|Developer(s)||Pencil Test Studios|
|Publisher(s)||Pencil Test Studios|
|Release date(s)||August 18, 2015|
Armikrog (stylized as "Armikrog.") is an upcoming point-and-click adventure game in development by Doug TenNapel in partnership with Pencil Test Studios for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Wii U. It is a spiritual successor to The Neverhood, and is developed by many members of the same team. Just like The Neverhood, Armikrog uses clay animation. The game will center around Tommynaut (Michael J. Nelson). He is a space explorer who crash lands on a weird planet and ends up locked up in a strange fortress called Armikrog, along with Beak-Beak (Rob Paulsen), his color blind, talking dog.
Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield, founders of Pencil Test Studios, teamed up with Doug TenNapel, with whom they worked on Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood, to use Kickstarter to crowdfund Armikrog. The Kickstarter's goal of $900,000, and stretch goal of $950,000 for a Wii U version were exceeded when the funding ended on June 27, 2013.
The game will also have a voice cast featuring Michael J. Nelson as Tommynaut and Rob Paulsen as Beak-Beak. Jon Heder, Veronica Belmont and Scott Kurtz will also lend their voices to the game, but their roles are currently unknown.
The game's soundtrack will be composed by Terry Scott Taylor, who composed the music for The Neverhood soundtrack. During the time of the Kickstarter campaign, a demo for Armikrog titled "Boo Hoo Ha" was uploaded to YouTube.
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...this spiritual successor to The Neverhood has hit its goal and is closer to being a realized project. Additionally, the Wii U stretch goal of $950,000 was also reached...
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