Amanita Design

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Amanita Design
Type Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2003
Founder(s) Jakub Dvorsky
Headquarters Brno, Czech Republic
Key people Jakub Dvorský
Products Machinarium, Botanicula, Samorost, Samorost 2
Employees 14[1]
Website amanita-design.net

Amanita Design is an independent Czech video game developing company that was founded in 2003 by Jakub Dvorský.[2] The company has made one Webby Award-winning game (Samorost 2),[3] as well as educational and advertising minigames and animations, all using Adobe Flash. Clients include BBC, Nike and The Polyphonic Spree. In 2009, Amanita Design released the award-winning game Machinarium. Botanicula was released in April 2012 as both a standalone purchase as well as the subject of the Humble Botanicula Debut. They are now working on Samorost 3 (the follow-up to Samorost) and Osada (an interactive music video).[4]

Games[edit]

There are nine games released by Amanita Design and one game being in development.

Released titles[edit]

All games by Amanita Design by system
Title Year Platform(s) Collector's Edition Description
Samorost 2003 Browser Red XN First point and click game
Rocketman 2004 Browser Red XN Short game for Nike
The Quest For The Rest 2004 Browser Red XN Short game for band Polyphonic spree
Samorost 2 2005 Windows, OS X, Linux Green tickYRU Second game in the Samorost series
Questionaut 2008 Browser Red XN Point and click game for BBC
Shy Dwarf[5] 2009 Browser Red XN Arcade game by Jaromír Plachý.
Machinarium 2009 Windows, OS X, Linux, PS3 (PSN), PS Vita (PSN), iPad 2, Android, BlackBerry PlayBook Green tickYUK First full-length game
Osada 2011 Browser, Windows, OS X, Linux Red XN Interactive music video
Botanicula 2012 Windows, OS X, Linux, iPad (planned) Green tickYDE Second full-length game
Samorost 3[4] TBA TBA ? Third game in the Samorost series and third full-length game

Side projects[edit]

  • Kooky (puppet feature film and book)
  • Plantage (music video for Under Byen)
  • Na tu svatbu (music video for Kamil Jasmín)
  • Shy dwarf (short game by Jaromír Plachý)
  • Nusle (short film)
  • Psyride (psytrance music video)
  • Blanka Šperková (flash website)
  • Podvědomím (flash website)
  • Pantry (web toy)

Team members and collaborators[edit]

Jakub Dvorsky, studio founder.
  • Jakub Dvorský
  • Václav Blín (main animator)
  • David Oliva (programmer)
  • Tomáš Dvořák (Floex) (musician)
  • Tomáš Dvořák (Pif) (soundman)
  • Adolf Lachman (painter)
  • Jaromír Plachý (additional animator)
  • Jan Werner (programmer)

Awards[edit]

Botanicula
Machinarium
Samorost 2
  • Flashforward Film Festival - winner in Original Sound category (2006)
  • Seoul net festival - Best Web-Work Award (2006)
  • Webby Award - winner in games category (2007)
  • Annual Independent Games Festival - Best Web Browser Game (2007)
Samorost
  • Top Talent Award - nominee (2003)
  • Webby Award - nominee (2004)
Questionaut
  • British Academy Award (BAFTA) - nominee (2009)
  • Mochis Award - Best Game Art (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-COneoWKPeA#t=968
  2. ^ INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jakub Dvorsky, Founder Of Amanita Design And Creator Of Machinarium | Alternative Magazine Online
  3. ^ "Webby Nominees". webbyawards.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  4. ^ a b McElroy, Griffin. "Machinarium developer reveals three upcoming projects". Joystiq. 
  5. ^ http://www.hrej.cz/novinky/2009/10/29/plachy-trpaslik-flashovka-od-amanita-design-19675/ czech

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