XGen Studios, the independent developer behind hit WiiWare game Defend Your Castle, and the award-winning Amanita Design have announced the forthcoming release of Machinarium for WiiWare.* Machinarium is a point-and-click adventure game crammed full of devious puzzles, set in a richly detailed world full of charming characters, and featuring a little robot hero who’s been tossed out onto the scrapyard behind the city. It’s the player’s job to help him return home so that he can confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and rescue his robot girlfriend.

The game features dozens of beautiful, hand-drawn environments, and when it was released for PC and Mac in 2009 it received the Excellence in Visual Art award at the 12th annual Independent Games Festival, and was nominated for the Best Indie Games award at the Paris Game Festival this year. Here’s Jordan Dubuc, Director of Operations for XGen, talking about Machinarium:
“As the subject of enormous critical acclaim, this is an honor long overdue for Machinarium. We’re very fortunate to be working with the talented team at Amanita to share this interactive work of art with a whole new audience of gamers.”

No word as yet as to when Machinarium will be appearing on WiiWare.