New week, new music. To celebrate Amanita Design again, here’s a playfully named music, mrs mushroom likes LCD soundsystem by DVA. It’s a nature-inspired, if a little trippy, collection of sounds and composition from the beautiful game, Botanicula.
Botanicula narrates a light-hearted adventure of 5 small friends, Mr. Lantern, Mrs. Mushroom, Mr. Poppy Head, Mr. Feather, and Mr. Twig. Mr. Lantern find himself taking on the duty of planting the last seed from the great tree that he and his friend inhabit. The seed, which gives Mr. Lantern a vision, describes how the mysterious black parasites had started infesting the tree. Quickly realizing the significance of this task, he gathers his loyal friends to help him trek down the large and complex home of theirs.
Botanicula is an unorthodox point-and-click adventure that involves directing the direction the group should go. The game has no inventory system, and most of the actions require assistance from the player rather than the in-game characters themselves. As an example, catapulting things off a twig is done through the player’s mouse instead of the character taking that action. Similar to their previous games, Botanicula is narrated entirely without text. Lastly, the game has numerous hidden secrets, which becomes a fun meta-game in-and-of-itself.
Botanicula was released on the PC, Mac, and Linux in 2012.