Armikrog. targets Wii U with Kickstarter stretch goal


Californian-based independent developer Pencil Test Studios are aiming to self-publish their clay-inspired adventure game Armikrog. on Wii U, and they’re in need of your help to do so.

At the time of writing they are currently sat at $814,156 with 29 hours to go, their stretch goal specifying an aim to achieve $950,000.

Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel has partnered with the indie developer to craft a title that “blurs the lines between art and technology, using stop-motion animation and sculpture to bring this project to life.” It’s certainly a unique concept, and one that has caught Nintendo’s attention.

“As you may have heard, Nintendo recently contacted us to discuss the possibility of releasing Armikrog on the Wii U,” Pencil Test Studios explain. “Our first thought was ‘I wonder if anyone would want to play Armikrog on the Wii U?’ Well… we think YES!!!”

They continue, “In order to make this happen, we’re announcing our first stretch goal of $950,000.

“But wait… why are we announcing a stretch goal when we haven’t hit our initial funding goal yet? Great question! Making a Wii U version of Armikrog was not part of our original budget, but so many people have been asking for it that we feel compelled to respond.

“Achieving this $950,000 stretch goal will cover the additional costs of developing Armikrog on the Wii U–which will be available for download through the Nintendo eShop.”

So, if you’re keen to support another independent developer seeking to gather the funds necessary to get their game on Wii U, head on over to Kickstarter.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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