Penny Arcade: Linux Screenshots

[ Tuesday, 27 May 2008, Bastion ]

Hothead Games together with Penny Arcade released a very interesting game called “Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness”. It can be purchased at $20 in Greenhouse Internet store, which is a counterpart of more known Steam Games. Nothing peculiar, you say? And you’d be right if not for one small detail: the game is available also for GNU/Linux.

Start screenStart screen

Creating charactersCreating characters

The game is a mixture of arcade with cRPG and is based on a popular comic book: Penny Arcade. After creating own own character we are teleported to Arkadia, year 1922. The adventure begins innocently, when a huge robot destroys our previously calm and quiet town…

Huge and vicious robot arrivesHuge and vicious robot arrives

Ruins of a houseRuins of a house

As we have been very attached to our little house, we need to quickly hit the road to follow the iron monster. It won’t be easy, though, since on our way we need to defeat many opponents. Each victory is an occasion to get some cool equipment that will help us with our cruel revenge :) We may encounter random shields, mixtures and even oranges that influence the robots in an erotic way.

The play
The play

Confiscated artifactsConfiscated artifacts

On our way we meet two comic heroes: Gabe and Tycho, who kindly allow us to join them. The struggles are turn-based, which is a firm rule from now on. Each action taken by us requires adequate regeneration time, so that we cannot use the same trick twice in a row. However, what pays most is patience. If we wait longer, we’ll be able to use special actions like combos or group attacks.

Group fightGroup fight


In game we can access the encyclopedia which tells us about any special skills of our friends and enemies.

Character infoCharacter info

Enemy infoEnemy info

Minimal system requirements for Linux

Seems interesting? Here are some specs so that you know the game will work on your machine.

  • Intel Pentium® III or AMDAthlon™ 1.0 GHz processor,
  • ATI Radeon™ 9500, NVIDIA GeForce™ FX 5200, Intel® GMA 950 video card with at least 64MB RAM,
  • 512 MB RAM,
  • 350 MB free disk space

Download a demo

YouTube trailer

About the Author

Korneliusz Jarzębski

Free software enthusiast, KDE fan. Author of a popular blog: /dev/jarzebski (in Polish). Contributes to since October 2007.

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