A project in Lake Forest, CA by Pencil Test Studios, Inc.

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Pencil Test Studios presents a new Adventure Game made of Clay. From Doug TenNapel and the creators of The Neverhood.
Backers: 18126
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $974,578 of $900,000
Dates: May 28th -> Jun 27th (30 days)
Project By: Pencil Test Studios, Inc.
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June 29th - via:
The Kickstarter for Armikrog ended with the campaign successfully reaching its intended crowd sourcing goal of $900,000. The money will allow its developers, Pencil Test Studios, to begin full work on the game for PC, Mac and Linux. (Read More)

Pencil Test Stuidos Kickstarter was a success, Armikrog is coming to Wii-U

June 28th - via:
I believe it’s safe to say that many a fan of Earthworm Jim and Neverhood will be throwing their hats in the air and jumping for joy. Pencil Test Studios have reached their Kickstarter for Armikrog to be released on not only the Wii-U but also the PC, Linux and Mac. Fans really pulled through for the company by not only reaching the goal of $900,000 but surpassing it by $74,578, so technically $977,578 altogether. (Read More)

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June 28th - via:
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June 27th - via:
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June 27th - via:
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The claymation adventure game gets funded at the last minute. (Read More)

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June 27th - via:
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FUNDED--because of you!!!

June 26th - via:
Hi everyone--As many of you might already know, we've just hit our funding goal!!! We are incredibly humbled by the support that you, the Backers, have given to this project. Here at the studio we are excited (and relieved) that we've made it this... (Read More)

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June 26th - via:
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Armikrog. targets Wii U with Kickstarter stretch goal

June 26th - via:
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Armikrog Has Successfully Reaching It's Funding Goal On Kickstarter

June 26th - via:
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June 26th - via:
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June 25th - via:
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Beyond the Clay [video]

June 25th - via:
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Thank You (Again!), The Final Push, Another “Making Of” Video … And More Terry Taylor!

June 24th - via:
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Armikrog Kickstarter Stretches for Wii U in its Final Days

June 24th - via:
With three days left on the clock, and over two thirds of the way to their US$900K goal, the team behind the hopeful claymation adventure game at Pencil Test Studios have pledged a Wii U version if they're able to make it over the line by an additional $50,000. (Read More)

Armikrog Wii U Version is on The Table

June 24th - via:
If the stop-motion adventure game reaches its first Kickstarter stretch goal of $950,000, a Wii U version will be made. (Read More)

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June 24th - via:
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Armikrog's Kickstarter Nears Final Push

June 24th - via:
Armikrog's Kickstarter Nears Final Push - News E3 was big for Pencil Test Studios, as they revealed they will be localizing Armikrog in french, spanish, italian, and german. Speaking of Armikrog, the game's Kickstarter is nearing its final days. (Read More)

The Wii U Stretch!

June 23rd - via:
Hey everyone— As you may have heard, Nintendo recently contacted us to discuss the possibility of releasing Armikrog on the Wii U. Our first thought was “I wonder if anyone would want to play Armikrog on the Wii U?” Well…we think YES!!! In... (Read More)

Armikrog adds Wii U stretch goal days before Kickstarter ends

June 23rd - via:
Claymation point-and-clicker Armikrog has until Thursday, June 27 to reach its $900,000 Kickstarter goal, but developer Pencil Test Studios decided it's never too late to add a stretch goal to its funding initative. In this case, the former Neverhood developers added a $950,000 stretch goal to its campaign that would bring the game to Wii U. (Read More)

Nintendo interested in Armikrog on the Wii U

June 23rd - via:
After E3 2013 Nintendo has reached out to Pencil Test Studios expressing interest in bringing the groups Kickstarter hopeful project, Armikrog to the Wii U. (Read More)

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June 23rd - via:
The first Kickstarter stretch goal for Armikrog, Pencil Test Studios, Inc.'s point-and-click adventure game, will add support for the Wii U at $950,000, the developer announced. (Read More)

The Neverhood spiritual successor Armikrog draws Nintendo's interest

June 22nd - via:
Cult classic claymation adventure The Neverhood's "spiritual successor" Armikrog could come to Wii U. (Read More)

New Add-Ons... Drawings by me?

