Seattle, Washington -- Aug 25, 2007 -- Hothead Games today announced that its highly anticipated Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness episodic game series will debut on Xbox LIVE ® Arcade - the premier destination for digitally distributed, high definition original and classic games - in early 2008.
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One is the first title in the downloadable series for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and the Xbox 360 TM video game and entertainment system. Hothead is working with the Penny Arcade creators and adventure game pioneer Ron Gilbert in an intense collaborative development process.
"We're very excited to be bringing our game series to Xbox LIVE Arcade," said Vlad Ceraldi, Hothead's President. "We love Xbox LIVE Arcade's ability to deliver great content directly to gamers. Digital distribution lets indie game developers innovate and experiment with new gameplay concepts."
About Hothead Games
Headquartered in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Hothead Games is a team of industry veterans with a track record of creating games that are both critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Hothead is one of the top four finalists in Telefilm Canada's ongoing Great Canadian Video Game competition. Read all about Hothead's games at www.hotheadgames.com.
About Penny Arcade
Equal parts online comic and commentary, Penny Arcade ( http://www.penny-arcade.com) covers videogames in a way that is genuine, insightful and respected by the gaming community. What started as a hobby for Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and Mike "Gabe" Krahulik has, over 8 years grown into an online phenomenon that serves 55 million page views a month to millions of readers worldwide. In addition to the comic strip and PAX, Penny Arcade also manages Child's Play ( www.childsplaycharity.org), a gamer-driven charity for sick kids in Children's Hospitals across the world.
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