The creator of Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood has formed an indie developer called Pencil Test Studios, and they are currently trying to use Kickstarter to fund a project called Armikrog. Armikrog is a claymation adventure game, as was The Neverhood, about a space explorer named Tommynaut and his blind dog Beak-Beak, whom Pencil Test describes as "kind of like [Tommynaut's] drinking buddy." In the game, Armikrog is a the "mysterious fortress" which Tommynaut and Beak-Beak become locked in after they crash land on a strange planet.
After chatting with Nintendo a bit, Pencil Test Studios has also announced an Armikrog stretch goal of $950,000 that, if reached, will land the game on Wii U:
"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!!!"
Unfortunately, funding is looking grim as Armikrog has only accrued $638,496 out of its $900,000 goal, and it only has 3 days left to get funded! So, if you're interested in zany characters, claymation, point-and-click adventures, The Neverhood, or Earthworm Jim, you can head over to Armikrog's Kickstarter page and help bring it back from the depths!
Armikrog is even set to feature some excellent voice acting talent from the likes of Mystery Science Theater 3000's Micheal J. Nelson, Tekizilla's Veronica Belmont, Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder, Pinky and The Brain's Rob Paulsen, and the PVP webcomic's Scott Kurts.
If the stretch goal was reached, the Wii U version of the game would have some exclusive features built in to take advantage of the Wii U GamePad, many of which have pictures on Armikrog's Kickstarter page. Some of the ideas Pencil Test is toying with include the ability to drag-and-drop your inventory items from the GamePad screen into the game's main screen (depicted below), look through the Wii U GamePad to look through the afterlife-envisioning visor of Beak-Beak as a sort of "seeing device," or use the Wii U GamePad's touch functionality to solve certain puzzles.