Anticipation Grows For Amanita’s Botanicula

Jakub Dvorský and his Czech-based game studio Amanita Design are readying their next point-n-click release, titled Botanicula, which focuses on five tree creatures who are “on a quest to save their home’s last seed from a pack of evil parasites.” As in earlier Amanita games, like Samarost, the natural environment plays a big role in the design of the game, and here in this teaser you can see that mushrooms are characters. I was actually mushroom hunting in the Czech Republic this summer, and can verify that this is an awesome national pastime. Animation in the game was handled by Jaromir Plachy.

For more on Amanita, read our 2005 interview with Jakub.

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