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Penny Arcade's Episodic Adventures Live On In With The Written Word

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Followers of Penny Arcade's foray into game development may never see the last two chapters of their Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness come to video game form. But the series will continue, if only in text.

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Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins unveiled the beginnings of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode Three earlier this week, the best bet players will have for seeing the planned four part series wrap up. Holkins writes that On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will update "on Tuesdays, more if I can, but always on Tuesday."

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The developer of the first two chapters of Penny Arcade Adventures, Hothead Games, moved on from the creation of that now-canned episodic series to develop the recently released DeathSpank.

On The Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness: Episodic Adventures [Penny Arcade - thanks, mienvard!]

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I'm truly saddened that the games didn't sell well enough to finish the series.

I guess they have something a niche audience, in that half the fun was going "how will they make a 1920s, steampunk version of each Penny Arcade character?" But c'mon, tens of thousands of people go to PAX each year. You'd think a lot of those people would also buy the game.

But even if you don't count that, they were funny games that had a simple yet skill-requiring battle system, and pretty neat art design (which it seems that DeathSpank has inherited to some extent).

I'm sad to see them go. If you like Penny Arcade at all, and want to play a solid game that is 1 part Monkey Island-style adventure game, 2 parts Final Fantasy active-time-battles, then pick these games up.

You will enjoy them.