Independent developer Pencil Test Studios in partnership with indie publishing powerhouse Versus Evil, have announced the final release date and pre-order bonus for Armikrog, the spiritual successor to the classic clay animated point-and-click adventure game The Neverhood.
The game, which will be available for PC, Mac and Linux at launch, will be released on August 18th, 2015 and fans who pre-order the game will get a 10% discount.
While their will be a Standard Edition, the team also announced the availability of a Deluxe Edition for die-hard fans, which includes the main game as well as the full game soundtrack by American songwriter and music producer Terry Scott Taylor.
“There simply is no other game on the market like Armikrog” said Steve Escalante, Versus Evil’s GM, “After a successful Kickstarter, the Pencil Test team have created a hand sculpted, stop motion game fans young and old will enjoy. Every hand-crafted detail of Armikrog is beautiful, funny, and rich. It is a true compliment to what indie development teams can accomplish when they have a strong vision.”
Armikrog is a humorous, off-kilter adventure game starring space explorer Tommynaut (played by Michael J. Nelson of Mystery Science Theater 3000) and his faithful alien dog companion Beak-Beak (played by legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen), both designed by Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel. Armikrog follows the exploits of this unusual duo as they find their galactic travels cut short by imprisonment in a mysterious fortress and attempt to make their escape.
The game is being created using classic sculpting, set building and clay and puppet fabrication methods combined with stop-motion animation. Armikrog’s characters come to life with tongue-in-cheek humor enhanced by an original soundtrack from songwriter and record producer Terry Scott Taylor.
To celebrate the announcement a new gameplay trailer (above) entitled “Beak-Beak’s Blog” (narrated by Rob Paulsen) has also been released and shows some of the exploits the pair get up to after they crash land on the alien planet.