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Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Hothead Games on Penny Arcade Game
7:12 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

FiringSquad recently had the chance to interview Joel DeYoung of Hothead Games about the upcoming Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. The interview examines the nature of episodic games and reveals how Hothead became involved in the project.

FiringSquad: Did the idea for making a Penny Arcade game come before the formation of Hothead Games or after and how did the team approach "Gabe" and "Tycho" with the idea?

Joel DeYoung: We've been fans of the comic strip for quite some time, and some of the Hothead guys have known the Penny Arcade guys personally for a while. As for why they chose us to work with them, they can likely shed light on that. We're just thrilled they chose us to build their first game.

FiringSquad: How hard was it to develop a game that is based largely on a web comic that concentates on being critical of the games industry?

Joel DeYoung: The Penny Arcade guys are probably the best to answer this one. I know it's the subject of one of their strips coming up this week, so the irony is certainly not lost on them.

FiringSquad: How much input will the Penny Arcade creators have in the making of the game?

Joel DeYoung: We're definitely making the game *with* them, and everyone is focusing on what they do best. Jerry is writing the story and dialogue, Mike is providing the art direction and we're focused on gameplay. It's a truly collaborative effort.

The full interview is available at the site listed below.

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