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Botanicula is a 2D point-and-click adventure game about a group of five small tree creatures who set out to recover the last seed of their home tree that has been overrun by spider-like parasites. Just like previous games Amanita Design has been associated with, the player needs to guide the characters around and interact with objects and animals in the environment to solve puzzle and to progress.

Puzzles are always environment based and rely on different types of mouse movement (clicking, dragging, arranging items) to discover the effect. Many of the tasks are based around visual clues and sound effects. The mouse cursor changes when an item can be interacted with. There are also actions that are not mandatory to progress, but merely show a short animation. Most of the friends' journey takes place on the tree and other organic environments. They can move to different areas and there is often a map to keep track of the possible directions. Many creatures can be interacted with and these speak an unknown language. Clues are however provided through visual elements and speech balloons that show an object. When a certain number of items needs to be collected (five keys for instance), this can be tracked through an element near the top of the screen. For a limited amount of puzzles an object needs to be found and it is then stored in the inventory until it can be used.

Next to the main quests the friends meet different types of animals and these encounters are stored as creature cards that can be viewed in a separate menu. Certain characters also reveal more of the story through a short animated sequence. For certain puzzles it is possible to pick a specific character to use its particular strengths.


Botanicula Windows Your encounters with other animals are stored as creature cards.
Botanicula Windows Another major part of the game where you need to look for fourteen chickens.
Botanicula Windows Ice cave
Botanicula Windows Introduction sequence where the tree and its inhabitants are shown.

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Critic Reviews Apr 23, 2012 9 out of 10 90
AusGamers May 11, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Apr 19, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Spazio Games May 06, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameswelt Apr 30, 2012 83 out of 100 83 Apr 25, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Apr 30, 2012 8.25 out of 10 82 Apr 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Apr 27, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Gamona May 08, 2012 75 out of 100 75


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Sciere (505796) added Botanicula (Windows) on Apr 20, 2012
Other platforms contributed by oo (176), Kabushi (204278) and Iggi (13660)