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Adventure Game vet Ron Gilbert to work on Penny Arcade Game

We're big Penny Arcade fans here at Channel 10 so the addition of Ron Gilbert to the game is really exciting.  Here's part of the press release below. 

"Hothead Games is pleased to announce that Ron Gilbert is working closely with the company on the development of its highly anticipated game title Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness.

As the co-creator of the Monkey Island series, Gilbert was one of the foremost pioneers of the classic adventure genre. He created numerous critically acclaimed classics like Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken before moving on to found Humongous Entertainment in 1992. Humongous released a number of successful titles under his leadership, including several produced under the company's subsidiary label Cavedog Entertainment.

"I have been a fan of Penny Arcade because I have always found their comic so funny and biting," said Gilbert. "When I first heard they were making a game and that they had chosen to weave adventure game elements into it, I knew immediately I wanted to be involved. Working with the Penny Arcade guys and the team at Hothead has been an absolute riot."

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One is the first chapter of the planned episodic Penny Arcade Adventures game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The downloadable game will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho. Hothead is working with the Penny Arcade creators and Gilbert in an intense collaborative development process".


Laura had a chance to interview the Penny Arcade guys about their new game at CES. 
 

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  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    Penny Arcade is great.  I have been reading of Gabe and Tycho's adventures for about two years now and am really excited to see them branching into games.  I mean, c'mon, you have to admit the title of the game alone is pure awesome and appeals to all of us who grew up in the late seventies and eighties.  With Gilbert onboard the project, I really think this will be a classic arcade adventure game in no time.  The fact that it finds its origin in comics from the start lends it to good episodic content.  I really hope the game finds its way to Xbox live arcade in due time.

    BTW...great choice of a classic penny arcade pac-man strip screenshot, Tina.  I can see that as an example of something that might sit on your desk or be taped to your monitor. Smiley

  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    Penny Arcade is great.  I have been reading of Gabe and Tycho's adventures for about two years now and am really excited to see them branching into games.  I mean, c'mon, you have to admit the title of the game alone is pure awesome and appeals to all of us who grew up in the late seventies and eighties.  With Gilbert onboard the project, I really think this will be a classic arcade adventure game in no time.  The fact that it finds its origin in comics from the start lends it to good episodic content.  I really hope the game finds its way to Xbox live arcade in due time.

    BTW...great choice of a classic penny arcade pac-man strip screenshot, Tina.  I can see that as an example of something that might sit on your desk or be taped to your monitor. Smiley

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