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Holy Fucking Shit

As of me posting this, there is nothing about this on the Penny Arcade front page, so here it is incase you haven’t heard:

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.

“We’re 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 we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with them.� Ceraldi added, “I’ve promised this with past games, and I stand by it: if the game sucks, I’ll eat my shirt.�

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

So yeah… holy crap. Awesome.

I hope it comes out on the WII/Revolution.

That is holy fucking shit awesome.

OK, I just spent the last hour trying to grok what will happen if they do a comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic based on the game based on the comic ERROR TIMEOUT HAS OCCURED ON LINE 426…ABORT RETRY FAIL

THAT is some awesome news!

[...] Item: Looks like Fleen broke some news about a PENNY ARCADE video game made by Hothead Games. Man, will that be neat to run around and be a fruitfucker? I think some people’s dream’s just came true. LINK [...]

Ha! I interviewed Tycho last week and had said I’d love a game with Gabe/Mike’s art, so this announcement cracked me up!

I’m THERE!

ok they its official , theyactually done it , thats its a dream that all the gamers have.

have their own videogame.

Gieni & Crosby have a good take on this in today’s Sore Thumbs.

What.

Holy Balls…

[...] Uncategorized Following up on the news about the Penny Arcade game, (can you tell I’m excited?) there is an interview with Joel DeYoung  of Hothead Games over on Firing Squad that answers a few preliminary questions, these answers being mostly “it’s too early to say” or “ask those Penny Arcade guys”. Two of the more interesting nougats: [...]

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.

[...] Interesting thing about the Sam & Max nod: you could almost consider the chapter-oriented game (and BONE, also from Telltale and the forthcoming PA game) to be a form of digital (playable) comics themselves. Interestingly, rumor is that the S&M people approached a pair of webcomics writers at SDCC last year to write for the series. They got blown off, but still, interesting. [...]

[...] me as, “We were talking to [Valve] about a bunch of other stuff (and no, nothing to do with our game :), and were just brainstorming different ways to work together. This one just popped up.” I [...]

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