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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, WiiU
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Versus Evil
Developer: Pencil Test Studios
Release Date: Sept. 30, 2015

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'Armikrog' Kickstarter Campaign Successful, Wii U Funding Secured

by Rainier on June 27, 2013 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT

Armikrog is a brand new clay-animated point and click adventure game brought to you by the creators of the Neverhood and Earthworm Jim.

Armikrog tells the story of a space explorer named Tommynaut and his blind, alien, talking dog Beak-Beak, who crash land on a strange planet and find themselves trapped within the walls of a fantastic, mystical fortress called Armikrog. Players will need to solve an array of entertaining and mind-bending puzzles to help Tommynaut out of his predicament, and will quickly discover that the epic Armikrog is much more than simply a fortress from which they must escape.

Two days ago Pencil Test Studios' Kickstarter campaign still needed $140k to reach its initial funding goal ($900k), but a surge in funding over the past 48 hours has allowed them to even blow past the Wii U stretch goal ($950k), for a total tally of $970k.

Armikrog, while not a sequel, is already being called by many a spiritual successor to the Neverhood as it's being developed by the same core creative group with the same passion and dedication to blurring the lines between art and technology in a video game.

Featuring the unique characters and signature art style of creator Doug TenNapel, the magical appeal of stop motion animation, and the musical genius of Neverhood composer Terry S. Taylor, Armikrog promises to be a game that will deliver on the enjoyable challenge, whimsy and humor that made the Neverhood accessible to such a wide audience.

Armikrog has an awesome cast of actors, including Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain), Michael J. Nelson (MST3K), Scott Kurtz (PvP), and Veronica Belmont (Tekzilla).

Pencil Test Studios was founded by Neverhood and Earthworm Jim alumni Ed Schofield and Mike Dietz, so fans of aforementioned projects should pitch in immediately! :)

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