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Title: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 28, 2013, 11:11:01 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog

I think I have to back this with like- all the money I can...
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on May 28, 2013, 11:54:55 AM
I backed just enough to get the commentary.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: mrbasehart on May 28, 2013, 12:13:14 PM
Awesome.  I may back this.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: mrbasehart on May 30, 2013, 05:53:31 AM
Aaaand after reading about Doug TenPatel's views on homosexuality, I think I'll pass on giving the guy any money to make his game.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 30, 2013, 10:11:40 PM
This actually came up recently on the comics board.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 30, 2013, 10:32:17 PM
Yeah, I don't always agree with his politics, but I can't stop enjoying his art.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 31, 2013, 04:09:05 AM
I hear ya.  I can't deny it looks pretty darn amazing with an incredible cast.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: tsunami1313 on June 14, 2013, 12:49:31 PM
Yeah I backed this too. Should be a load of fun, hopefully it launches.
Title: New Mike Nelson Video for Armikrog!
Post by: VideoVader on June 20, 2013, 02:33:41 AM
Mike just released a Q&A video on his involvement in the Armikrog game!
"There's a lot of nudity on this thing. I don't know why, but they just said it was mandatory."

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog/posts/515370?ref=activity
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj249/videovader/MichaelJNelsonArmikrogvid_zps1a0bf127.png) (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog/posts/515370?ref=activity)
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Almighty dF on June 20, 2013, 02:57:25 AM
http://gaygamer.net/2011/05/on_ratfist_doug_tennapel_and_w.html

Too bad Doug TenNapel is a gigantic homophobe and xenophobe. I love Mike Nelson, but I can't recommend anyone give money to a person like this, especially after how he treated people on Steam's Greenlight.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: VideoVader on June 20, 2013, 03:35:55 AM
First off, Almighty dF, Doug is fine being with people who are different or believe differently from him.  That's why his company is backing Double Fine's Massive Chalice, which incorporates gay marriage.  Double Fine's Tim Schafer is also endorsing Armikrog.
Second, there's nothing political in the game.  We're told all the time that movie stars' politics should be considered separately from their work, so why not with video game designers?
Third, Doug isn't getting paid any of the money anyway.  All of it is going into production, so all we're supporting is the game:

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog/posts/512248#comments
I've said it before, I'm not making a dime on this game, but a whole lot of other good people will if it gets funded. NONE of the actual content in Armikrog is political or advocating any divisive views, and because I'm not getting paid (and hardly anyone is getting paid on this low of a budget) I don't see how any donations can be sent anywhere. It's an internet meme that funding some project is an endorsement of views, and both the team and our audience are full of a diversity of views and opinions, some that you find repulsive, would be held dear by someone else.

And finally, Mike Nelson believes this is a project worth backing, and so do I!
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: VideoVader on June 20, 2013, 03:42:13 AM
Look how happy Mike is to be involved in such a kickass project!  Wave hi to the camera, Mike!

Peel off the duct tape to watch the clip.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj249/videovader/MichaelJNelsonisworkingofhisownfreewill_zpsdf0a847f.png) (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog/posts/515370#comments)
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: k1 on June 20, 2013, 06:18:22 AM
I went for the $125 level. I love Terry Taylor's music. And I prefer physical media.  :)
Title: New Armikrog Kickstarter Add-Ons: Hand-Painted Character Portraits!
Post by: VideoVader on June 20, 2013, 03:42:05 PM
I went for the $125 level. I love Terry Taylor's music. And I prefer physical media.  :)

Awesome, man!  Thanks for the help!
Speaking of physical media, they just added a bunch of new Add-On items: actual hand-painted character portraits by Doug TenNapel!  Each one painted and signed to order!

$100 per Small Portrait (8.5" x 11")
$200 per Large Portrait (11" x 17")

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/687/511/73cf44e8cc513cc3bdaaba79e25a7a57_large.jpg?1371686341)(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/687/525/cf9dc6f6c66cf4c56d7731d4ab518d0c_large.jpg?1371686485)
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/687/536/810c4452ef0948b1370c579613ba694e_large.jpg?1371686697)(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/687/540/7951f733397ad7cb25efc09e33254bfd_large.jpg?1371686743)

Doug says that each portrait will be slightly different, with various poses or even sepia ink instead of black.  ("If I end up doing 200 of these, the freedom to make them how I love to draw them is the key to sanity.")  Here's a pic of all of the commissions Doug made for his Sketchbook Archives.  You'll get a similar quality and look with your add-on:

(http://tennapel.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/kickstartercommishgroup.jpg)
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: k1 on June 21, 2013, 04:38:40 AM
The update about Nintendo contacting them about a possible Wii U port is awesome! I hope that's able to happen since I would rather play it on a big screen
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on June 21, 2013, 09:40:56 AM
Backed it.  If it gets close to being funded I might splurge for one of those portraits... Very tempting, despite being fairly broke.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: krodista on June 21, 2013, 12:37:14 PM
I simply cannot wait for this to come out. There is nothing better than this out there right now! The world needs more stop motion.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: k1 on June 26, 2013, 04:53:44 PM
FUNDED! Now let's hope they keep going to reach enough for the Wii U version!
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 26, 2013, 07:45:35 PM
So thrilled! Plus Mike Nelson gets to add video game voice actor to his resume. :^)
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 27, 2013, 07:47:10 AM
And the stretch goal has been stretched. Wii U Version is coming!
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 27, 2013, 08:35:07 AM
I checked my bank account then raised my pledge to $125.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on June 27, 2013, 08:56:25 AM
I checked my bank account then raised my pledge to $125.

I check my bank account then cried a little.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: k1 on October 19, 2016, 04:48:30 PM
Did anyone else go for the Physical Deluxe set? Mine still hasn't arrived & I haven't gotten a reply from anyone on Kickstarter or Twitter about if they have gone out yet.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on October 19, 2016, 07:48:36 PM
Did anyone else go for the Physical Deluxe set? Mine still hasn't arrived & I haven't gotten a reply from anyone on Kickstarter or Twitter about if they have gone out yet.

You know, I had some physical rewards and also have not received them, now that you mention it.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 19, 2016, 07:53:19 PM
As of a couple months ago, it was still coming soon. 
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2016, 05:51:51 PM
So how is this game?  I've had it in my wishlist for a year, the reviews are all over the place.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 21, 2016, 05:55:15 PM
I love it. It's not a hand-holder. A lot of the puzzles mean taking notes to make sense of abstract hieroglyphics scattered throughout the game's backgrounds. If that's your cup of tea, it's a darned good cup of tea.
Title: Re: Armikrog - The Claymation Game by Doug Tennapel with Mike Nelson!!!!!
Post by: k1 on October 21, 2016, 06:25:06 PM
It's a bit shorter than I expected as well. But it was really fun!  I still need to play it on the Wii U to check out the unique gameplay with the tablet.


Got a reply!
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Hi
Thanks for the note, and sorry for the delayed response. We're still working on the physical games. Manufacturing has taken longer than we had hoped, but we're working with our publishing partner to help push things along. We don't have a ship date yet, but we'll send out a backer update once we do.
Thanks!
--Ed