June 21st - via:
Hey everybody! MikeD bugging you again. As always, I want to thank everyone for their support. It's coming down to the wire and I'm really excited to see what happens the next few days. Everyone tells me the end of a Kickstarter campaign is a crazy... (Read More)

Nintendo Of America Expresses Interest In Armikrog

June 21st - via:
Armikrog, Pencil Test Studios brand new adventure game which is made of clay, could well be coming to Wii U. The development team announced via Kickstarter that Nintendo of America contacted them shortly after E3 and expressed interest in Armikrog. The game is currently scheduled to be released on PC, OSX and Linux, and has raised $604,636. (Read More)

Q & A with Michael J. Nelson

June 20th - via:
Before you click on that video, we want to let you know that new Add-Ons are available! If you're interested in some original artwork by Doug TenNapel, or the much requested "Beak-Beak" T-shirt, then go check out the Add-On section on the main page!... (Read More)

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June 20th - via:
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Hangin' in the Neverhood - A Pencil Test Studios Interview, Pt. 1

June 20th - via:
This is a story I’ll tell anyone who cares to listen. It’s brief, so just shut up and deal with it. E3 is a magical place. I had the pleasure of experiencing my very first go ’round this year, in fact. I expected to be floored with sights, sounds, and indecision (which happened); as well as loaded down with tons of cool swag, neat knick-knacks, and functionless tchochkes (which kind of happened… kind of). I expected the entire show would get better and better with each passing day. I expected to lament the doors closing once it was all over. What I didn’t expect was to have my “Moment of Show” take place about two hours after my arrival on day one. (Read More)

Armikrog: An Adventure in Clay

June 20th - via:
I’ve always loved stop-motion animation, particularly claymation. (Don’t get me wrong: computer animation is fantastic these days and I haven’t missed a Pixar flick yet, but it’s just fun to know that what you’re watching on screen actually exists in the real world, that somebody sculpted this little character and glued on hair or stuck on the eyeballs.) And I’m also a huge fan of Doug TenNapel’s bizarre comics. (Read More)

Armikrog Spotlight - Sound Designer Bob Baffy

June 19th - via:
Hey Armikroggers! We had another good day yesterday, thanks to you as always! We've got some really exciting new tiers and add-ons coming out today, so keep a giant eye out for those. Today I'd like to spotlight another one of the many talented... (Read More)

[Interview] Bryan the intern speaks with Doug TenNapel about his upcoming game, Armikrog

June 19th - via:
Just before we hit the big week of E3, I was given the chance to speak with acclaimed cartoonist and game designer Doug TenNapel. In addition to his more well-known property, Earthworm Jim, Doug has penned several comics along with the claymation point and click adventure game The Neverhood, along with its platformer sequel, Skullmonkeys. (Read More)

Q & A with Mike and Ed

June 18th - via:
Thanks for watching! Armikrog on Steam here on top...not down below! :)  (Read More)

Exclusive - The Neverhood's Mike Dietz 'The Industry Is Stuck In A Rut'

June 18th - via:
By now I’ve conducted my fair share of interviews with top industry talent, but Mike Dietz is a thoroughbred in a class of his own. The talented artist has worked in Television (Community), Film (Star Wars: Episode III), and of course Video Games (The Neverhood). Dietz is a wizard with animation in the same light Frank Oz (Yoda) is with puppeteering. His career is the stuff of legend, and it was an enormous pleasure to have a candid chat with him. Dietz, Ed Schofield, and Doug TenNapel have reunited to crowdfund a visionary claymation adventure game called Armikrog, and are well over half way home at the time of this writing. (Read More)

