A timeless adventure game with new music and ‘enhanced’ graphics and sounds
Whatever happened to Samorost, the darling point-and-click space gnome adventure we played in our browsers in the early 2000s? Don’t worry, it hasn’t been lost to the ravages of time. It’s here — right here, actually. You can play a remastered version on Steam, itch.io, iOS, and Android. Best of all, it’s free.
You might not be able to put your finger on what’s different if it’s been years since you’ve played Samorost, but as the video seems to suggest, there are touch-ups. According to Amanita Design, this new version for 2021 has “remastered sounds, enhanced graphics, and new music by Floex.”
I had a lot of love for Samorost back then and I still do today. It put this team on the map for me.
As for what’s next for Amanita Design, more adventuring. The studio’s next project, Happy Game, is freakier than you’d expect — by like a few orders of magnitude. It’s expected to hit Steam in 2021.
Also, I won’t lie: that long branch extending out into another tree’s “mouth” still cracks me up.