Earthworm Jim creator ‘Kickstarting’ new clay-based game

Remember that awesome platformer back on the SEGA Genesis called Earthworm Jim? Yeah, who am I kidding? Of course you do! It was pretty popular; it had a few sequels and even its own TV show. Well, the game’s creator, Doug TenNapel, is Kickstarting a new game called Armikrog, and it looks glorious.

Joined by Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield, who also worked on Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood, the trio formed Pencil Test Studios and have been hard at work for the past 12 months on this new point-and-click adventure game. The campaign just started today and has already raised nearly $95,000 of its $900,000 goal, which must be met by June 27. The game is slated to be released on Windows, Mac and Linux and will be distributed through Steam and other digital stores.

The story follows “a space explorer named Tommynaut and his blind alien, talking dog named Beak-Beak. They crash land on a weird planet and end up locked in a mysterious fortress called Armikrog,” according to the Kickstarter page. Along with the musical score being composed by Terry S. Taylor, who also wrote the music for The Neverhood, the game boasts some pretty impressive voice talent, including Jon Heder, Michael J. Nelson, Rob Paulsen and Veronica Belmont.

I put down $90 to get the physical disc. Something about owning a real, tangible box and disc just gets me every time.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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