This May Be the Greatest Video Game News in the History of Video Game News

Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim and one of the most creative graphic novelists on the planet, is working on a new video game. He announced some of the details on Facebook this week.

Through the years Neverhood fans have asked for another game, and I'm partnering with my EWJ and Neverhood buddies Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield to make a full sized, PC and Mac point and click adventure game in clay and puppet animation. New characters, but in my usual style.

TenNapel's "usual style" is mind blowing. The Neverhood debuted on the Dreamworks Interactive label in 1996. It was a point-and-click adventure built entirely in clay and animated via stopmotion. Here's a taste, and keep in mind that he did this in 1996 on PCs that can't even compete with today's smart phones for processing power.

TenNapel followed the Neverhood up with SkullMonkeys for the PS1. It was a platformer, and also amazing.