Author Topic: Armikrog - A new point and click adventure from the creators of The Neverhood  (Read 4112 times)

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So adventure games are really booming again. The creators of The Neverhood just launched their new Kickstarter for Amrikrog, go check it out.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog?ref=live

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Yeah Armikrog looks awesome! I'm a fan of claymation. I might just have to back this one.

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"What do you make of this guy?"
"Hm... An omelette!"

This is gonna be fun.

And when it comes and blows everyone away, I bet DreamWorks/M$/whoever owns the coppyright to the Neverhood will try to capitalize on the sudden interest. Expect a half-assed, Unity 3D-based Neverhood sequel in a month from Omikrog's release.

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Putting aside any bad stuff the dude has said, The Neverhood was the game that introduced me to point n clicks, I grew up with it, fell in love with it.
And it's safe to say the music and the insane style of it influenced my brother and myself artistically.

I can't wait for this game.

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Five days left to back this nice adventure game but still a lot of money left to make it real:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog

They have added some nice add-ons and tiers for all who would like to pledge some money.

It would be lovely to see this game come alive :) (it was one of the first games I remember playing...)

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A new Kickstarter fan video:

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I remember charming clay-animation. I also remember having to read a LITERAL wall of text. Took me over an hour I think. Back those days they had the guts to annoy a player  (laugh)

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I don't think they're going to make the goal.  They asked for too much in my opinion. And despite raising a third of the money in the first few days, they couldn't keep up any meaningful momentum. Even the last-minute surge is probably not going to push them over the line.

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They asked for too much in my opinion.

Well, I don't think they asked too much when taking in account production costs. Animating in clay and making it work within a game is way more expensive and time-consuming than producing the kind of visuals that, say, Double Fine Adventure or Broken Sword 5 has. Also, Revolution and Double Fine have all the equipment, contacts and team force they need for this kind of job, while these guys haven't made a game in years if I'm not mistaken.
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I will be very sad and depressed if this game doesn't make it. :(
Life is like an adventure without the pixel hunts.

Cyrus

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A cool new update:


Greg Squire

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Whoa I thought this wasn't going to happen, but they are now getting close. Just under $53,000 from their goal now. I'm getting excited about this again. I would love to see this happen.  I'm going to be upping my pledge.

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Yeah, over the past week it seemed to have stopped at just about 600k -- and then yesterday it was 730k all of a sudden, and rising every minute. I decided to back it, too. Fingers crossed!

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You would never believe it, but we just DID IT!
$900,000 to create a wonderful spiritual successor of the Neverhood.

Armikrog. Seize the Clay!

Greg Squire

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Wow! They got their miracle. It's going to happen after all. So excited!

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It's because Notch tweeted about it (the guy who made Minecraft).

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No, it's just been a constant with kickstarters, people only go into crazy pledge mode during the first and the last few days.

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Same with online auctioning sites - eBay and the like. It looks quiet, like no one's interested in the item - until the last thirty minutes or so, and eventually the item reaches 10 times the suggested price.

Anyway, it gets more and more interesting. There's even going to be a Polish version -- supposedly with Polish voice-overs as well -- which is not a common thing for international releases.

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with online auctioning sites - eBay and the like. It looks quiet, like no one's interested in the item - until the last thirty minutes or so, and eventually the item reaches 10 times the suggested price.

Yeah, tell me about it :) eBay snipers can increase item's price by hundreds of dollars within last 3-4 seconds. I bid for Neverhood many times, with no luck.