“Botanicula’s the latest game from Amanita Design, the Czech studio that previously gave us Machinarium, amongst other treats. Machinarium was a lovely, lonely adventure starring the world’s most huggable robots (second-most huggable if you’ve seen Silent Running, obv.), and while Botanicula’s not a sequel by any means, it feels like a sort of companion piece. Here, the previous game’s rusting scrap metal landscape is replaced with its exact opposite – a muddle of moss and twigs and creaking bioluminescent branches – while the cast of malfunctioning droids has been swapped out in favour of a gloopy selection of grubs, beetles, snails and spiders.”