For Immediate Release
Hamburg/Germany: June 23, 2009. We are the robots: Daedalic Entertainment will publish Machinarium from Czech developer Amanita Design in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The point & click adventure game sees player explore a strange, metallic city populated by robots.
„Machinarium is an exceptional game and a perfect fit for our line-up. We are very happy to be able to bring it to retailers in the German-speaking territories. Machinarium has everything you want from a great adventure games: fun puzzles, outstanding animation, quirky humour and a unique, lovingly crafted, game world,” said Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of Daedalic Entertainment.
The game's protagonist is a little robot who has been unjustly expelled to the scrap yard behind the city. Players must guide the little robot back into town to rescue his robot-girlfriend and stop the bad guys from the 'Black Cap Brotherhood' before they can bomb the central tower that houses the city's ruler.
Czech developers Amanita Design received worldwide acclaim for their Flash masterpieces Samorost 1 and 2 and have already been awarded the 2009 Independent Games Festival Award for Excellence in Visual Art for Machinarium. The one-of-a-kind adventure game features hand-drawn backgrounds filled with odd details and inventive puzzles. Thousands of animations bring life to every action of the charming characters and the atmospheric music draws the player in with unusual, mechanical sounds.
About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany offers international partners services in the fields of development, publishing and consulting. With its talented internal team and an expansive network of experienced service providers, Daedalic is the ideal partner for games marketing, development and publishing.
Daedalic has successfuly marketed products like Ankh – Battle of the Gods, Benoît Sokal’s Sinking Island and eXperience112 and has won accolades, incl. two 2008 German Game Developers Awards for Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, its first internally developed title. Currently, the German company is developing the titles A New Beginning and The Whispered World, as well as additional new and innovative games.
About Amanita Design
Amanita Design is Czech independent game development studio founded in 2003. The studio has created several Flash games (Samorost, Samorost 2, The Quest For The Rest, Rocketman VC, Questionaut), music videos (Plantage, Na tu svatbu), websites, animations and illustrations, attended many exhibitions and festivals and won several awards. The team is currently working on the adventure game Machinarium.