‘Penny Arcade’ Game Prequel Comic Goes Online
Penny Arcade is well known in the webcomic world for its wickedly funny lampooning of the videogame industry. On May 21st, they’re becoming a target themselves by releasing Penny Arcade: On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One. The Penny Arcade videogame will premiere as a digital download for Xbox 360, PC, Mac and Linux systems.
The adventure role-playing game imagines the Penny Arcade cast in a 1920s Lovecraftian setting where Gabe and Tycho are a crime-solving team at the Startling Developments Detective Agency in the city of New Arcadia.
To help readers understand Gabe and Tycho’s role in this world, Creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik have created a four-page prequel webcomic that explains what the characters were up to just before the game starts.
In all honesty, they had us when they showed a steampunk version of Fruit F***er, the kitchen juicer gone bad.