Amanita Design

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Amanita Design
Private
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2003
FounderJakub Dvorský
HeadquartersBrno, Czech Republic
ProductsSamorost series
Machinarium
Botanicula
Chuchel
Number of employees
20 (2016)[1]
Websiteamanita-design.net

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.

History[edit]

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 had been working on their next game Chuchel, which has now been released.

Games[edit]

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 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
Phonopolis 2018 Windows Adventure game acquired from Hammerware[7][8][9]
Creaks 2019 Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Horror platform game[10]

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 (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)

Awards[edit]

Chuchel
Samorost 3
Botanicula
Machinarium
Samorost 2
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. ^ "Video Game Developers in the Czech Republic". TechLoop. 28 July 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". webbyawards.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-15.(dead link)
  4. ^ McElroy, Griffin. "Machinarium developer reveals three upcoming projects". Joystiq.
  5. ^ "Plachý trpaslík, flashovka od Amanita Design - Hrej.cz". Hrej.cz. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  6. ^ Dobrovský, Pavel. "Chuchel - představení nové hry od autora Botaniculy - Games.cz". Games.cz. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Průvan". Česká televize (in Czech). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Podívejte se do zákulisí vývoje českých her. Na Steamu vyšel dokument New Game". Games.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Amanita Design выпустит «картонный» квест Phonopolis". Igromania. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Amanita Design's next game is a sidescrolling platformer called Creaks". pcgamer. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  11. ^ Gamasutra's Best Of 2009: Top 10 Indie Games, 18 December 2009
  12. ^ GDC 2007: INDEPENDENT GAMES FESTIVAL AWARDS, ign.com, 8 March 2007

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