Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday in... Botanicula

Well we are not in Japan today or even Tucson, we are in Botanicula.

I don't play video games. Turning on the computer and having it actually work or trying to get it to work is all the excitement or frustration (thanks comcast) I can handle.

But if I wanted to play a game this would be the one.

When son show this to me the first words out of my mouth besides Oh My Goodness ! was,  is this from the Czech Republic ?
You can just look at certain style and know where it is from. I am a huge fan of European, East European, Scandinavian  styles, so different from the American based design. It is quirky (?) for a better word choice.

This game is from Amanita Design, and tells the story of a motley band of five friends, little tree creatures, who set out on a journey to save the last seed from their  home tree from brooding, spider-like invaders.
The five little creatures are so charming, the art work is beautiful and the whole game is fabulous.
If you go to the You Tube site and look at the the right side there is one square that will say... walkthrough part 1 and you can see the begining of the story... awwwwwwwwww.
The little group sounds like the Rayman Raving Rabbits from the French group Ubisoft.
That game just makes me laugh.

So here is your mid-week pretty.

giggling. . . parsnip
music. . . Botanicula Soundtrack, DVA


  1. Really cute! I like how the setting and characters are inspired by nature. The mushrooms and snail on the walkthrough are adorable. :)

  2. Quirky, indeed! I love Eastern European and Scandinavian design too.

  3. is it just me but i was scared of it! ha

    smiles, bee


  4. When I first read the title of this post, I thought it was going to be about a bug vampire.

    I'm not into video games, either. There's too many other things I want to do on a computer, at least one connected to the Internet. I don't really want to play this one either, but I did enjoy the animation, especially when some characters bounced up to a forlone-looking crescent moon, and you heard that snippit from Neil Armstrong.

  5. It was cute! I play Dr. Mario on my gameboy all the time. Usually while waiting in the doctor's office or in line somewhere, yes, that's me and the other 7 year olds with our gameboys :)

  6. I love it!

    The only video game I was ever any good at was Pac-Man....

  7. Oh boy, I love games like this and I can't wait to go check it out. Thanks Gayle!

  8. So much nicer than those hideous noisy ones where destruction is key.
    But I haven't got into video games. I suspect it would be a slippery slope.

  9. I've tended to stay away from video games as much as possible... tetris, I found, was addicting.