Jakub Dvorský: video games review

OBSADA: XXX27.09, wtorek, godz. 19.00, Kino Światowid

Jakub Dvorský, founder of Amanita Design, was once asked what is the meaning of the title “Botanicula”. He admitted that there’s none – they simply wanted to create a word which would only point towards their game when typed into a search engine. They’ve succeeded not only with the titles: it’s impossible to mistake the Czech studio’s games with anything else! These adventure games are not only charming and pretty, but also very well designed. Their simplicity and clarity encourage experimentation and ease the learning process of the logic of their virtual worlds. Jakub Dvorský himself will visit Katowice as Amanita’s ambassador, in search of the Black Horse of Video Games. He will bring with him a couple of games he designed and worked on: his student debut “Samorost”, the cult classic “Machinarium” and the aforementioned “Botanicula” by Jaromír Plachý, in addition to Jan Svěrák’s film “Kooky”. We cordially invite everyone to not only see these Czech darlings, but to play them as well!



The Black Horse Competition

Feature debuts and second films competition

The Black Horse of Animation Competition 1/3

Short animations competition

The Black Horse of Animation Competition 2/3

Short animations competition

The Black Horse of Animation Competition 3/3

Short animations competition

Give it a Chance!

Set of animations, from which viewers will choose film, which will join the Black Horse of Animation competition

The Black Horse of Video Games Competition

New video games competition. Technological Partner of the exhibition is PCStore

Jury reviews

Barczyk, van Elmbt, Dębski, Verveake, Dvorský. Films, animations, video games.

Out of Competition

Sensual cinema from three different continents. Debuts and second films screened out of of competition.


No matter the costs or opinions. Music films and documentaries from all over the world

Do you play?

Designer, producer, journalist. Video game aesthetics and criticism panel


Not quite imagined. Periphery of music videos. Games of animation.

Music Stage

Cassette sets, pocket jam session, pop from Berlin and house from Katowice. Concerts, live acts, DJ sets

Accompanying Events

Animations from Budapest, adventure games from Katowice, peculiarities from VR