Armikrog in its Final Hours

A wish and some whimsy has brought this game to its final hours and will hopefully bring it home!

Armikrog is in it's final hours on Kickstarter and despite the lull it experience this past week, funding picked up quick and the game is in its final stretch.  This is gonna be a close race but I am confident it will meet its goal and hopefully the stretch goal as well.

What is Armikrog?

Armikrog is a stop motion animated point and click game that is the soul successor to The Neverhood.  The story is of a space explorer named Tommynaut and his talking dog Beak-Beak as they crash land on a mysterious planet and are incarcerated in a bizarre fortress that they then need to escape.

The game is made completely out of sets and clay animated characters by three friends that worked on the original Earthworm Jim game as well as The Neverhood.  Most might remember Earthworm Jim from back in the 90's but I think far less might know about The Neverhood and how different and unusual of a game it really was.  It stood out because it really was attempting something no one else had ever really done before.  

Looking back on it, the game looked rather rough but they were working on something no one else had even ventured into before.  Mistakes need to be made, but thanks to that these fellas have learned a lot and, with only three people, are making a game that looks vastly superior!

Stretch Goals and Bonuses?

There is only one at the moment and it is to bring it to the WiiU.  They even have pictures depicting how you would use the WiiU tablet in conjunction with the game on their Kickstarter page.

Early Wii U Concepts

On top of that, if you pledge soon, you will also get an animated short showing how Tommynaut and Beak Beak became friends!

What's it Cost?

For the minimum, you can fund the game and get a copy for $20.  This is the typical but obviously if you pitch in some more money you will get a bunch more.  Art, the sound track, developer commentary and more.  

If you are feeling REALLY generous you can fork over a mere $10,000 get flown out there, animate an actual sequence for the game and spend the day with them as well as getting all the other prizes.

Final Thoughts?

I wish these guys luck no matter what and would love to see more from them in the future.  Go check it out and see if you like what these guys are cooking and just remember to pledge quick before time runs out!

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Published Jun. 26th 2013

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