Star Apps: Penny Arcade’s Tycho

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, 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.

Penny Arcade’s illustrator Mike Krahulik (left) and writer Jerry Holkins (right), hard at play.

(Credit: Penny Arcade)

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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