Penny Arcade Adventures game goes gold

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Hothead Games has announced that Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One has gone gold master. The game is planned for release through Hothead’s Greenhouse game download service later this quarter and will be available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux (an Xbox 360 version is also planned). It will cost $19.95.

It’s the first in a planned series of 3D RPG adventure games developed around the characters of the popular webcomic Penny Arcade. The game is set in a 1920’s-era fictional city called New Arcadia, where Gabe and Tycho — stars of the webcomic — have their own crime-solving agency called the Startling Developments Detective Agency. You join them after your home is destroyed by a giant robot. Macworld recently offered readers a first look at the game.

Indie game developer Hothead Games created the title in close collaboration with Mike “Gabe” Krahulik, the artist behind Penny Arcade, and Jerry “Tycho” Holkins, the writer. The game features their trademark character creations and ribald, offbeat senses of humor — it’s rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, G4/1.0GHz or better (including Intel), ATI Radeon 9500, Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 or Intel GMA 950 or better with at least 64MB VRAM, 512MB RAM, 350MB hard disk space.

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