First Look Reveals from Penny Arcade on New Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
April 3, 2012 Seattle, WA – This week, Penny Arcade announces the first details of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, as part of the build-up for first looks at the Penny Arcade Expo East this Friday through Sunday, April 6-8, in Boston. The game continues the epic saga of Tycho Brahe and Jonathan Gabriel in New Arcadia circa 1922 and will release for PC, Macintosh, the Xbox Live Indie Games channel, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android in the coming months.

Fans attending the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston Friday through Sunday of next week, April 6-8, can get a first look at the game in booth 678 on the Expo floor. Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins and game producer Jeff Kalles will also join Zeboyd game leads Robert Boyd and Bill Stiernberg in a panel on Friday, April 6 at 9:00 pm to pull back the curtain and provide a look behind the scenes of the game’s development. The online home for Penny Arcade’s Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series has also gone live today at, which acts as a hub for news and updates on the series as it prepares for launch.

The new game continues the chronicles of Tycho Brahe, scholar of Apocalyptic Studies turned detective, and his volatile, probably entirely human partner Jonathan Gabriel. As the spectre of unspeakable evil threatens New Arcadia – and the world as we know it – the Startling Developments Detective Agency must unravel the mystery and find a way to triumph! With a cunning evil Doctor, a series of Unexplainable Thefts, a Mysterious Book of Power and Enigmatic Supernatural Forces, the ever escalating perils on the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness challenge our heroes to their very core!

Zeboyd Games, the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII, are developing the new game with Penny Arcade. As with previous Rain-Slick Precipice games, the genre for the new installment will be RPG, bringing Zeboyd’s approach to the mix. Zeboyd’s stylized pixel-visuals and inspirations from all-time classic RPGs have come to define their games. The skewed sense of humor of Zeboyd’s games is also a strong fit with Penny Arcade's sensibilities. The new Rain-Slick Precipice game will build from the visual style established by Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik, and Jerry Holkins is working closely with Zeboyd’s Robert Boyd and Bill Stiernberg on the story and script.

"Zeboyd has essentially mastered the Throwback RPG as an art form," said Holkins. "This isn't their first time to the rodeo. They are true rodeo enthusiasts. I forget what we were talking about."

Zeboyd’s Robert Boyd adds, “With Penny Arcade’s On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness 3, we’ve taken elements from various classic RPGs and fused them with our own ideas of how a fast-paced turn-based RPG should play. Working with Penny Arcade and in the unique world of New Arcadia has been great and we hope everyone enjoys the game!”

Penny Arcade’s Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 will release for PC, Mac, the Xbox Live Indie Games channel, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android in the coming months. Additional information on timing and pricing will be released in the near future. The partners also announce today that they will collaborate on the fourth and concluding game in this series for release in 2013.

About Penny Arcade

Equal parts online comic and commentary, Penny Arcade ( keeps its finger on the pulse of the gaming industry, prompting conversation and controversy alike from community members to industry experts. What started as a hobby in 1998 for Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and Mike "Gabe" Krahulik has grown into an online phenomenon serving over 70 million page views a month to millions of readers worldwide. In addition to the comic strip and PAX (, Penny Arcade has expanded its reach to include the PA TV web broadcasting channel, The Penny Arcade Report, a growing line of merchandise, a video game series and management of Child's Play (, a gamer-driven charity for children that spans the globe.

About Zeboyd

Zeboyd Games is a maker of quality retro RPGs including Penny Arcade’s On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness 3 & 4, Cthulhu Saves the World, and Breath of Death VII. For press inquiries about Zeboyd Games or any of our games, please contact Robert Boyd at or visit our website at