Illan indiet: viiden villi joukko

June 18th - via:
Armikrogia on toimitukselle vinkkailtu useampaakin kautta. Peli on henkinen jatko-osa savianimaatiopeli The Neverhoodille ja sen Kickstarteria on vielä reilu viikko jäljellä. (Read More)

Neverhood Devs Discuss Upcoming Game, Armikrog (Interview)

June 18th - via:
The developers who brought us Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood are back with a new title, Armikrog, which is currently on Kickstarter. We had the pleasure of speaking with founders of Pencil Test Studios, Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield about the upcoming game. (Read More)

INTERVIEW – In Converstation With Doug TenNapel (Armikrog Kickstarter)

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June 17th - via:
Yesterday we had two backers come in at the $10K reward level! As I've said before, I've been humbled by the level of support of all of our backers, both through the pledges and the efforts to spread the word about the game, and our goal is to make... (Read More)

The Worm Turns

June 17th - via:
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Armikrog at E3 - Day 3 + Big News!

June 14th - via:
E3 2013 is in the books! We really had a great time on the last day, talking with the press and spreading the word about Armikrog. We got to meet more supporters, which was really the highlight of the show for us. If you haven't had a chance yet,... (Read More)

Armikrog at E3 - Day 2

June 13th - via:
Hey all! Another great day at E3 yesterday. Walked the floor with Tommynaut, taking pictures with fans and supporters, handing out t-shirts and bookmarks. Plus lots more interviews with press and other potential biz partners, all of whom are pushing... (Read More)

E3 2013 - Armikrog. - from the Creators of Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood

June 13th - via:
Just prior to E3, GEEK met with lead game creators Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield to talk about their return to the stop motion animation gaming world with Armikrog. - a project that only the minds behind Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood could pull off. Well, them with a little help from YOU! (Read More)

Armikrog at E3 - Day One

June 12th - via:
Mike, Tommynaut and myself wrapped our first day at E3 yesterday...what a blast! We met with a lot of the international press, who are all very interested in Armikrog. We're really excited about the reception we're getting outside the U.S., and we'll... (Read More)

Heading to E3

June 11th - via:
We're on our way to E3 today, bringing with us some Armikrog t-shirts, some printed bookmarks (people seem to love bookmarks for some reason), lots of business cards, press kits, and of course, Tommynaut himself. For those that aren't familiar with... (Read More)

New ALL DIGITAL Tiers + A Beta Test Add-On

June 10th - via:
We’ve just posted some new All-Digital tiers for those of you who prefer to receive all of your Armikrog goodies electronically, instead of through the post. These new tiers offer you the opportunity to become an active participant in shaping the... (Read More)

Armikrog Game Design

June 10th - via:
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Check Out This Armikrog Fan-Trailer!

June 9th - via:
OK, I'm back to gush some more: I can't say thank you enough for all the support from the backers! I'm amazed at how hard everyone is working to help spread the word -- I feel like we've got some good momentum heading into E3 week. Here's a fan-made... (Read More)

This is Armikrog. You Should Really Fund This

June 9th - via:
This is Pencil Test Studios, an independent gaming and animation studio founded in 2009. Doug, Mike and Ed are no strangers to the gaming scene as you might have read and now they’re back with their newest project… Armikrog. (Read More)

Armikrog Intro Movie - Uncut

June 7th - via:
Whenever we begin a new project, we always start by throwing lots of ideas against the wall to see what sticks. In the case of Armikrog, Doug presented us with the story idea for the opening sequence for our campaign video--it introduced Tommynaut... (Read More)

Limited Reward - Doug TenNapel's "Sketchbook Archives"

June 6th - via:
Hi everyone! For those of you who have asked, here’s your last chance for a copy of TenNapel’s “Sketchbook Archives!!!” NOW—we’ve just posted a new $130 tier, where you can get a copy of Doug’s “Sketchbook Archives” with a digital... (Read More)

