From the creators of the Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood games, comes a ground breaking stop motion clay animated adventure game called Armikrog. Based on characters created by Doug TenNapel, the game follows the adventures of a space explorer named Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog named Beak-Beak as they crash land on a weird planet and end up locked in a mysterious fortress called Armikrog.

The game is being created using classic sculpting, set building and clay & puppet fabrication methods combined with stop-motion animation. Voiceover talent, including well-known actors Jon Heder (Napoeon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000) bring Armikrog’s characters to life with tongue-in-cheek humor enhanced by the original soundtrack from American songwriter and record producer Terry Taylor.

"Pencil Test Unveils Armikrog"

− IGN

"New Claymation Video Game from the Creators of 'Earthworm Jim'"

− Rotoscopers

"Armikrog coming to PlayStation"

− PlayStation Blog

"The Neverhood creators launch Kickstarter for spiritual successor Armikrog"

− Eurogamer

The Pencil Test team have brought this unique universe to life with quirky, loveable characters, colorful environments, mind-bending puzzles.

Ed Schofield

Ed Schofield has directing and producing credits on a wide variety of projects and has held the position of studio animation director for both Foundation 9 and THQ’s Heavy Iron video game studios. An accomplished animator with experience in hand drawn, stop motion and CG techniques, Ed has worked on games, commercials, television shows and films for high profile clients such as Microsoft, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Nickelodeon. Ed was the winner of the World Animation Celebration award for Best Animation Produced for Games for The Neverhood, and in 2009 was nominated for an Annie Award in the category of Best Animated Videogame for Pixars WALL-E. Ed also served for several years on the board of directors for Web Wise Kids, the nation’s leading non-profit organization that teaches kids about internet safety though interactive games.

Mike Dietz

Mike Dietz pioneered animation processes early in his career which allowed hand drawn animation to be successfully incorporated into video games, and has since been a driving force on a variety of projects integrating hand drawn and hand crafted elements into games. Using these techniques in conjunction with his passion for animation, Dietz set the benchmark for animation quality on such games as Disney’s Aladdin, Earthworm Jim and the stop motion animated cult classics The Neverhood and SkullMonkeys. Additionally, Dietz served as director for several episodes of the award winning animated sitcom The PJs, co-directed the short Squirly Town for Nickelodeon’s Random Cartoon Show, and animated on the stop motion animated It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!. In 2008, Mike won an Annie award for his efforts as animation director on Pixars Ratatouille video game.

Lu Gigliotti

Luis Gigliotti is a games industry veteran with over 20 years experience, having worked as creative director, producer and designer on a variety of titles such as James Bond’s Tomorrow Never Dies and The World’s Not Enough, Red Dead Revolver, Warhammer 40K, Darksiders, DmC:Devil May Cry, Fightback, and of course the stop motion classics The Neverhood and SkullMonkeys. Over the years Luis has amassed a diverse portfolio of critically acclaimed and profitable games with developers and publishers such as DreamWorks Interactive, Electronic Arts, Angel Studios, Rockstar Games and THQ, where Luis launched his own development studio, Concrete Games.

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