At last the long-awaited Machinarium has arrived, a new point and click adventure from the independent game studio, Amanita Design, based in Prague. It awakens the classic adventure gaming feeling from the early 80's, when inspiring games like The Hobbit, Hitchhikers guide, Bureaucracy and Myst were popular.
Those games were a labor of love and had the intensity, the well-designed game plot and thorough background based on plenty of research. Amanita Design have that same approach in making the robot fantasy Machinarium but also in earlier outlandish and charming work with Samorost, Samorost2 and Questionaut (a children's quiz for BBC). Amanita Design has undeniably walked their own path among the myriads of games out there.