxeaS4Pq4EY]
You know how much I love this studio; I did a post on them a few weeks ago.
I had resigned myself to a life without new Amanita games for the next few years — they’re such a small studio that they usually take some time to release. Anyway, I hope you’re as excited as I am when you see the following video:
At first glance, it seemed to me like they were jumping on the “blurry lens flare microscope” visual bandwagon (Osmos, too many other indie games to list), but I trust them to do it right. It doesn’t have the raw charm of Machinarium, but their sense of humour has survived intact.
Release is planned for early 2012. Woo!