So the latest PC gamer should be arriving on news stands any day now if it hasn’t already. This particular issue has a very early look at our game, On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One. They actually sent one of their guys (Dan Stapleton) up to Canada to visit Hothead and get a first hand look at the game in development. Dan apparently liked what he saw because the resulting article is actually really positive.
On the other hand, the editor makes it clear in his column that he hates Penny Arcade, but not so much that he won’t use us to sell his magazine.
Here is all the original unedited artwork for each of the covers. You can see I actually only drew four of them. They created a fifth by combining Gabe and Tycho. I assume they figured "why sell four copies of the same magazine to every PA fan when we can sell five!"
click on a strip to see the full version. Perfect for a desktop or printing out and hanging in your cubicle.
The Magazine also comes with a new trailer for the game. We sort of consider this one the "real" trailer. We’ve got the cell shading going now and you get an idea of just how much 2D animation is going to be in the game. The goal really is to make something that is essentially a playable comic strip. You tube isn’t the best as far as video quality but here’s the trailer. I imagine an HD version will find it’s way onto Gametrailers shortly.