Ron Gilbert helping make the Penny Arcade game

Written by Joe Martin

May 10, 2007 | 12:18

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Famed and respected game developer Ron Gilbert has recently announced that he will be helping to develop the Penny Arcade game, titled Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness.

This is the type of news that makes some of us physically shake with anticipation.

Ron has previously worked on several of the finest adventure games, such as Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island, a series which he created.

The Penny Arcade team announced the game, which is based on several of the well known characters from their comic strip, in August last year. The game is set to be an episodic 3D action-adventure that will be delivered several times a year.

The game will use a 1920's steam-punk timeline with multiple references to the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Ron has said; "I have been a fan of Penny Arcade because I have always found their comic so funny and biting. 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."

So far though, exact details of the game remain sketchy with the exception of an online trailer and fans are nervous that the Penny Arcade writers may be selling out.

Still, with adventure game expert Ron Gilbert on board, it looks like the game is certainly going to be worth keeping an eye on.

So, is Penny Arcade selling out? Is there a three-headed monkey behind you? Do you fight like a cow? Answer these and other questions in our forums.
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