Samorost 1 is a mind-boggling adventure game with a surreal, silly and unnerving atmosphere. The sound effects produced by interacting with the world are pretty interesting and create a unique effect. If you’re a fan of indie games, you will definitely enjoy this title. The game is downloadable for free or you can contribute a donation to the developers.
Samorost 1 is hard to compare with anything we’ve experienced. It’s tempting to say that it’s a one-of-a-kind game. That said, if you’re looking for point-and-click adventure games created by indie developers, you can also try How We Know We’re Alive or Pirate Fox Detective: The Case of The Conspicuous Klawz Crew.
This remastered version of the 2003 flash game is improved in all facets, including music, sounds, gameplay and graphics. It was developed by Amanita Design, a Czech indie game development team, and founded by the Animator and artist Jakub Dvorsky. Samorost 1 is the first in a trilogy of games.
To finish this standalone 2D game, you’re going to have to work your way through the strange planet of Samorost. Your little world is on its way to colliding with the planet, so you’ve got to find a way to stop it. Complete the puzzles or lose your life to the collision.
This single-player game is available to play in English, German, Japanese, Turkish, Czech, Korean, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese and several other languages.
This point-and-click adventure has been nominated for two different awards: a Webby Award and the Top Talent Award.
At under 70 MB in size, it’s a relatively short game with about 15 minutes of gameplay. You’ll need a Mac running OS 10.9 or later, a processor with at least 2 GHz of speed and at least 256 MB of RAM.
A relaxing experience
Samorost 1 is a relaxing experience with an unusual art style and simple gameplay mechanics. It seems like it’s intentionally rough-around-the-edges, which provides it with a certain level of charm. It’s a curious release and one well worth trying for yourself.