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Earthworm Jim creators bringing Kickstarted Armikrog to Steam on Sept. 8

Space explorers Tommynaut and Beak-Beak accidentally discover and fight to escape a new, enigmatic planet called Armikrog.

Armikrog is a stop-motion claymation adventure game starring Tommynaut and Beak-Beak, who land on a strange alien planet while exploring space. Created by the same folks who brought Earthworm Jim into the world years ago, Pencil Test Studios introduced Armikrog to the world via Kickstarter and 18,126 generous gamers donated $974,578 to bring it to life.

According to the official site, Tommynaut is the main character who is a space explorer and alongside him is his blind alien dog, Beak-Beak. They crash on a strange planet while surfing through space and suddenly get captured by scary alien creatures and are thrown in a mysterious fortress. It is then that they learn the name of the planet: Armikrog.

The gameplay trailer on YouTube looks like a cartoon with an art scheme that resembles that of Earthworm Jim. Players click on items for Tommynaut to interact with, like picking up items on the ground or looking out of windows to see what's on the other side. Players can also click on levers to open doors so Tommynaut and Beak-Beak can continue to the next area. There are strange obstacles, monsters that look like evil dust bunnies with tongues like ropes that have eyes, characters that look like a strange cross between a square piece of cheese and a chip, and some weird guy with a green aura who resembles a wannabe Jedi and seeks to help Tommynaut and Beak-Beak on their quest to escape Armikrog. 

The character design is simple like the voice overs, which admittedly sound like they're still in-studio, recording.

However, the game has an inviting alien world waiting to be explored. The levels are all different, wacky in design, extremely detailed and very colorful.

Armikrog is coming to PC and Mac via Steam on September 8.

Published Aug. 18th 2015

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