Armikrog Comic

June 6th - via:
Here’s a little comic about what happened just a few seconds before the movie at the start of our campaign video. Nothing like telling a story backwards! Many of you are collectors of my comics, and the Armikrog comic will only be available through... (Read More)

Kickin’ it with Pencil Test Studios

June 6th - via:
Welcome to the second entry of Kickin’it With! If you haven’t read the first post in this new feature, you can check it out to read about Orion’s Odyssey by Island Officials. This time around we talked to Pencil Test Studios about Armikrog. Their new game has been going strong on Kickstarterfor the past 10 days or so, speeding towards the $900,000 needed in order to make the game a reality. We’re also happy to provide a 2 for 1 special this week since we also got in touch with Doug TenNapel (of Earthworm Jim fame) to talk about his involvement in the project. (Read More)

Add-Ons are now available!

June 5th - via:
Just a quick note to let you know that the Armikrog Add-Ons are now live! Here's a rundown on whats available: Add-Ons To receive an Add-On, pledge the additional amount of the item (or items) to your tier. Once the campaign has ended, you’ll... (Read More)

Sculpting Tommynaut

June 5th - via:
Just over a week in and very nearly at 50%, it's been quite a ride so far. Once again, thank you to all of our supporters, and especially to the increasingly famous Armikrog Army. Today we finished the photo-illustration for the box art, did... (Read More)

Kickstarter Projects You Should Pay Attention To 6/5

June 5th - via:
The creators of Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood have launched a new Kickstarter crowdfunding effort for their stop-motion adventure game Armikrog, elsewhere, Nikola Tesla may be squaring off against that pesky Thomas Edison in Tesla Breaks the World! (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

June 5th - via:
Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention. The crowd-funding model for video games has resulted in some interesting new game ideas, and new projects are going up on a weekly basis that deserve your attention. (Read More)

V.O. Spotlight - Rob Paulsen!

June 4th - via:
As many of you know, we've got some amazing voice talent lined up for the Armikrog game. One of our favorite actors (and human beings) to work with is the magnificent Rob Paulsen. For those who may not know, Rob is the voice talent behind such iconic... (Read More)

Earthworm Jim/Neverhood creators open Kickstarter for Armikrog

June 4th - via:
Earthworm Jim co-creator Doug TenNapel and Pencil Test Studios, a group composed of the people responsible for the Neverhood franchise in the late '90s, have opened a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming adventure game called Armikrog. (Read More)

A Message From a Passionate Backer...

June 3rd - via:
As we've expressed many times already, we've been absolutely humbled by the show of support we've received from our backers. Here's a great example of why we feel that way. Thank you Alex, and thank you to everyone for their continued support. -MikeD... (Read More)

The Creator of Earthworm Jim Has a New Adventure Game and It Looks Like This

June 3rd - via:
Armikrog is an interesting new claymation adventure title from the creator of Earthworm Jim, Doug TenNapel and the team at Pencil Test Studios. Founded by Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield (also from Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood), Pencil Test has "passion and dedication to blurring the lines between art and technology in" video games, Dietz tells us. Not quite a spiritual successor to The Neverhood, Armikrog does offer a similar witty humor "that harkens back to the works of George Herriman and Dr. Seuss." (Read More)

Armikrog Avatars and Banners

June 2nd - via:
As a thank you to all our backers, especially those keeping the conversation alive and lively in the comments section, we posted a bunch of Armikrog avatars and banners for you to use. There are several variations to choose from, some of which should... (Read More)

Neverhood developers reform for Armikrog Kickstarter

June 2nd - via:
You can easily divide the world into “friends”, “enemies”, and “undecided” by asking whether an individual remembers The Neverhood, and if they do, finding out whether they love it. Anybody who says “no” may be safely consigned to the sin bin, because the claymation point-and-click was terrific fun. (Read More)

