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Armikrog release announced from Pencil Test

The adventure title, which is a collaborative effort from Mike Dietz (Earthworm Jim) and Ed Schofield (The Neverhood), utilises stop motion and claymation as its art style is due for #Linux, Mac, and Windows PC in early 2015.

A partnership between Pencil Test and publisher Versus Evil was also announced.

“We’re very excited to be working with the team at Versus Evil,” says Dietz. “Having successfully gone through the challenges of securing Kickstarter funding for Armikrog, we focused all our efforts on developing the game.”

“After chatting to Versus Evil, it quickly became clear that they were not only the right fit for us on a personal level, but that they also had the publishing experience we needed to help launch Armikrog globally.”

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We first heard of Armikrog when Pencil Test took to Kickstarter in June of 2013 with the intention of raising $900,000 which, upon completion, finished on $974,578.

  • Follow the adventures of space explorer Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak, as they unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds them captive through exploration and puzzle solving!
  • Loveable characters designed by Doug TenNapel creator of the Earthworm Jim and developed by creators of The Neverhood, Ed Schofield and Mike Dietz.
  • Rich cast of voiceover talent brings Armikrog’s characters to life, including well-known actors Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000).
  • Original soundtrack created and recorded by American songwriter and record producer Terry Scott Taylor.

Over a year later, Pencil Test has now also revealed who’ll be lending their voices to the project. Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Michael J Nelson (Mystery Science Theatre 3000), and Rob Paulson (Pinky of Pinky and the Brain) are all set to star.