Pre-order and downloading troubles for Machinarium

Gamers who have been eagerly awaiting the release of point-and-click adventure Machinarium are, in many cases, having to wait a little while longer to play their purchased copy.

Amanita Design's new release, which released via digital download channels and the developer's own website today, has proven so popular that excited players have managed to overload the server.

While those downloading the game through services such as Steam and GamersGate appear to be experiencing no problems, those who purchased directly from Amanita - which, on Wednesday, Resolution Magazine urged players to do, as the independent studio sees a higher profit as a result - have been facing error messages and intolerably slow download times - in some cases, as high as 11 hours for the roughly 350 megabyte game.

The problems arrive shortly after Amanita Design's announcement that some players may have to wait until the end of the weekend to receive their pre-ordered copies of the game.

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