If the stop-motion adventure game reaches its first Kickstarter stretch goal of $950,000, a Wii U version will be made.
Armikrog is a stop-motion adventure game from Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenAple. It is the spiritual successor to The Neverhood and has been making waves on Kickstarter with its claymation charm, raising over $600,000 and earning praise from prominent developers such as Tim Schafer. Originally set to be restricted to PC, Mac and Linux, Nintendo of America has turned Armikrog developer Pencil Test into an officially licensed Nintendo developer, in the hopes of seeing a Wii U version of the game.
"In order to make this happen, we're announcing our first stretch goal of $950,000," Ed Schofield, co-founder of Pencil Games, said, regarding the game's Wii U version. "Making a Wii U version of Armikrog was not part of our original budget, but so many people have been asking for it that we feel compelled to respond. Achieving this $950,000 stretch goal will cover the additional costs of developing Armikrog on the Wii U--which will be available for download through the Nintendo eShop."
The initial funding goal for Armikrog is $900,000, so Pencil Games only needs an extra $50,000 for the Wii U port. If the stretch goal is met, any past or future contributors to the Kickstarter game will also get a download code for the Wii U version of the game, alongside the PC, Mac and Linux versions.
Schofield also said that if the stretch goal is reached, an exclusive Armikrog animated short will be made available for all backers.
He went on to give some details on how the Wii U's unique gamepad could be put to good use with Armikrog. Adventure games are usually pretty inventory focused, so having the gamepad sounds like it would be a perfect companion for the genre.
If you want to back Armikrog, you better hurry, as the Kickstarter campaign ends on June 27!