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Claymation point & click adventure Armikrog coming to PlayStation 4 next week

19 August 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a post on the PlayStation blog, it was announced that Pencil Test Studios’ Kickstarter-funded claymation puzzler Armikrog will be coming to PlayStation 4 later this month.

The game, developed by the creators of Earthworm Jim and Skullmonkeys, centers around Tommynaut, a space explorer who crash-lands on a planet called Spiro 5 and ends up locked inside a fortress called Armikrog. Tommynaut is accompanied by his talking, sometimes flying, dog Beak-Beak, who is color blind, but is able to see special wavelengths that Tommynaut can’t. An announcement trailer can be seen below…

Armikrog, considered to be a spiritual successor to The Neverhood, was created with “old school stop-motion” clay animation, meaning that the developers painstakingly created every frame of capture with puppets and handmade sets. The game also includes voiceover work from Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain), and Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000), and »

- Shaun Eddleston

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The Top 100 Your Sinclair Zx Spectrum Games: #17 – Starquake

11 August 2016 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Carefully removing Underwurlde from the cassette player, placing it into its case and then popping said game into a box marked, “Never to be played again” – currently occupied by Football Manager, Hypersports and International Match Day – we load up the next game in the Your Sinclair Top 100 and we’re instantly met with another ruddy platformer!  However giving No.#17 the benefit of the doubt we dive into Starquake hoping for the best.

Starquake was published by Bubble Bus Software back in 1985, programmed by Stephen J. Crow who has gone on to be involved with such games as Disney’s Aladdin (Sega), Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 (Sega) and World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade (Blizzard).  

When a rogue planet appears from out of a Black Hole, its core so unstable that it will lay waste to our Galaxy, our only hope lies with Blob (Bio-Logically Operated Being).  Taking control of Blob you need to traverse this unstable world, »

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