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  • neilka 19 Apr 2012 21:46:25 21,205 posts
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    I finally did it, but I'm sure it's not supposed to take an hour! I did it by haphazardly pushing the big amoeba thing around until it knocked the berry through the holes...?
  • neilka 19 Apr 2012 21:59:05 21,205 posts
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    How did you do it so quickly though? I get the feeling I missed something!
  • neilka 20 Apr 2012 01:32:33 21,205 posts
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    Apparently there's a bug on the golden key screen if your window size is 100%, as mine was:,3731.0.html

    Being able to control the ball directly would have made it rather easier... I think playing Dark Souls and Demon's Souls immediately before this raised my persistance levels to the point that I did it through sheer stubborness anyway :)

    Edited by neilka at 01:59:33 20-04-2012
  • Deleted user 20 April 2012 13:09:24
    Statement from GOG:

    If you preordered Botanicula on or have been paying attention to this quirky adventure game, you very probably heard all of the noise around the Humble Botanicula Debut and how some users were left rather unhappy about paying $8.99 for a preorder of the game while people who bought it on day one could pay whatever they wanted for it and they got more goodies than the preorder provided.

    This left an unsurprisingly sour taste in some gamers’ mouths, and we were just as surprised by the launch of the Humble Botanicula Debut as anyone else was. As soon as we saw the bundle, we reached out to the guys at Amanita about providing our users with something in return for their preorders; we got them to agree to give us a number of goodies from the bundle, and we’re giving you and every other user who bought the game before 12:00 GMT on the 20th of April will receive a few things. Everyone who bought Botanicula before we published this news will automatically be getting Machinarium to your shelf on Monday, and we’ll be emailing all of those purchasers with links where they can download the full soundtrack and a special artbook of Botanicula designs and character sketches.

    Finally, we wanted to give you guys something that you couldn’t get in the Humble Bundle to make sure that you didn’t feel like you got a raw deal. To that end, courtesy of our fine friends at CDP RED, we’re happy to let you know that we’re also giving you and everyone else who already bought Botanicula a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut! This game will also be on your shelf on Monday, so look for it then.

    At, we’ll never knowingly disappoint you, and while this preorder mishap may have made you a little unhappy, we hope that you enjoy Botanicula--it’s a fantastic game and many of us here at the office are fans--and, if you’d like to say “thanks!” to our pals at CDP RED, check out The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, available right now at your favorite DRM-free game store,
  • HisDudness 20 Apr 2012 13:16:15 1,624 posts
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    How does this game control? Is it point and click adventure puzzler like Machinarium, or is it better with a gamepad like a platform puzzler?
  • MetalDog 20 Apr 2012 13:18:43 24,080 posts
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    I feel a bit sorry for GOG in this instance. I pre ordered Botanicle a while before it was released, so free games ahoy for me, but I wasn't irritated with GOG for the move, I just thought the developers were being arseholes. I might buy Witcher 2 just to even the karmic scales out a bit, even if I do think Geralt is a bit of a wanker.
  • neilka 20 Apr 2012 13:20:33 21,205 posts
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    There's an apology from Amanita too:
  • RobAnybody 20 Apr 2012 19:20:06 1,540 posts
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    Great game, really enjoying it so far. If you want a game that'll make you laugh and leave a daft grin on your face, then this is it. :)
  • Deleted user 20 April 2012 21:22:34
    hiddenranbir wrote:

    Also the soundtrack for this is pure sex.
    The Machinarium soundtrack was absolutely superb, a genuine fave album of mine
  • Blerk Moderator 21 Apr 2012 14:19:57 48,227 posts
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    This game is just lovely. Marvelous work!
  • RobAnybody 21 Apr 2012 20:54:19 1,540 posts
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    The more that I play this, the more I love it (not that I didn't love it from the beginning) - I mean, it's just so bloody lovely and so much fun.

    Incredible. I haven't finished yet but it's already a 10/10 :)
  • caligari 20 Jan 2013 22:36:29 17,924 posts
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    I've come back to this after a bit of a break (no idea why - blame Steam and their sales).

    I'd say that this is one of the best things that I've played for a very long time. So much fun and creativity in each and every screen - no filler!

    As others have said, it also has one of the best soundtracks that I've ever heard. Sigur Ros crossed with Eraserhead.
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