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So you guys may have heard that the folks at Penny Arcade are making an episodic adventure/rpg hybrid game called Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. Another humor-focused episodic game based on the wacky antics of a pair of comic characters; maybe it'll start being churned out right after Sam and Max Season One finishes up. The trailer was released just recently:

Snarky part: I wonder how difficult the adventure parts of this game would be, considering how their fans view the difficulty of the Sam and Max episodes (Hint: Not the wild complaints about it being "too easy" that you may see elsewhere).
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  • Thanks for posting the clip. It's interesting to finally see what they've been working on.

    The switch from the 2D cutscene to the 3D gameplay was a little jarring, but it'll probably just take some getting used to (I don't want to come across as one of those "they'll be ruined in 3D!" people, what with Sam & Max being 3D and all... :D). The environments look pretty nice... I look forward to exploring them.

    I wonder how much of the game is story and how much is action?

    EDIT: It's funny, reading the comments on Kotaku -- so many of them sound exactly like what people were saying about Sam & Max a year ago. :p
  • So......... when's Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Game coming?? I've always preferred CAD to Penny Arcade...
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    Emily;24535 said:
    EDIT: It's funny, reading the comments on Kotaku -- so many of them sound exactly like what people were saying about Sam & Max a year ago. :p
    I noticed that as well :)

    The PA game looks cool!
  • LMAO! I was about to tear into you before I read the spoiler.... but yeah, I like CAD, I see alot of myself in Ethan, frighteningly enough.
  • ShaggE;24537 said:
    So......... when's Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Game coming?? I've always preferred CAD to Penny Arcade...
    I don't really like either comic, to be honest, but I still end up reading CAD every day for some totally unknown reason. Penny Arcade, I just can't get into at all.

    Someone on the CAD forums is making an unofficial CAD game. I don't know if it's up to much, I haven't played it yet, but here's the topic anyway:
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    I made a logo* and a few pieces of promo art for an unofficial PA mod for Jedi Academy, themed around the cardboard tube stuff. They never really used it outside a wallpaper or two, and then the project fell apart, like they all do. True story!

    * surprised I still have that around!
  • I'm a little disappointed in the 3D versions of the characters, though they do look a little better in motion than they do just standing still.

    I think part of my disappointment is how much I liked the 3D models from Cardboard Tube Showdown (whose site is now owned by squatters, unfortunately.).
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    Gabe made a post over on the PA forums which has been making the rounds:
    Hey guys, I just wanted to hopefully clarify some of the stuff in that trailer.

    First of all, we probably should not have dropped that trailer just yet. Our 3D stuff just isn’t ready.

    Okay, with that said. I’m glad we can all pretty much agree the 2D intro is cool. It shows off the detective agency that Gabe and Tycho work at and gives some clues about the world. I like it.

    The decision to add the 3D stuff was made at the last minute. We were afraid people might think the entire game was 2D. We put the 3D stuff in there to show that we intend to create a 3D game. It was just way too soon to show that stuff. There are a lot of effects we have planned like cell shading that just aren’t in yet. There’s still a ton of work to do in order to really define the look of the game.

    Honestly the feedback we’re getting here is super valuable so I appreciate that. I can also assure you that I would never allow the game to ship if I didn’t think it looked cool. I’m with you guys. The 3D stuff we have to show now is not up to par. I also know that the people have working on it are good people and they can do this. We’ll get it there.
    I wonder if they deliberately put up this comic only a couple days before the teaser came out.
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    Shauntron Telltale Staff
    I was an honorable mention in the first Dr. Raven Darktalon coloring contest.

    Having material hosted on PA webspace is kinda like a trophy. Score!

    Anyway I figured it was a rough, early build. Cell shading would make the most sense. Usually, unless i'm getting a glimpse of an absolute technical achievement to come (scrambling for the 500meg HL2 footage from E3 2003), i'm not enthused about early game footage.

    A PA game is as good as bought from me though :)
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