Creative Team Behind Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood Launch New Clay Animated Video Game, Armikrog

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Creative Team Behind Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood Launch New Clay Animated Video Game, Armikrog

 Launch Trailer Released as Pencil Test Unveil their Unique Point and Click Adventure Game for PC, Mac and Linux

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – September. 30, 2015 – Independent game developer Pencil Test Studios in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil have released Armikrog, the highly-anticipated spiritual successor to the cult classic The Neverhood. Armikrog for PC, Mac and Linux is now available to purchase for $24.99 through all major digital retailers, with a deluxe edition featuring the full game soundtrack by Terry Scott Taylor, also available for $29.99.

Armikrog has been created using classic stop motion animation sculpting, set building and clay and puppet fabrication techniques. Follow the adventures of space explorer Tommynaut and his pal Beak-Beak (a blind talking dog) as they crash land on an alien planet, and help them escape from the mysterious fortress called Armikrog.  Guide the pair through a variety of precarious situations in gorgeously hand crafted environments packed with puzzles and a slew of odd inhabitants.  Voiceover talent includes well-known actors Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000).

“We’re proud, exhausted, elated, and humbled to finally launch Armikrog,” said Pencil Test Studios co-founder Mike Dietz. “Without the help of Doug TenNapel who created the original  concept and main characters, Terry S Taylor who produced the ethereal and fun soundtrack, our strong and loyal Kickstarter community and a host of experienced artists and talented volunteers, we would not have managed to bring our collective vision to life.  This is a true form of playable art.  We can’t thank everyone enough.”

“We were incredibly excited when we partnered with the Pencil Test team to help them bring this game to market, and seeing the end product come to life has been very fulfilling” said Versus Evil General Manager Steve Escalante. “Armikrog is truly a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind video game that will appeal to gamers of all ages.”

The launch trailer for Armikrog can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlT0f82hcJg

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.

For more information visit: http://vsevil.net/

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