We first heard word of Armikrog, a point and click claymation adventure game developed by Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield (the guys behind such classic games as Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood) last year when its Kickstarter managed to garner nearly a million dollars for the game’s developer, Pencil Test Studios. Just today, however, the game has finally been picked up by indie game publisher Versus Evil, who will bring the game to PC, Mac and Linux platforms early next year.
“We’re very excited to be working with the team at Versus Evil,” said Mike Dietz, Pencil Test’s co-founder. “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”.
Armikrog tells the whimsical story of space explorer Tommynaut and his blind, alien dog Beak Beak as they crash land on a strange, alien world and become lost in the mysterious fortress known as Armikrog. Supplying voices to these oddball characters are such well known actors as John Herder (Napoleon Dynamite), Michael J Nelson (MST3K), and Rob Paulson (Voice of the Brain in the animated series Pinky and the Brain). For more of the latest gaming news, reviews and interviews be sure to follow @APGNation on Twitter.