Neverhood creator Doug Doug TenNapel has announced that he’s making a new, fully stop-motion animated adventure game.
TenNapel’s 1996 claymation adventure game The Neverhood released in 1996, and he made clear that his new project won’t be a sequel, because the license rests firmly with EA. His other notable credit is being the same man who created Earthworm Jim. Not bad eh?
On Facebook TenNapel said, “I want to note that EA is not being bad in protecting their property, and they have no obligation to make an iPhone port or to let me use the character”.
He then added, “I sold them the license after all when I assigned the character rights to Dreamworks Interactive. If it was up to me, I’d make 800 Neverhood sequels the same way that I would make 800 new Earthworm Jim games. It’s not my decision, and it’s not my place. It’s much easier (and frankly, funner) to create something new!”
TenNapel is teaming up with Neverhood animator Mike Dietz and artist Ed Schofield on their new, yet-unnamed title. However, while the game doesn’t have a title, he is asking fans for suggestions as to what he could do on Facebook. Fire words at him here.
Thanks PC Gamer.