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Armikrog: Giving Life to Tommynaut

Armikrog: Giving Life to Tommynaut

Armikrog: Giving Life to Tommynaut

Pencil Test Studios shares how the character came into being


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News: Armikrog Gameplay Trailer – November 20, 2014
Upcoming Release: Indie Developer Pencil Test Studios Partners with Versus Evil to Launch Armikrog – November 10, 2014
Upcoming Release: Armikrog Trailer, Screens, Info – January 22, 2014

Yes, folks, Kickstarter-backed/Greenlit Armikrog is still coming. Sure, the game is taking awhile and the release date has been pushed back a couple of times. At this point, all we have is simply 2015. 

But come on, this is stop-motion (“Claymation”) stuff. I mean, it takes about 26 years to make three seconds’ worth of game footage. Well, maybe not that long, but as someone who has actually tried her hand at stop-motion animation, I can tell you it’s very time-consuming; more so than other forms of animation.

While we’re waiting for the game’s release, here are some screens and a video showing how developer Pencil Test Studios, creators of The Neverhood, gave birth to Tommynaut.   

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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