Machinarium is awesome no doubt about it...Ive pre ordered and cant wait to play the whole thing.
So I started looking for games similar to this masterpiece to tide me over until release date.
I found a few gems that I think are comparative in style and game play.
Listed in chronological order of when I discovered and played them:
Shift 2-different but good in a somber way
Little Wheel- Very short but entertaining
Alchemia-Longer than Little Wheel and has the feel of samorost and machinarium, very enjoyable
Haluz-Made by same people that made Alchemia (springtail studio)
Haluz 2-see above
These games are all free to play, and I hope its okay that I'm posting other (free) games in the machinarium forum.
Please comment on other point and click gems you have found.
Also SpringTail Studio List Amanita Design On their website as a fellow indie designer.