Updated: Armikrog Hits Kickstarter Goal With Hours to Spare

Updated: Armikrog Hits Kickstarter Goal With Hours to Spare

The claymation adventure game gets funded at the last minute.

Armikrog

Back in 1996, Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel made The Neverhood, an adventure game crafted entirely out of claymation footage. It didn't find much success and faded into that fondly-remembered-yet-under-appreciated area of gaming nostalgia. Now, TenNapel and his Pencil Test Studios are back with Armikrog, a spiritual successor to that previous game. While the Kickstarter campaign got off to a slow start, it finally picked up steam and met its $900,000 goal, only hours away from the deadline.

Armikrog is a point-and-click adventure game that follows the spaceman Tommynaut and his blind, talking dog Beak-Beak, as they are stranded on an alien fortress. It will feature the voice talents of notable people like Michael J. Nelson, Veronica Belmont, and Rob Paulen. Developed in the Unity engine, it will run on PC, Mac, and Linux systems. As of the time of writing, it remains short of its $950,000 Wii U stretch goal, but Pencil Test is "fast-tracked" as an officially licensed Wii U developer.

Currently, it's set to launch DRM-Free on GoG.com, The Humble Store, and others, with a Steam Greenlight in the works.

Update: It surpassed the Wii U stretch goal, finishing with $974,578.

Source: Kickstarter

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Huh, and with 10 hours to go they can still reach their stretch-goal. Good on 'ya internet.

I am of two minds about this game. On one hand it seems fun and unique. On the other I would love for that bigot TenNapel to fail harder than most people.

Holy shit, The Neverhood? I had no idea this kickstarter even existed! Why wasn't I informed of this? In any rate, I look forward to playing this, it'll be a real blast from my past.

Assuming they don't make the money within the next eight hours, maybe they can convince Nintendo to fork over the extra $20,000 themselves. Lord knows the Wii U needs some games to attract consumers to it. Either way, I'm thrilled the game got funded.

I am psyched. Pumped. Ecstatic. After years of waiting, we're finally going to get more weird and wonderful claymation adventures.

Half a cheer for Armikrog!

Hip-Hip HOO!

dakkster:
I am of two minds about this game. On one hand it seems fun and unique. On the other I would love for that bigot TenNapel to fail harder than most people.

Well, I can understand your point of view. It's your money after all, you can spend it (or not spend it) however you like. Personally, I felt that the art was worthwhile enough to separate it from the personal views of the artist, hence the reason why I backed this.

I'm glad they got their funding. I really wanted this however I already blew my Kickstarter budget.

GodzillaGuy92:
Assuming they don't make the money within the next eight hours, maybe they can convince Nintendo to fork over the extra $20,000 themselves. Lord knows the Wii U needs some games to attract consumers to it. Either way, I'm thrilled the game got funded.

Make it $10,000 now.

Tenapel might be an ass, but i can easily separate his personal views from his work. This is amazing, iīm really looking forward to this game, probably more than any other upcoming game.

I think one of the reasons why i donīt really sees his awful views as a problem in regards to his art is that most of his stuff is so pleasant and goodhearted (Atleast Gear, EWJ and Neverhood + SkullMonkeys). It really doesnīt matter what he thinks, as long as he doesnīt use his works to champion his ideas i really couldnīt care less about his personal beliefs.

 

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