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Penny Arcade Game

Hothead Games and Penny Arcade announce plans for a cross-platform episodic game based on the popular comic strip that paradoxically can occasionally be a trifle unkind to game developers. Word is:

Penny Arcade and Hothead Games Join Forces to Create Video Games Based on the Penny Arcade Characters and Universe

Bellevue, Washington (August 25, 2006) The creators of online ultracomic Penny Arcade have joined forces with Hothead Games, an independent and experienced video game developer, to collaboratively create video games based on the Penny Arcade comic.

Were really excited to be working with Hothead Games on our first electronic adventure," said writer Jerry Holkins, his clawed feet resting atop a huge slab of granite. "From the moment we laid eyes on them, it was clear they had the technical and creative chops to execute our grim vision. Now that we have pooled our strengths, our dark work may truly begin." Holkins then paused to eat a rat whole.

The first game, entitled Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game initially available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, followed by a version for next-generation consoles. The game will be available by digital download, delivered in episodic format with new installments of the adventure coming out several times a year.

Vlad Ceraldi, President of Hothead Games, says this new venture feels very comfortable for the team Hothead has assembled for the project: All our developers are industry veterans with years of experience translating characters from other media into video games, having been involved with such hits as The Simpsons Hit & Run and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. So working with Penny Arcade to create their first game is a natural fit, and were thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with them. Ceraldi added, Ive promised this with past games, and I stand by it: if the game sucks, Ill eat my shirt.

A release date for the first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures is to be announced.

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23. Re: No subject Aug 25, 2006, 13:25 Ratty
 
I really can't see how this could be good.
I like PA but I think ANYONE could see this is a really STUPID idea. It's so obviously bad that it leads me to think somebody came up with a really good idea for the game and it will be merely branded as PA. I.e., it was the description of the story and gameplay that convinced Hothead Games and not just the Penny Arcade name.

Sure, they're not always funny. What is? But man I've seen some hilarious comics come from them. I wish them all the luck.

 
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