Yesterday, I supported a Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog initiative for www.Armikrog.com . If you don’t know what that is, you are in for a treat! It is a project created by Pencil Test Studios Inc and Doug TenNaple. He’s the guy that gave us the NeverHood and EarthWorm Jim. He’s also created the great webcomic http://ratfist.com.
Why am I so excited about this project? A whole bunch of reasons. The most important being that Armikrog is a video game that uses Clay Animation as it’s medium. It looks incredible. A great cast of voices are involved in thins one Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theatre), Veronica Belmont (Co-host of Revision3’s Tekzilla), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Surf’s Up and Blades of Glory), Rob Paulsen, the voice of Pinky (Pinky and the Brain), Yakko (Animatics) and Scott Kurtz (Creator of the PVP webcomic.
Oh! And if that is not enough, the soundtrack will be done by award winning composer of the Neverhood soundtrack, Terry S. Taylor. This is worth the youtube search to hear this guy. His tunes are a perfect fit to a clay animated video game.
This game is set to be released next year. They have raised over $970,000.oo for this game. I am really excited!!