Independent games publishers Mamba Games continue to add to their catalogue for next year by signing Machinarium, the intriguingly beautiful game designed by Amanita Design.
The game will be released on PC format across the UK and Europe in March 2010.
Machinarium has already had outstanding reviews in the gaming press Euro Gamer rated it 8 / 10 -“Every screen is a new delight, twisted cityscapes and quasi-industrial interiors contrasting beautifully with geriatric robots and the bumbling malcontents whose bullying mischief provide the necessary antagonism to sedately shuffle the story along” Euro gamer August 2009.
Other gaming press titles have also favored the game:
Games TM 90%
Game Critics - 90%
PC Format - 88%
IGN - 81%
Adventure Gamers 90%
The PC game also has over 20 gaming and design awards to its name, including the Excellence award for Visual Art won at the Independent games festival this year. As mentioned reviews pre release has been phenomenal and the games website www.machinarium.net has also been favoured with awards– winning a cutting edge design award for 2009.
Machinarium is a point-and-click adventure in which gamers take on the role of a robot who has been exiled to the scrap heap. Players must use logic, collect important items, and solve environmental puzzles to get the robot back into the grand city of Machinarium so he can rescue his girlfriend, save the head of the city, and defeat the bad robots from the Black Cap Brotherhood. Dialog is expressed via gestures and cartoon thought bubbles the hand-drawn visuals of Machinarium are what earned the game the "Excellence in Visual Art" award.
Jason Codd of Mamba Games loves the title, the characters and the story. He also has high hopes for the game based on the initial reviews it has had.
“The game is outstandingly beautiful and will appeal to varied audience both young and old. I’m really pleased to have this title in our catalogue as it adds another dimension and area for Mamba to expand into”.
The game will be made available across Europe and the UK and of course gaming fans can pre order the game online at: www.mamba-games.co.uk release date: 5th March 2010.
The game will be available to download but the retail version of the game will include added extras:
Additional CD with the games music and 5 additional bonus sound tracks
A booklet with lots of never seen before concept art
A printed walkthrough
Review copies for the game will be available in the coming months so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain codes for review, please also contact Jennie for any competitions, screen shots and trailers.
For all UK sales enquiries please contact email@example.com
For all European sales enquires contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mamba Games is a new video games publisher based in the United Kingdom, London. Headed up by industry veterans spanning 40 years Mamba Games is looking to make a name for itself with releasing quality, value for money projects. In July 2009 Mamba Games announced a new adventure dedicated brand named "Odyssia" which will launch the first titles "Outcry" and "The Void" in October 2009 within Europe and Australasia. The business plan is to release up to 16 adventure products on PC, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii by the end of 2010 and also working with other software publishers for distribution and publishing within Europe.
Mamba Games currently distributes in over 30 territories worldwide with over 40 the target by 2010. These range from the USA to Australia and Japan, working with professional sales and marketing companies giving the products exposure to the retail market. Mamba Games encourages developers of all sizes to contact them if they have a quality product which they would like to bring to retail and digital market.
About Amanita Design
Amanita Design is small independent games developing studio established in 2003 in Czech Republic. Among the most popular projects are games Samorost1, Samorost2, Questionaut and Machinarium. www.amanita-design.net