pennyarcadelogo.pngIrreverent online comic, Penny Arcade, is to become an episodic adventure game in the vein of the Monkey Island series, all the more so as Ron Gilbert, the legendary adventure game developer is working with them to produce it. More details about Penny Arcade: On The Rain-Slicked Precipice Of Darkness will be announced at the end of the month. Gabe from Penny Arcade had this to say about working with Ron:

“We had our first meeting with Ron pretty early in the design process. Tycho and I were getting the story fleshed out and we had some ideas about the design and over all pace of the game. We laid it all out for Ron and then he picked up a whiteboard marker and started teaching class. I’m not sure how many people can say they got a game design 101 course taught by Ron Gilbert, but that’s exactly what Tycho and I got that day. His insights into the way you move the player through an interactive story so that they get to explore the world but don’t loose the narrative were incredible. He was drawing diagrams and helping us really visualize the game in a way that had never even occurred to us. We’re ridiculously lucky to have him on board and helping us with On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One.”

(From Firing Squad and Penny Arcade.)

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