Samorost 1 is a short cosmic adventure game for Windows where a tiny gnome is a central character. It’s a platformer, but instead of playing with a keyboard or controller, you point and click with a mouse. The game is downloadable for free or you can contribute a donation to the developers.
The game was originally released by Amanita Design in 2003, but it’s recently received a makeover. The graphics have been improved and the music has been remastered with a new soundtrack. If you’re a fan of point-and-click adventures, check out How We Know We're Alive and Pirate Fox Detective: The Case of The Conspicuous Klawz Crew.
How much does Samorost 1 cost?
It’s entirely up to you. Clicking the download button will open a window giving you the option to support the developer with a voluntary payment. You can choose the suggested amount or one of the other amounts shown below it. Alternatively, you can skip the payment and go straight to download the game for free.
How do I get Samorost 1?
You may find it on other sites around the web, but if you download it with a secure link, you can be confident that it’s safe. Other sources could bundle it with PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) or security threats, so it’s best to download the game from a reputable site.
After clicking ‘Download latest version,’ the process will start automatically. When it’s finished, unzip the downloaded file to whatever location you want. Then, open the application file to start the game.
How do I remove Samorost 1?
Click in your desktop search window, or press your device’s start button if the window’s not visible, and start typing the name of the game. In the search results on the right, click on ‘Open file location.’ Windows File Explorer will open.
Locate the game folder and delete it. To permanently remove it, empty the Recycle Bin.
Samorost 1 is well put together in terms of the gameplay and aesthetics. There are no instructions or hints, so you’ll have to use trial and error. When you mouse over a click-point, the cursor will change from a cross to a hand. Even so, you’ll still have to work out the correct order to click things in to trigger events.
The background graphics are almost photographic, while our gnome hero and the other creatures appear almost surreal. The contrast between the two styles means the artwork catches the eye without distracting you from the game.
Overall, Samorost 1 is a pretty unique adventure game that’s a real pleasure to play.