GDC08: Penny Arcade dev aims for episode every 4 months
As the folks at Telltale Games
are sure to tell you, one of the tricks to successful episodic gaming is releasing content on a regular basis
. Vancouver-based Hothead Games appears to be in agreement, with Penny Arcade Adventures
producer, Joel DeYoung, telling us of the developer's tentative goal to release a new episode every four months. "Yeah, definitely there's a fixed release schedule. It's tentative right now, but we're talking about one every four months," DeYoung explained in a GDC interview. "[It's tentative] because, you know, this is a new model for us, and it is quite tricky with all the project management scheduling and making sure we're officially overlapping the work on all the episodes."
With some work on Episode Three
already underway, we can expect to be tumbling down the precipice of darkness for at least eight months. Look for the full interview to be published on Joystiq later this week.