LAKE FOREST, Calif. – June 9, 2015 – 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 18 and fans who pre-order the game will get a 10% discount.
While the standard edition will roll out at $24.99 | €24.99 | ₤18.99, 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. The Deluxe Edition will retail for $29.99 | €29.99 | ₤23.99.
“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 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. The trailer can be watched here:
For more information about Armikrog, visit http://www.armikrog.com.
About Pencil Test Studios
Pencil Test Studios is an independent game development and animation production studio founded in 2009 by game industry veterans Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield. Located in Lake Forest, Calif., the studio specializes in content creation, development and production services for games, mobile devices, film, and television, while offering many different animation styles including 2D, 3D, stop motion and mixed media. The studio has collaborated on numerous successful videogame franchises with high profile clients such as Disney, Pixar, and Activision, providing extensive experience and familiarity working within a wide variety of game production pipelines.
About Versus Evil
Versus Evil, LLC is a US based independent video game publisher. The company was founded on the principles of helping independent game developers be financially and creatively successful in the highly competitive video games market. Led by group of AAA games industry veterans, Versus Evil’s services include the full suite of publishing support including brand marketing, community, social, PR, creative, production, QA, legal, distribution and other general business support. As a global publisher, the Versus Evil team is strategically placed around the world with presences in California, Texas, Maryland, New York, and London and works with indie studios in North America, South America, and Europe.