We can’t help it but to mention more acts by Amanita Design. If you fall in love with Samorost, I’m sure once you finish playing it you will crave for playing something similar. Here are two more gems for you:
The game follows a story of a cute tiny robot thrown to a rubbish heap. There is a long journey full of hardships, tasks, brain-twisters, quizzes and riddles ahead of it. If you need a hint, you would need to win minigames. You need to utilise your logic, collect various objects and most importantly you must save your robot-girlfriend.
Communication is via animations or animated bubbles. Older kids can play on their own, younger ones will be happy just to watch you playing and give you advice. Cute graphics is completely hand-made and music won’t surely disappoint you. You can purchase the game for $15. It runs on MS Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch.
A thing to note: Background of the individual screens was first drawn on a piece of paper then scanned to a computer. The animation is classic hand-made cutout animation.
There are five creatures in a diverse fairy tale world – Mr. Lantern, Mr. Twig, Mr. Poppy Head, Mr. Feather and Mrs. Mushroom. In a suspenseful story about saving the last seed of their home tree from enemies, they have to solve many tricky tasks. The game works on similar principles as Samorost or Machinarium. The player who controls the main character (five creatures in this case) needs to solve puzzles, tasks, collect objects and explore everything. The game won several prestigious awards. Music was tailor-made by DVA band. We recommend to play it together with your kids and to observe the way they think, what they improve and you can show them what to do in the beginning. You can download Botanicula for $10.