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Spiritual successor to The Neverhood taking shape in Armikrog

It's been nearly twenty years since The Neverhood, and the classic claymation adventure remains pretty much one-of-a-kind to this day. That may soon change, however, as Doug TenNapel is planning to mold a brand new clay-and-puppet adventure called Armikrog.

First character model for Armikrog

Details of the new game are sketchy at this point, but Armikrog will not be a direct successor to The Neverhood, as EA owns the intellectual rights to the original game. However, the "full-sized" point-and-click adventure for PC and Mac will have new characters in TenNapel's "usual style". Working with Pencil Test Studios, Doug will be joined by fellow Neverhood colleagues Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield, with Terry Taylor once again providing the music.

Whether Armikrog ever sees the light of day will be up to fans, however. TenNapel has confirmed to Adventure Gamers that they will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in May to raise funds for production, with an eye towards completing the game sometime in the middle of 2014.

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