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A new adventure game made of clay. From the Neverhood creators - made possible because of YOU, our generous supporters.
A new adventure game made of clay. From the Neverhood creators - made possible because of YOU, our generous supporters.
A new adventure game made of clay. From the Neverhood creators - made possible because of YOU, our generous supporters.
18,126 backers pledged $974,578 to help bring this project to life.

FUNDED--because of you!!!

Hi everyone--As many of you might already know, we've just hit our funding goal!!!

We are incredibly humbled by the support that you, the Backers, have given to this project. Here at the studio we are excited (and relieved) that we've made it this far, but we're also excited to know that all of you will now get to play Armikrog...a game that some of you have waited years for!

So, what's next?!? We're still focused on our Wii U stretch goal--there's not much time left, but we've seen amazing things happen in the last 24 hours, and you all have given us a reason to believe that we can still accomplish more!!!

From Ed and the Pencil Test Studios team -- THANK YOU!!!

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    1. Creator Hitoshura on June 30, 2013

      I'm so happy to hear you guys succeeded!!!

    2. Creator Armikrog. Army | Alexander J on June 28, 2013

      I'm happy bow-pa bow-pa bow-pa bow-pa bow-ow-ow... Hah! I love you guys! :D :D

      I'm finally going to get that original, handmade Klaymen sketch I've wanted for 15 years...

    3. Creator Reggie Norman on June 28, 2013

      Hooraaaay :3 this is going to be SO amazing.

    4. Creator Melanie mills on June 27, 2013

      I am just so darned excited (and relieved... phew!). Awesome experience and I can hardly wait to play the new game and hear the toons! Great job everyone!

    5. Creator Tarwin Stroh-Spijer on June 27, 2013

      Oh man, that was close. I was so scared!

    6. Creator Pablo Mera | Armikrog. Army $4.96 on June 27, 2013

      You guys take a couple of days to relax. We want you at your best to start with the game! ;)

    7. Creator Michal Plichta on June 27, 2013

      @TenNapel: Take one day off, you earned it!

    8. Creator LanceCharleson on June 27, 2013

      So how soon do you guys at Pencil Test Studioes plan on starting developent of Armikrog? :D

    9. Creator TenNapel on June 27, 2013

      I'm exhausted.

    10. Creator Michal Plichta on June 27, 2013

      DONE! Just like that! Awesome! I know you promise polish translation but if you can make one puzzle more when you skip it, is 100% fine for me!

    11. Creator MajDroid on June 27, 2013

      gentlemen, congratulations and looking forward to the game

    12. Creator Alexey on June 27, 2013

      WOW! it was like a thriller :-)
      We did it!

    13. Creator Johan Weiss on June 27, 2013

      Congradulations to Pencil Test Studios and all the backers!
      Thank you, dear developers, for the great hits of the past (special thanks from my side for the Skullmonkeys) and we are looking further to play the new unbelievable game! =)
      2 Leonid: it's your own vision. Neverhood was too popular due to the great animation&story, amazing soundtrack by Mr. Taylor and amusing local translation.

    14. Creator TenNapel on June 27, 2013

      The final countdown. Thank you all so much. We're making a game! A puppet animation game!

    15. Creator Lutojar on June 27, 2013

      YEAH! we did it! I'm very happy for you, guys!!!

    16. Creator Marielba Cancel Olmo on June 27, 2013

      I'm so happy for you guys!

    17. Creator Paul Cook on June 27, 2013

      Kudos guys, it seems amazing seeing 3-4 days ago you guys were $300,000 short

    18. Creator Matthew Sample II - Armikrog. Army $4.96 on June 27, 2013

      I was really looking hard at those tshirts.....

    19. Creator TenNapel on June 27, 2013

      @Armikrog Army, I'm stoked we reached 18,000 backers. That's just a huge audience of players, and a huge force for the good of gaming. You've all really left Mike, Ed and I with our jaws dropped open. We thought big on this game, and you all built a foundation under this big thinking to sustain it.

      We hope you know that we're going to be frugal and responsible with the budget you've entrusted to us so we can maximize those dollars to create the biggest, most creative and highest quality of game we can possibly squeeze out.

      I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but because I value our pool of donors and the way that all of this money helps everyone, I don't want to leave the last 30 minutes and call it a victory. We need you all to still consider add ons... how about a T shirt? You've all worked so hard, that you deserve our own efforts to the very end, and our best efforts over this year to create just an insane game.

      Thanks again, we're floored by this opportunity you've provided.

    20. Creator Brian Solow on June 27, 2013

      Congratulations on passing the WIIU stretch goal. I'm looking forward to playing this on my WIIU (regardless if it digital download or retail). By the way is there any chance an earthworm jim game could happen?

    21. Creator Ross86 Games on June 27, 2013

      I don't know if the costs make sense, but I figured I'd register my interest anyway in a boxed copy of the Wu version. That would be very cool to put on the shelf.

    22. Creator Ross86 Games on June 27, 2013

      Congratulations! We are very happy to see this project come to fruition, and even more excited that it will be on Wii U.

