As one of the longest-running and most successful Web comics of all time, Penny Arcade has garnered an enormous and devoted fanbase who lives for the topical, no-holds-barred commentary of gamer characters John “Gabe” Gabriel and Tycho Brahe. The Web comic has also spawned the annual gaming convention PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) and multiple video games.
In a recent e-mail interview with Download.com, Penny Arcade’s co-creator and writer Jerry Holkins, the man behind Tycho, discussed, among other things, his experiences developing games, current gaming trends, and his top five mobile game apps.
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When is On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Part 4 coming out? Really, really soon. Like actually soon, and not Internet soon. I actually stopped writing it, so I could reply to these questions! [laughs] It didn’t make financial sense to port it to other platforms this time, though; sorry about that. Steam was far and away the best performer, so we need to focus there.
Do you plan to keep making games afterward? I would like to. I like writing, just in general, and games are another thing to write. I also like to collaborate–even my… [Read more]
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