On Doug TenNapel, Bigotry and supporting Hate

June 2nd - via:
Doug TenNapel, co-creator of the beloved Earthworm Jim franchise, is currently trying to fund a new game, Armikrog, a spiritual successor to his cult hit The Neverhood. It’s not surprising. Ever since Double Fine proved that you can bank on gamers’ desire for retro-flavored projects, other developers have been coming out of the woodwork to try and get their own projects funded and released. And good on them. Kickstarter has proven that sometimes people really do put their money where their mouths are, and that when the chance comes along they’re eager to support something they believe in. But when you support someone’s project, you’re also supporting what they believe in, whether you like it or not. And when you’re supporting Armikrog, you’re supporting the work of a person who has said some truly troubling things. (Read More)

Very First Drawings of Tommynaut and ARMIKROG From Doug T

May 31st - via:
Hello clay-gaming backers! This is Doug T. Though Kickstarter has an auto-refresh feature, I still hit refresh about three times a second for 18 hours straight. If Kickstarter were Galaga my score would be a million billion today! It never gets old... (Read More)

Armikrog Music by Terry S. Taylor!

May 30th - via:
Hey all, Mike D here. I hope you're not getting sick of me saying thank you all the time, but a big thank you once again to all our Armikrog supporters. We had another great day yesterday and we're continuing to chip away at the goal. I've been... (Read More)

New Double Fine Game!

May 30th - via:
Hey, I'm sure you're all already aware, but our pal Tim Schafer and Double Fine just launched a KS for their new game Massive Chalice. So if you haven't done so already, please head over there and send them some love. We're big fans of their games,... (Read More)

'Earthworm Jim' Creator Launches Kickstarter for Adventure Game 'Armikrog'

May 30th - via:
TenNapel is best known for creating the video game character Earthworm Jim in the mid-1990s, and his stop-motion adventure game The Neverhood has long been a cult classic for PC gamers. On Tuesday, he and his developer/animator friends Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield announced Armikrog, a "spiritual successor" to Neverhood created by Pencil Test Studios and funded through Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter Picks: Armikrog

May 30th - via:
Here's one of the more exciting things to hit Kickstarter in quite awhile: Armikrog, a new adventure game from the makers of the mid-90s claymation classic The Neverhood. (Read More)


May 30th - via:
In the world of stop motion you have a bevy of award-winning television shows like Wallace and Gromit, Creature Comforts, Shaun the Sheep, Pingu and Gumby. Video game developers have also made some critically acclaimed entries into the category with ClayFighter, Trog, The Dark Eye, and The Neverhood. My childhood was filled with the great twilights of animation before computer-assisted graphics ended up dropping the cost of production and making stop motion prohibitively expensive. Having experienced the best the genre has to offer I have a special place in my heart for stop motion animation, it's a write-protected space deep in the feels. (Read More)

Thank You All For a Great First 24 Hours!

May 29th - via:
Wow. We're just blown away by the show of support from everyone so far... not just that you're backing the project, but the way everyone is working so hard to spread the word about the game and pull more people to the site. I always see KS creators... (Read More)

Behold Armikrog, the spiritual sequel to The Neverhood

May 29th - via:
The Neverhood was one of the more unfortunate commercial failures of the point-and-click era. It was a one-of-a-kind (two-of-a-kind if you include its PS1 platformer sequel) claymation adventure from the mind of Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim. A game with such a striking aesthetic deserved a much better commercial reception, and its poor performance basically guaranteed that we'd never see anything as remarkable again. (Read More)

Neverhood developer is carving out a new claymation vision with Armikrog

May 29th - via:
Neverhood developer is carving out a new claymation vision with Armikrog at PC Gamer. is the official web counterpart to the PC Gamer print magazine. Exclusive reviews, demos, and updates and news on all your favourite PC gaming franchises. (Read More)

The Neverhood's spiritual successor is a claymation space adventure called Armikrog

May 29th - via:
In conjunction with Pencil Test Studios, the creator of The Neverhood revealed that the classic title's spiritual successor is a claymation point-and-click adventure title called Armikrog. (Read More)

