Armikrog Kickstarter Gets Noticed By Nintendo

Last month we featured the Kickstarter project for Armikrog in our roundup of 5 Kickstarter Projects Making Waves. From that article…

Do you remember Earthworm Jim? It was a shooting game released on Sega Genesis in the 90′s and was a pretty huge success. Now the creators of that game have reunited to create a new stop-motion animation adventure game called Armikrog.

In order to keep costs low and speed to market high, many of the same production methods and techniques the team has used before will be employed again in the making of Armikrog.

This weekend Eurogamer.net reported that Armikrog co-creator Mike Dietz has posted a Kickstarter update that reveals that Nintendo reached out to the Armikrog team about releasing the game on Wii U. From that update…

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

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.

The campaign for Armikrog only has three days left and is still about 30% short of a $900,000 goal at the time of writing. Will it meet the goal? It would take one heck of a late push by Kickstarter’s gaming enthusiasts, but it isn’t unheard of. We’ll see if the team behind the game has the PR savvy to make it happen.


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