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Armikrog.
Preproduction is a WRAP...production has begun!
January 13, 2014 - mike

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since our last update so thank you for being patient. A LOT has been going on here at Pencil Test Studios and we are very pleased to announce that we are really making great progress on Armikrog.

Here's a quick update:

The game design has gone through several revisions and we have finalized the complete design and “pencil test” playable process. This means that all of the levels, character attributes, puzzles and general game flow and ramping exist in a playable form, using hand-drawn elements. We do this so that we can make sure everything is working properly before committing to building specific sets and creating the time-intensive stop motion animation.

Now that this portion of production has been completed, haven now started to physically build the sets! That means getting into the warehouse and taking wood, wire, glue, and paper to start the framework process of building the sets. Once the framework has been built we go into the “dressing” process of adding the details in clay. This is when things really come to life!

We also have all the cinematics for the game story boarded and timed in animatic format. Ready to begin shooting on the actual sets with the real armatures!

Speaking of armatures--our Tommynaut armatures have been professionally crafted by master armature fabricator John Deall. An interesting note is that these hand crafted armatures are made of stainless steel as opposed to the brass ones from the Neverhood. That means they are much stronger and should hold up much better to the rigors and stress involved in stop motion animation.

Armikrog is still tracking for a July 2014 release, so check back for more updates on production.

For more info and images, follow us on Twitter at @Armikog, or on Facebook at facebook.com/armikrog

Thanks for all of your support!

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28 Comments
Irkeninvaderaj1234 Mar 15, 2014 @ 7:46pm 
though i might not have any money when this releases i still might get it in the christmas sale if steam has it
Nutter N00B Jan 27, 2014 @ 7:47am 
Keep up the hard work, I value the time and effort you lot are putting into creating the game in such a unique way. Can't wait for the release!
Teh Nalyd Relwof Jan 21, 2014 @ 4:56pm 
Sweet!
Da Atte Jan 19, 2014 @ 12:55am 
Can't wait for the release of the game!
@tila Jan 17, 2014 @ 3:53pm 
woohoo
[Seek]NeOn_22 Jan 15, 2014 @ 3:30pm 
Awesome Congrats Guys Looking Forward To This!!!!
Krodista Jan 14, 2014 @ 2:02pm 
you can still support the project at armikrog.com

Also, if you are a fan of the Neverhood and/or Armikrog, make sure you sign up for the chumpy cam and/or the forum. Both are filled with interesting things from past and present. A quick example of this would be Lu (a returning vet from Neverhood) is telling stories about the Neverhood each and every Friday. These arent simply short stories, but amazing tales of how things came to be and often why as well.

enyahs42 Jan 14, 2014 @ 9:43am 
Nice, I can't wait!
Vanger Jan 14, 2014 @ 8:37am 
Cool