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Description

Gabe and Tycho of the web comic Penny Arcade are at their debut on the video game scene in this adventure RPG.

Set in 1922, in a pulp horror storyline, players create their protagonist who gets swept up in a world of mystery and adventure when a large robot destroys the main character's house during a leaf raking session. Determined to get to the bottom of what happened (and finding a new place to live in the process), the player runs into the Startling Developments Detective agency, run by Gabe and Tycho. Along the way, the team will encounter a series of characters from the web comic, fighting zombies, homeless people, mimes and Fruit Fuckers in an attempt to solve this bizarre series of events.

Gameplay is set up as a classic-style RPG, with turn-based combat and item management abilities during combat. Players will also be able to summon other characters for combat help, and level up new abilities as the story progresses.

Story elements are conveyed in a comic strip style. During conversation, players engage in a multiple selection story tree in an attempt to gain support or information or simply just harass and insult characters in typical Penny Arcade fashion.

The Xbox Live version includes various achievement rewards based off gameplay requirements.

Screenshots

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Windows Detectives joining my party!
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Windows Hey, I know those two from somewhere!
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Windows A profile on Johnathan Gabriel!
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Windows Meet Gabe and Tycho.

Promo Images

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Screenshot
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Screenshot
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Screenshot
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Над пропастью во тьме. Часть 1" -- Russian spelling
  • "Precipice of Darkness 1" -- MacStore title

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Jun 04, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Tilt.tv Jun 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jun 13, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesRadar May 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jun, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 17, 2008 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Jun 17, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP May 28, 2008 B 75
Krawall Gaming Network Jul 09, 2008 74 out of 100 74
CanardPC Jul 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Penny Arcade used flamebait comments of a Wired blog posting to advertise its game, using the words from a poster by the name of ddf. They plastered banners advertising the game with his "testimonials".

"Penny arcade sucks and is unfunny. please murder penny arcade and then yourself if you disagree with me."

"This game sucks and anyone who likes it sucks. penny arcade sucks and is as funny as something that's not funny at all."

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Sciere (505796) added On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One (Windows) on May 31, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Tor Lye (3), Guy Chapman (2001) and Sciere (505796)