With 16 hours to go, the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for claymation adventure game, and The Neverhood spiritual successor Armikrog has reached its US$900,000 funding goal.
Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim™ (Interplay) and The Neverhood™ (Electronic Arts) has partnered with Pencil Test Studios, to create what some have called The Neverhood's "spiritual successor" -- a clay and puppet animated adventure game called ARMIKROG.
The founders of Pencil Test Studios, Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield (also from Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood), have assembled much of the original Neverhood development team to create a brand new game that blurs the lines between art and technology, using stop-motion animation and sculpture to bring this project to life.
The US$900K mark secures the game's development for a DRM-free release on PC, Mac and Linux, currently aiming at a July 2014 launch.
If the project makes it to $950K, a Wii U version will also be committed to, promising to make use of the console's unique table controller in numerous ways.
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