GDC 2008: IGN previews Penny Arcade Adventures

Microsoft showed off a handful of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games at the Game Developers Conference this morning, including the first installment in Hothead Games' adventure role-playing game based on the Penny Arcade comic universe.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1 is set in the 1920s and borrows the comic-book style of the strip created by Jerry Holkins (Tycho) and Mike Krahulik (Gabe). The game follows the zany misadventures of a dude whose house is destroyed by a giant robot as he's doing yardwork in a not-so-subtle nod to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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