Samorost 2

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Samorost 2
Developer(s) Jakub Dvorský
Publisher(s) Amanita Design
Designer(s) Jakub Dvorský, Václav Blín
Composer(s) Tomáš Dvořák
Engine Adobe Flash
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Adventure game, Art game

Samorost 2 is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design. Released for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux on 8 December 2005, the game is the second video game title in the Samorost series and the sequel to Samorost.

Development[edit]

Jakub Dvorský, creator of Samorost.

Together with his freelance Flash and web design agency, Amanita Design, Dvorský produced a sequel, Samorost 2. In Samorost 2, the gnome goes on a longer quest to save his kidnapped dog and return safely home. The first chapter of this game (comprising the first 4 levels) can be played online for free. The second chapter (with 3 levels) is only playable in the full version, which cost $6.90 until the price was later lowered to $5.00.[1]

Awards[edit]

Samorost 2 has won several awards. These include a 2007 Webby in the games category; Independent Games Festival award 2007 for Best Web Browser Game; Best Web-Work Award at the Seoul Net Festival in 2006. The soundtrack won the Original Sound category at the Flashforward Film Festival 2006.[1] The game was also nominated in 3 categories (Best Game, Best New Character and Best Visual Effects) in the GameShadow Innovation in Games Awards.

Editions[edit]

The Samorost 2 was released in several physical and digital formats.

  • Physical:
  1. International release - includes cd with Win and Mac versions of the game and the soundtrack (CD-DA and mp3 files). Packaged in digipak. Was released on 5 June 2006.[2]
  2. Collector's Edition (Russian) - includes cd with Russian version of the game, cd with soundtrack and artbook with some sketches, informations, etc. Packaged in DVD-box. Was released on 21 November 2008.[3]
  • Digital:
  1. Amanita Design Store - includes Win, Mac and Linux versions of the game and soundtrack in mp3 format. Was released on 8 December 2005.[4]
  2. Steam - includes Win version. Was released on 11 December 2009.[5]
  3. Mac App Store - includes Mac version. Was released on 28 April 2011.[6]

Samorost 2 has been featured in Humble Indie Bundle which took place from 4 May 2010 - 11 May 2010 which was subsequently extended to the 15th and raised $1,273,613. Of this, contributors chose to allocate 30.90% to charity: $392,953 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play Charity.[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Critical reviews were generally positive. The game was praised for its visuals and simple gameplay.[8]

Samorost 3[edit]

Main article: Samorost 3

As of March 2011, Samorost 3 is in development for various platforms. There is no release date yet.[9] In the December 2011 issue of the UK games magazine Edge, Amanita Design revealed that Samorost 3 is a huge game which they are looking to release on many platforms including consoles.

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