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Indie Developer Pencil Test Studios Partners with Versus Evil to Launch Armikrog

Indie Developer Pencil Test Studios Partners with Versus Evil to Launch Armikrog

Indie Developer Pencil Test Studios Partners with Versus Evil to Launch Armikrog

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Armikrog Trailer, Screens, Info – January 22, 2014

Indie developer Pencil Test Studios has announced their partnership with independent games publisher Versus Evil to release Armikrog on PC, Mac and Linux in early 2015. Armikrog is a ground-breaking stop-motion clay-animated adventure game. It’s the latest creation from industry veterans Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield, the creative talent behind the video game classics Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood.

“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”.

Featuring voice talent including Jon Heder (star of Napoleon Dynamite), Michael J. Nelson (star of Mystery Science Theatre 3000), and Rob Paulson (the voice of Pinky in Pinky and the Brain),  Armikrog blurs the lines between traditional art forms and technology as the game follows the story of an enthusiastic space explorer named Tommynaut and his blind talking alien dog named Beak Beak.  Having crash-landed on a weird planet, they find themselves locked in a mysterious fortress called Armikrog.  This is where the real adventure begins!

Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil: “There is simply nothing like Armikrog and our team couldn’t be happier to be working with such a creative team.

“It is a magical experience walking into their studio to see all the handcrafted sets, puppets and props. The combination of traditional clay sculpting with stop motion animation delivers such a unique look and an in-game aesthetic so genuine, it draws you in. The team at Pencil Test have created one of the most unique and beautiful game experiences I have ever seen.”

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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