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Samorost 3 details revealed - will have three planets, each with their own distinct soundtracks

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Amanita Design's stunning adventure games have become inseparable from their beautifully jazzy, experimental soundtracks, provided by one of the very best in the business, Tomas Dvorak (AKA Floex). Now, a few details of the long-awaited Samorost 3 have come to light, courtesy of an Igloo Mag interview with the man himself. The full-length sequel will feature three different planets, each with their own "needs" - needs that Dvorak is meeting with a multi-part soundtrack that may be his most ambitious yet.

Botanicula review

Richard Cobbett at

Nature can be cruel, nature can be beautiful, but if nature was more like Botanicula, I guarantee kids would be poking and prodding at trees from dawn until dusk to savour the weirdness.

It’s not so much an adventure game as the result of Monkey Island and Terry Gilliam falling into a vegan’s blender – a gorgeous-looking mix of point-and-clicking surrealism, whipped together out of nature, discovery and adorable humour.

Humble Botanicula Debut now live. Machinarium and Samorost 2 bundled

Owen Hill at

The latest Humble Bundle has just gone live. And it's a real treat for point and click fans. The Humble Botanicula Debut includes Botanicaula, Machinarium and Samorost 2 - three notoriously pretty games from Czech developer, Amanita Design.

Pay over the average price and you'll alo get access to two bonus extras: Windosill, an abstract point and clicker from Vectorpark, and Kooky, a Czech film directed by one of the Amanita Design's founders, Jakub Dvorský. Anyone who pays over $5 will also get redeemable Steam keys for convenience. All the games are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. You can also give a proportion of your cash to the World Land Trust, thus savingt the world a little bit with your purchase.

Botanicula tasks you with guiding a gang of tree creatures as they try to avoid getting battered by some spider-type beasts. As you can see from the trailer, it's gorgeous to look at, and comes with an enticing soundtrack from Czech noisemakers, DVA. Click here to buy the Humble Botanicula Bundle. I've embedded some screens below.

Machinarium dev's latest looks adorable, green-friendly

Nathan Grayson at

The last time I did something that could even vaguely be called "swooning" was during Wall-E. Before that, it had been 12 years. Back when I saw a kitten playing with a butterfly during a rainbow storm. Point is, I don't swoon lightly. It is a strange baby sound of utmost respect.

Machinarium dev Amanita Design's latest, Botanicula, just made me swoon. According to RPS, the developer describes it as being 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.”

You're probably already on the verge of the biggest "D'aaaaaw" of your life. Now watch the trailer. And tell everyone around you to take cover.

Osada, a new game from the creators of Samorost and Machinarium

Tom Senior at

Osada is the first of three new releases from the minds of Samorost and Machinarium developers, Amanita Design. It's perhaps best described as an interactive music video that takes a colourful and unpredictable journey through a world of singing and dancing cowboys and indians. It's deeply, deeply strange, and free to play in your browser right now.

Machinarium devs offer "amnesty" for pirates

Jaz McDougall at

Amanita Design are offering Machinarium for 75% less than usual, in a sale that's aimed specifically (but not exclusively) at those who pirated the game.