Just a quick heads up here on a major weekend sale that's underway on the highly popular Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episodes One [$0.99] and Two [$1.99], both down from $7.99 for 87% and 75% price reductions, respectively. Both titles are also available on XBLA, PSN, and Windows, but these are the lowest prices we've seen for them on any platform.

As described by creators Penny Arcade and Hothead Games,

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is an RPG-Adventure game set in the comic-book-meets-pulp-horror-meets-H.P. Lovecraft deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia, delivering mature and compelling entertainment to gamers via accessible episodic delivery. The creative collaboration between Penny Arcade creators Mike ‘Gabe’ Krahulik and Jerry ‘Tycho’ Holkins, legendary game designer Ron Gilbert and veteran producers Hothead Games results in a 100% authentic Penny Arcade experience that pushes bizarre characters, outrageous combat, and adult humor to the precipices of darkness.

Players join Gabe and Tycho, the crime-solving team of the Startling Developments Detective Agency, to combat savage enemies and solve mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia. The ominous 1920s landscape features distinct artwork and characters designed exclusively by Krahulik and brought to life by the Hothead team.

Gamespot called the adventures well worth the initial XBLA price of $20 USD for any Penny Arcade-loving gamer. Any Mac user who meets that description should find this weekend sale an absolute steal.

  • NeoShai

    These are a good pair of games. However, they aren't making any more games so the rest is being catalogued as prose on the Penny Arcade site.

  • Munkie

    Not happy with the posting of info regarding the Mac store. I believe this website to be the best portable gaming information available, not a PC/Mac game website. There are those out their already. Please stay pure to what the website is.

    • Gennataos

      You could just choose not to read the post. It's not like anyone has to wade through piles of Mac App Store posts to get to iOS posts. I appreciate any posts about great sales like this, thanks!

      • Spacyricochet

        The man has a point. The death of many sites is that they take on too much stuff to handle. It's good for a site as Touch Arcade to maintain a specific focus and not dally too much from it.

        That said, awesome sale... too bad that it's not available in my country :/

      • Zon

        I too would rather the site stick to what it does best, and not try to cover Mac App Store stuff.

      • http://toucharcade.com blakespot

        Right now we do think coverage of Mac App Store titles of note is a good thing, though obviously we've not launched heavily into such posts. A simple system for keeping iOS only (or Mac OS only, for those so inclined) will come in the near term, FYI.

      • Spacyricochet

        It's not that we don't like Mac coverage, but it's more the fact that spending time and resources on Mac OS games will inevitably take time away from covering iOS (or other touch platform) games. Which is what we come to this site for originally. Of course, this won't matter if TA actually hires new writers which will cover the Mac games... but I don't think it's been thought out that far.

        Besides this fact, unless it's an ambition of the site to begin with to cover all kinds of games, it's probably a bad move. However, if the vision when starting this site was, 'We want to cover all kinds of games eventually', more power to you! Can't stop vision, but only if one actually exists.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1089737288 Wim Lauryssen

        Then why not cover Steam sales as well? If you're going to cover gaming on Apple products, Steam seems to be equally important, especially since their sales are more frequent.

        Why weren't there any posts about The Humble Indie Bundle? All of those games either have a mac version or they'll get one in the near future. On top of that, the money went to a good cause

        If you're going to make the switch, you might as well cover the titles Apple doesn't receive money for. I honestly don't see the point in posting about mac app store titles, seeing how the site is supposed to cover iPhone gaming.

      • brian

        Why not cover Steam, and Gamersgate, and D2D? Because there are PLENTY of news sources already covering those. Right now there's a giant lack of Mac App Store coverage anywhere. Maybe Toucharcade will branch off a successful MAS website, but they have to start somewhere. Do they not deserve such an opportunity?

  • Mogambi

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Eric

    These games are tons of fun. If you have a Mac grab 'em. it's a steal.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty decent games, but I played through them several years ago. Thanks for heads up, though. It'd be cool for Toucharcade to continue informing of any Mac Store sales.

  • Anonymous

    i'd never would have found these sales for these two games if it wasn't for Blake's posting of this on the front page. Thanks

  • Dyscode

    There wa supposed to to be a 3rd Episode. But Penny cancelled it. Nevertheless these games are marvellous! a Ton of Fun.

    I got them earlier on Steam already, though.

    • Omnigeno

      I already picked them up during the Steam sale as well.

  • Dyscode

    There wa supposed to to be a 3rd Episode. But Penny cancelled it. Nevertheless these games are marvellous! a Ton of Fun.

    I got them earlier on Steam already, though.

  • http://twitter.com/edfirmage Eddie Firmage

    I for one am glad that TA posts about the Mac App store. Especially since many of the titles will be (and are) cross-platform.

  • RisingSun

    Yes, thank you very much for telling me about this sale. Please let me know about other notable Mac App Store games in the future.

  • pizzafart

    'The item you've requested is not currently available in the US store.'

    :(