    23. Creator Dale Reed on June 27, 2013

      Congrats on reaching the WiiU stretch goal!

    24. Creator KSimms ✵ ✵ on June 27, 2013

      Congrats on having the third most successful adventure game campaign in Kickstarter history. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving dream. Way to go, Doug, Mike and Ed!

      #1 $ 3.33M Double Fine Adventure 87,142 Backers
      #2 $ 1.53M Dreamfall Chapters 21,858 Backers
      #3 (in progress) 0.95M Armikrog. 17,970 Backers
      #4 $ 0.77M Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse Adventure 14,032 Backers
      #5 $ 0.65M Make Leisure Suit Larry come again 14,081 Backers
      #6 $ 0.59M Tex Murphy - Project Fedora 6,963 Backers

    25. Creator Joel Jones on June 27, 2013

      It's coming to Wii U!!!!!!

    26. Creator JackDandy on June 27, 2013

      Glad to see this got funded. Me and my friend are very much looking forward to it.

    27. Creator TenNapel on June 27, 2013

      $950-- BOOM! The Armikrog Army is on fire.

    28. Creator Wan Kit Fong on June 27, 2013

      omg, we're going to hit the stretch goal.

    29. Creator Stephen "Switt!" Wittmaak on June 27, 2013

      SO glad this hit it's target, it's my birthday present to myself today! And what better way to celebrate!

    30. Creator BF3000 on June 27, 2013

      There is more. :)…

    31. Creator Kasia Pirog on June 27, 2013

      Whoop whoop! So happy, well done guys! :-)

    32. Creator TenNapel on June 27, 2013

      @Leonid, thanks for sharing that! I love the art style and imagination in that show... hadn't seen it before.

    33. Creator Leonid on June 27, 2013

      One of the reasons why Neverhood was a huge hit in Russia is because we have a very popular clay animation cartoon called "The clay crow". As a child, I've seen that cartoon probably hundred of times. So, when Neverhood came out, it hit a familiar chord.
      You can check it out here:…

    34. Creator pascal blanche on June 27, 2013

      congratz and long live claymation!

    35. Creator Arturo Gutiérrez on June 27, 2013

      We did it! I can't believe it. I was really afraid Armikrog wasn't going to happen, but now I can breathe in relief.
      Wish you the best for the Wii U stretch (personally I don't own any console, I'm a pc gamer all the way), and most of all, best of lucks with the rest of the developement process. Take your time and have fun! I think that while we backers are eager to see the finished game, we shouldn't put that pressure on the Armikrog team. No game is great if the developers where not having fun while doing it.
      Although I as a fan do want some behind the scenes while you work in the game!

    36. Creator TenNapel on June 27, 2013

      Wow! One of the things that has been interesting to me over these last 30 days is going to bed and waking up to see what the international audience has done with the campaign. Our non-US audience is huge and we couldn't make Armikrog without you.

      We not only love to see you participate in Armikrog, but we get to hear all of your stories about how you played the Neverhood growing up. The US gaming press never reported how widespread of an international hit the Neverhood was (mostly through piracy!) but we always got your fanmail over the last 15 years. I heard your stories, every week a new handful of emails... mostly from Russia!

      You have asked for years about a new Neverhood game, and we couldn't get that off the ground so Armikrog is one thing solid that we know we can give you... I'll make a call to EA about Neverhood now that this has successfully funded.

      There's still just a few hours left in the campaign, make sure all of your friends are in... make sure you've got your Chumpy Cam add-ons!

    37. Creator Ersi Ni on June 27, 2013

      Congratulations to you and me!!! Go Team!

    38. Creator Daniel Schulze | Armikrog. Army $4.96 on June 27, 2013

      Woooohoooo ♥ ♥ ♥…

      I´m gonna do the wee-wee dance till I´m pee-peed in my Pants from excitement!! :D

      Thank you guys, for making this happen.

    39. Creator Kyle Smith on June 27, 2013

      FANTASTIC! Now I can breathe again.
      Congrats good people.
      Can't wait to see this one take shape. :D

    40. Creator Hemisphere Ormsby on June 27, 2013

      HOLY MOLEY!!!! COMON WiiU!!!

    41. Creator Sam Lee Altamiranov on June 27, 2013

      Just peldged - $9694 until Wii U stretch goal. We can do this!

    42. Creator Patrik on June 27, 2013

      How much of the funding will come from investment companies and/or Pencil Test? I'd be surprised if the game is funded by fans alone

    43. Creator Freddy on June 27, 2013

      wohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ! congrats to all of us :D

    44. Creator Tobias Hellgren on June 27, 2013

      Only 11k from a Wii U version, you guys!

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    47. Creator Alessandro Saiko on June 27, 2013

      Wow, that was close, but first of all CONGRATULATIONS!!!
      I'm so proud to be a port of the Armikrog. Army which made this happen and now go get the those 12k$ so that I can play this gem on my Wii U :D

    48. Creator Wouter F. Goedkoop on June 27, 2013

      Wow! What a ride this must have been for you, although the real ride's about to start!

      I'm truly excited about such a creative project seeing the light of day, good luck to you all at Pencil Test Studios!