The guys over at Penny Arcade have been producing some of game industry’s funniest and most revealing web comics since before I can remember. I’ve always been a huge fan, but that didn’t stop me from being completely unaware of their involvement in the creation of a new game concept – an episodic one to boot! I blame it all on my Chinese manufactured “Western Media Blinders” – usually awesome, for instance I have no idea what drugs Brittany and her friends are shoveling into their children these day, but then I miss cool industry news like this!
Turns out they’ve worked with Hot Head Games to develop and recently deliver “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness” which is, as their website informs us:
…an episodic RPG-Adventure game set in a deranged comic-book-meets-pulp-horror universe. Armed with unconventional weaponry, you join forces with the Startling Developments Detective Agency to make war on bizarre enemies and solve the mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia.
From the hilarious and twisted minds of Penny Arcade creators Mike â€˜Gabeâ€™ Krahulik and Jerry â€˜Tychoâ€™ Holkins, legendary game designer Ron Gilbert and veteran producers at Hothead Games comes a 100% authentic and hilarious Penny Arcade experience.
All episodes of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness are available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Windows, Mac and Linux.
I’ve got to say: Awesome! I’m really looking forward to this one.