AMANITA DESIGN’S SAMOROST 3 COMING TO WINDOWS PC AND MAC ON MARCH 24
Machinarium and Botanicula Studio Returns to Its Roots for a New Point-and-Click Exploration Adventure Game
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Feb. 26, 2016 – Amanita Design, the independent minds behind award-winning games like Machinarium and Botanicula, have announced that their latest title, Samorost 3, is expected to launch on Windows PC and Mac systems on March 24. Samorost 3 is a point-and-click exploration adventure game that loosely continues the stories established in Samorost (2003) and Samorost 2 (2005), both cult hits of early indie gaming.
“Samorost 3 is by far our biggest, most ambitious project to date,” said Samorost creator and Amanita Design founder Jakub Dvorský. “Our goal was to create something playful yet dense, blending the challenging logic puzzles of Machinarium with the more relaxed gameplay and tone of Botanicula. We think it offers something that both longtime fans of the series and newcomers will be able to enjoy.”
As Samorost 3 begins, a little space gnome finds a strange magical flute that falls from the sky. He uses the instrument’s powers to travel to the cosmos in search of its origins, scouring the alien landscapes of five planets and four moons to solve clever mysteries along the way. Each of Samorost 3’s organically inspired biomes presents a uniquely colorful world full of hidden surprises and achievements for keen players to discover.
Samorost 3’s surreal art style and character designs sell a universe that is at once astonishingly otherworldly and oddly familiar, brought to life with highly detailed graphics and animations. Beyond instilling an intensely atmospheric energy, the game’s abstract yet expressive sound design, accompanied by an original soundtrack from Tomáš “Floex” Dvorák, often plays a crucial role in delivering subtle environmental clues for players to piece together.
Samorost 3 is expected to arrive on PC and Mac on March 24 for $19.99 through Steam, GOG.com, Humble Store, the Mac App Store, and its official website: www.samorost3.net. Samorost 3 Cosmic Edition – containing the full game, a digital art book and its original soundtrack – will be available for $24.99. The core game is expected to come to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets later this year.
About Amanita Design
Amanita Design is a small, independent game development studio based in the Czech Republic. It was established in 2003 when Jakub Dvorský completed his thesis project at the Academy of Arts in Prague by creating a free online flash game called Samorost. In 2005, animator Václav Blín joined the studio and Samorost 2 was created. Since then, our team has expanded further to include several excellent collaborators – musicians Floex and Dva, programmers David Oliva, Peter Stehlík and Jan Werner, painter Adolf Lachman, sound effects expert Tomáš Dvorák and animator Jaromír Plachý. Besides making computer games, the studio has also created music videos, websites, animated works, and illustrations, and has done production design, as well.