Earthworm Jim creator takes claymation game to Kickstarter

May 29th - via:
Earthworm Jim creator, Doug TenNapel, has teamed up with Pencil Test Studios for Armikrog, a claymation point and click game they hope to finance via Kickstarter (Read More)

Neverhood får spirituell uppföljare - ge Armikrog ditt stöd

May 29th - via:
Mitten av 90-talet var äventyrsspelens storhetstid när det gällde kvalitet, men tyvärr hjälpte det faktumet inte försäljningen av spel som The Neverhood och Grim Fandango. Som tur är nylanseringarnas tid inne och Neverhood-skaparen Doug Tennapel förlitar sig nu på spelares nostalgikänslor för att kunna skapa Armikrog. (Read More)

Thanks for DAY ONE!

May 28th - via:
It's been and AMAZING first day! Ed here -- as you might have imagined, things have been buzzing here at the studio, but I wanted to take a moment to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for supporting Armikrog! You're now part of the team,... (Read More)

Armikrog stop-motions you toward a Kickstarter from Neverhood vets

May 28th - via:
Pencil Test Studios, a company manned by one of the designers and two of the artists responsible for 1996's classic The Neverhood, is seeking $900,000 in crowdsourced funding via Kickstarter in order to fuel the creation of its new claymation point-and-click adventure project, Armikrog. (Read More)

Nostalgia, Activate! Earthworm Jim’s Creator Turns To Kickstarter For His Gaming Comeback

May 28th - via:
Between Disney axing LucasArts and Monkey Island’s creator waxing on about the sequel he thinks he’ll never make, the last few months have been a pretty big kick to the gaming crowd’s feels. Here’s some feel-good medicine: the creator of 90′s nostalgia-factory Earthworm Jim is getting back into gaming, and he’s turning to Kickstarter to make his new game happen. Guhhhhhhroooovy! (Read More)

‘Earthworm Jim’ Creator Takes Stop-Motion Game ‘Armikrog’ To Kickstarter

May 28th - via:
Doug TenNapel, creator of "Earthworm Jim" and "The Neverhood," has once again partnered with Pencil Test Studios, this time to launch a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding a new stop-motion animated game. Dubbed "Armikrog," the PC and Mac title would be a point-and-click adventure following the story of stranded space travelers/drinking buddies Tommynaut and Beak-Beak. Listen to the official pitch in the video above! (Read More)

Currently Kickstarting: Armikrog

May 28th - via:
What do you get when you combine Ray Harryhausen style stop-motion animation, claymation style characters, in a science fiction setting with a blended together smoothie of humor and action all boxed up nicely in a point-and-click adventure game? Well, the creators of “Earthworm Jim” and “The Neverhood”, Doug TenNapel, Mike Dietz, and Ed Schofield think you get a new Kickstarter project for a game called “Armikrog”. And, while “Armikrog” sounds like a new craft beer from the Harry Potter universe to me, if the Kickstarter by Pencil Test Studios, Inc. is successful, it will be a new game for PC, MAC, and LINUX. (Read More)

The Neverhood’s spiritual successor Armikrog stretching for funds on Kickstarter

May 28th - via:
We'll probably never get a true sequel to the beloved claymation adventure The Neverhood, but if Doug TenNapel's "spiritual successor" Armikrog is able to meet its fundraising goals, we'll soon have the next best thing. (Read More)

А вот и сам анонс - Armikrog. Обновлено: добавлено видео с русскими субтитрами

March 29th - via:
В марте я делился новостью Ещё один почётный гость из прошлого - Neverhood И вот, свершилось. На кикстартере появилась страница игры Armikrog - новой пластилиновой игры от Дуга ТенНейпла, создателя культового квеста The Neverhood и серии игр Earthworm Jim! Производством проекта занимается студия Pencil Test Studios, основанная в 2009 двумя творческими партнёрами Майком Дицем и Эдом Скофилдом, которые тоже работали в своё время над играми The Neverhood и Earthworm Jim. (Read More)

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