Sep 22, 2016 7:00 PM
INTERACTIVE GAMING SESSION OF SAMOROST 3
Tomáš Dvořák (AKA Floex) unpacks the process of creating the music and sound design behind the exploration adventure & puzzle game - Samorost 3 by Amanita Design that took more than 5 years to complete.
Tomáš Dvořák aka Floex
will be presenting an interactive session of the new artistic game, “Samorost
3” by the cult studio Amanita Design. Floex was the composer of the soundtrack
to Samorost 3 which took more than 5 years to
Amanita Design, the independent developer of award-winning puzzle games like Machinarium and Botanicula, has launched Samorost 3 on Windows PC and Mac platforms. This point-and-click exploration adventure is a loose follow-up to the original indie hits Samorost (2003) and Samorost 2 (2005). It follows a curious space gnome who uses the magical powers of a mysterious flute to travel through the cosmos in search of its origins.
Samorost 3 is Amanita’s most ambitious experience yet, combining the intricate logic puzzles of Machinarium with Botanicula’s more relaxed gameplay and tone. Players will journey across nine uniquely alien worlds, each a distinctive ecosystem teeming with colorful creatures, characters, challenges, achievements and surprises to discover.
Brought alive by detailed artwork and expressive animations, Samorost 3’s surreal landscapes and lifeforms draw a balance between stylishly bizarre and believable. The game’s eclectic audio and soundtrack –composed by inventive musician Floex – are both abstract and atmospheric, frequently playing key roles alongside environmental clues in the game’s puzzles and mini-games.
Amanita Design is a small, independent game development studio based in the Czech Republic. It was established in 2003 when Jakub Dvorský completed his thesis project at the Academy of Arts in Prague by creating a free online flash game called Samorost. In 2005, animator Václav Blín joined the studio and Samorost 2 was created. Since then, our team has expanded further to include several excellent collaborators - musicians Floex and Dva, programmers David Oliva, Peter Stehlík and Jan Werner, painter Adolf Lachman, sound effects expert Tomáš Dvorák and animator Jaromír Plachý. Besides making computer games, the studio has also created music videos, websites, animated works, and illustrations, and has done production design, as well.
For more information, visit www.amanita-design.net, and follow the studio on Facebook and Twitter.
Reviewers of the game had the following things to say:
Weird, wonderful, and a worthy next step in the evolution of Amanita Design.
Samorost 3 is the kind of game that I’d recommend to parents looking for something to play with their young children, or to anyone with a whimsical disposition. It is as transporting as a richly-dyed scarf wafting through the air.
Czech adventure video game SAMOROST3 by Amanita Design has been nominated by the Independent Games Festival 2014 for the annual best game awards in the categories ‘Excellence in Visual Art’ and ‘Excellence in Audio’.
Floex Awards has won the following awards for his music:
- Pocustone (Angel Award, European Awards Qwards nomination)
- Zorya (2 Angel Awards for alternative music and electronic music category, Apollo Awards nomination, Vinyla nomination)
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