Nature can be cruel, nature can be beautiful, but if nature was more like Botanicula, I guarantee kids would be poking and prodding at trees from dawn until dusk to savour the weirdness.
It's not so much an adventure game as the result of Monkey Island and Terry Gilliam falling into a vegan's blender a gorgeous-looking mix of point-and-clicking surrealism, whipped together out of nature, discovery and adorable humour.
Botanicula is set in a gigantic tree filled with talking chestnuts, little villages, small creatures and larger bullies, and adorable creepy crawlies under threat of invasion by, oh God, parasitical spiders. It's an arty indie game. Of course there are spiders.
Developer: Amanita Design
Publisher: Amanita Design
Release Date: 7 May, 2012
Genre: Point Click, Adventure, Puzzle, Casual