Amanita Design

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Amanita Design
IndustryVideo game industry
FounderJakub Dvorský
ProductsSamorost series
Number of employees
20 (2016)[1]

Amanita Design is a Czech independent video game developing company founded in 2003 by Jakub Dvorský and headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic.[2] The company has created award-winning games including Machinarium, the Samorost series and Botanicula, as well as educational and advertising minigames and animations, all using Adobe Flash. Clients include BBC, Nike and The Polyphonic Spree.


Samorost 2 has won the Webby Award.[3] 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. On 24 March 2016 they released Samorost 3 (the follow-up to Samorost 2).[4] The studio's latest project was Chuchel, which was released on 7 March 2018.


All games by Amanita Design by system
Title Year Platform(s) Description
Samorost 2003 Browser Point and click adventure game
Rocketman 2004 Browser Short game for Nike
The Quest for the Rest 2004 Browser Short game for band Polyphonic spree
Samorost 2 2005 Windows, OS X, Linux Second game in the Samorost series
Questionaut 2008 Browser Point and click game for BBC
Shy Dwarf 2009 Browser Action game by Jaromír Plachý.[5]
Machinarium 2009 Windows, iOS, Linux, PS3 (PSN), PS Vita (PSN), iPad 2, Android, BlackBerry PlayBook, Nintendo Switch First full-length game
Osada 2011 Browser, Windows, OS X, Linux, Interactive music video
Botanicula 2012 Windows, MacOS, iOS, Linux, Android Second full-length game
Samorost 3 2016 Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android Third game in the Samorost series and third full-length game
Chuchel 2018 Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android[6] Comedy adventure game by Jaromír Plachý
Pilgrims 2019 iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux Adventure game.[7]
Creaks 2020 Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Horror platform game[8]
Phonopolis 2020 Windows Adventure game acquired from Hammerware[9][10][11]

Side projects[edit]

  • Vespering - music video for DVA by Jaromír Plachý (2016)
  • Mulatu - music video for DVA by Jaromír Plachý (2013)
  • Zorya - music album by Floex (2011)
  • Kooky - puppet feature film and book by Jakub Dvorský (2010)
  • Nunovó Tango - music video for DVA by Jaromír Plachý (2009)
  • Plantage - music video for Under Byen by Jakub Dvorský (2004)
  • Na tu svatbu - music video for Kamil Jasmín by Václav Blín (2002)
  • Nusle - short film (2001)
  • Psyride - psytrance music video (2001)
  • Blanka Šperková - flash website by Jakub Dvorský
  • Podvědomím - flash website by Jakub Dvorský
  • Pantry - web toy by Jakub Dvorský

Team members and collaborators[edit]

Jakub Dvorský, studio founder.
  • Jakub Dvorský (game designer, graphic artist, Amanita Design founder and CEO)
  • Jaromír Plachý (game designer, animator, graphic artist)
  • Václav Blín (animator, graphic artist)
  • Adolf Lachman [cs] (graphic artist, painter, sculptor)
  • Tomáš Dvořák (Floex) (musician)
  • Tomáš Dvořák (Pif) (sound effects designer, production assistant, CFO)
  • DVA (musicians) - Bára Ungerová and Jan Kratochvíl
  • David Oliva (programmer)
  • Jan Werner (programmer)
  • Peter Stehlík (programmer)


Samorost 3
Samorost 2
  • Top Talent Award - nominee (2003)
  • Webby Award - nominee (2004)
  • British Academy Award (BAFTA) - nominee (2009)
  • Mochis Award - Best Game Art (2009)


  1. ^ "Video Game Developers in the Czech Republic". TechLoop. 28 July 2016. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jakub Dvorsky, Founder Of Amanita Design And Creator Of Machinarium | Alternative Magazine Online
  3. ^ "Webby Nominees". Archived from the original on 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-15.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)(dead link)
  4. ^ McElroy, Griffin. "Machinarium developer reveals three upcoming projects". Joystiq. Archived from the original on 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  5. ^ "Plachý trpaslík, flashovka od Amanita Design -". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  6. ^ Dobrovský, Pavel. "Chuchel - představení nové hry od autora Botaniculy -". Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Amanita Design Just Released 'Pilgrims' Which Is a Brand New Adventure Game Available Now in Apple Arcade". Touch Arcade. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Amanita Design's next game is a sidescrolling platformer called Creaks". pcgamer. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Průvan". Česká televize (in Czech). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Podívejte se do zákulisí vývoje českých her. Na Steamu vyšel dokument New Game". (in Czech). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Amanita Design выпустит "картонный" квест Phonopolis". Igromania. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  12. ^ Gamasutra's Best Of 2009: Top 10 Indie Games, 18 December 2009

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