Amanita Design

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Amanita Design
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2003
Founder Jakub Dvorský
Headquarters Brno, Czech Republic
Key people
Jakub Dvorský
Products Machinarium, Botanicula, Samorost, Samorost 2, Samorost 3
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]


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) Description
Samorost 2003 Browser First point and click 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 Arcade game by Jaromír Plachý.[5]
Machinarium 2009 Windows, OS X, Linux, PS3 (PSN), PS Vita (PSN), iPad 2, Android, BlackBerry PlayBook First full-length game
Osada 2011 Browser, Windows, OS X, Linux Interactive music video
Botanicula 2012 Windows, OS X, Linux, iPad, Android Second full-length game
Samorost 3[4] 2016 Windows, OS X, Android Third game in the Samorost series and third full-length game
Chuchel[6] 2018 Windows, IOS, Android[7] Puzzle[8]

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 Dvorský, 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)


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


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