Hothead Games News


The Baconing XBLA, PC, and Mac bound Aug. 31

By Xav de Matos, Aug 18, 2011 1:00pm PDT

Today, Hothead revealed that The Baconing is launching on PC, Mac, and XBLA on August 31.


DeathSpank: The Baconing announced, coming this summer

By Steve Watts, May 25, 2011 11:30am PDT

Hothead Games announced DeathSpank: The Baconing today, a downloadable title for PC, Mac, PS3, and 360 coming sometime this summer.


"Working on TOV now. It's more of the same in terms of ennemies and combat, though guns make ..."

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy project coming from Hothead

By Alice O'Connor, May 25, 2011 7:45am PDT

The maker of DeathSpank and Swarm is working on a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy project, which we can only assume is a game.


"Anyone that missed Bureaucracy text adventure by Adams should check it out, it's a ton of fun."

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DeathSpank Developer Unveils 'Swarm'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2010 3:00pm PDT

A swarm of fifty adorable blue Swarmites is the star of DeathSpank and Penny Arcade Adventures developer Hothead Games new


"Same here and I wish that info would clarify the [ REDACTED ] version."

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Ron Gilbert Leaves Hothead as DeathSpank Nears Completion

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 07, 2010 5:42am PDT

DeathSpank creator Ron Gilbert has parted ways with DeathSpank and Penny Arcade Adventures developer Hothead Games as his action-RPG begins to...


"If the [REDACTED] part isn't one of his jokes, I'll be very pissed... How the hell they state ..."

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Penny Arcade Adventures Series Cancelled

By Chris Faylor, Mar 29, 2010 12:00pm PDT

After two outings, the interactive adventures of Gabe and Tycho are no more, as Penny Arcade artist Mike "Gabe" Krahulik told Joystiq "there won't...


"Technically it was Tycho that discussed it being canceled so using that title would have been ..."

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Shank and DeathSpank Snagged by EA Partners

By Chris Faylor, Mar 04, 2010 10:30am PST

Having helped distribute such externally-developed retail titles as Rock Band and Left 4 Dead, Electronic Arts' publishing division EA Partners is...


"Yeah Valve and id both hurting from having EA Partners handling their distribution. What a loss ..."

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Penny Arcade Adventures Comes to Steam

By Aaron Linde, Jun 11, 2008 1:50pm PDT

Valve announced today that Hothead Games' downloadable RPG Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One (PC, 360)...


"It's not really a 'System', you go to the website and download the game. it's more like ..."

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Penny Arcade Launches Digital Distribution Site

By Chris Faylor, Apr 02, 2008 10:46am PDT

Independent developer Hothead Games and gaming webcomic Penny Arcade today announced Greenhouse, a website that will focus on selling downloadable...


"In the days before digital distribution the way we got our games was "fractured" into a ..."

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LucasArts Vet Ron Gilbert Announces DeathSpank, Joins Hothead Games; Apocalypse Inbound

By Chris Faylor, Jan 09, 2008 9:31am PST

Ron Gilbert, the creator of many beloved old-school LucasArts adventure games including Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island, has...


"Whoa."They lost me at Diablo." This old SFW Shack greasemonkey script is not so good because ..."

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PAX 07: Penny Arcade Adventuring on Xbox Live Arcade

By Carlos Bergfeld, Aug 25, 2007 8:52pm PDT

Amidst the hubbub of PAX 07, Hothead Games revealed today that the first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of...


"I think it's very often completely hilarious, even when I'm not familiar with the context. "

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News Bytes: Zombies Invade QuakeCon

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 25, 2007 5:01pm PDT

Today's delicious roundup of news bytes includes Left 4 Dead at QuakeCon, an update for City of Heroes, new DLC on the Xbox Live Marketplace, games...


"Lots of non-id FPs games have been shown at Quakecon. It seems like the de facto place to show ..."

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Friday Evening Media Roundup

By Chris Remo, Jun 22, 2007 6:43pm PDT

Today we have a whole slew of screenshots, pieces of artwork, and movies released over the past week. The roundup includes Stranglehold, Universe...


"Wow, that is one of the best looking 360 games out there. How come PC flying games never look ..."

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Monkey Island Creator Gilbert Teams with Penny Arcade

By Chris Remo, May 09, 2007 11:17am PDT

Veteran adventure game designer Ron Gilbert (pictured left) has teamed up with developer Hothead Games and webcomic writer/artist team Penny Arcade...


"There was this almost intangible wistfulness and yearning underlying the cheerful comedy, which ..."

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Penny Arcade Adventures Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 29, 2006 5:54am PDT

There's a Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Q&A on FiringSquad this morning, asking Hothead Games COO Joel DeYoung...