I still have my original copy of The Neverhood, bestowed upon me when my family bought our first Gateway computer in the mid-'90s. I was in complete awe over the challengingly silly puzzles, phenomenal claymation, and the eclectic soundtrack – however it was the heartfelt charm and innocence that gave the game its hallmark presence.
The Neverhood hasn’t just left its mark on me; it’s one of the most beloved point-and-click adventures in existence, gathering a cult following since its release in 1996. Armikrog is its spiritual successor, coming from the mind of Doug TenNapel and the hands of the distinguished artists from Pencil Test Studios such as Ed Schofield and Mike Dietz. Funded through Kickstarter in 2013, it has seen more than its fair share of delays and kept anticipation from fans on high. But finally, almost 20 years since The Neverhood’s initial release, we have a new adventure.