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Tycho Discusses Penny Arcade Adventures
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Joystiq has published a new interview with Jerry "Tycho" Holkins about the recently released first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. The Q&A covers the difficulties involved with creating the adventure game incarnation of the online comic strip, early reviewer response to the game, and the inspiration for this episode's storyline.

Joystiq: You've intimated several times in the past that you're unsure you would have made the game if you'd known how much work it was going to be. Now that the game is launching, do you still feel that way?
Tycho Brahe: Yeah, yeah ... I said that because it was true. For me the journey is in no way over. Encapsulated in my answer to those questions is the totality of the project. For me the totality of the project is going to continue on for at least another year. Even from now ... the story is four chapters long, and I'm more than halfway through the second game.
Once that's complete we'll be jumping into the third episode, and the fourth one immediately thereafter. For me, when I answer this question, it was taking into account the entirety of the experience. Making one game was difficult but it has not destroyed me. What may destroy me is the reality that by the end of these games we'll have been talking about almost three years total.

Do you take any solace at all in the fact that the first game is launching?
No, absolutely not. That's one of the more difficult things about the process. Making the game is difficult enough, now putting it in front of people is additionally difficult. The way that Mike and I see it is that we're now 25% complete. We're thinking about the whole project, and so for us ... no. Our experience on this project is also, obviously, very different from Hothead's. I can guarantee that Hothead is celebrating.
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