Posts Tagged ‘Pencil Test Studios’

Wot I Think: Armikrog

As we warned you earlier today, Armikrog [official site] is in no state to be on sale. Riddled with bugs, some game-breaking, and presented in an unfinished way, this needs a fair amount more work before you should think about buying it. However, what if you already did as one of the 18,000 backers who gave it a million dollars on Kickstarter? (I was not amongst their number.) Well, here’s wot I think.

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Steer Clear Of Armikrog For A Bit

I’m in the process of reviewing the long-awaited and repeatedly delayed spiritual successor to The Neverhood, Armikrog [official site]. And when I say “in the process of”, what I of course mean is, “starting the whole thing again because it’s so damned broken that it won’t trigger a vital cutscene meaning I can’t carry on.” And that’s just one of very many glitches and issues I’ve hit, and they’re just a small fraction of what’s being reported in angry Steam fora.

You might want to hold of buying this until some hefty patches have arrived.

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Claymation Adventuring: Armikrog Released

Say, is that squiggly little fella...?

Armikrog [official site] is more than onomatopoeia for a belter of a burp, it’s the first game in yonks from Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood chap Doug TenNapel. It was Kickstarted in 2013 as the “spiritual successor” to The Neverhood, offering more claymation adventure game jollies, and has today finally launched – only a year and a bit behind schedule.

Here, check out some of its squidgy pretties and boingy noises in this here new trailer:

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Claymation Adventure Game Armikrog Due In August

After two years of writhing and squirming in its Kickstarted cocoon, Armikrog [official site] is almost ready to emerge as a beautiful plasticine butterfly. The claymation adventure game will launch for Windows, Mac, and Linux on August 18th, developers Pencil Test Studios have announced. Their numbers include Doug TenNapel – the chap behind Earthworm Jim and ye olde claymation adventure The Neverhood, which Armikrog was billed as the “spiritual successor” to. Come have a look at how it’s shaping up (shape, like a plasticine shape) in a new trailer.

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A Claymation Adventure From Neverhood Devs! Armikrog

Woah, how did I miss this? There’s to be (Kickstarter depending) a spiritual sequel to claymation classic The Neverhood. Armikrog is asking for a hefty $900,000 (although it’s already nearly a third of the way there), and being developed by Doug TenNapel himself – the creator of both Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood – along with other members of the original team.

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