Penny Arcade: Gamers vs Evil drops tonight

By Owen Faraday 18 Dec 2012 0
Not known for subtlety, no. You see him down there, right?

Last week's signs and portents of a new Playdek release were true - following hot on the heels of Fluxx, Playdek are unleashing Penny Arcade: Gamers vs Evil into the wild tonight. I've been messing around with a review copy and it is everything you'd expect from a Playdek game.

Adapted from an existing physical card game, Gamers vs Evil looks and controls a lot like Playdek's deck-building masterpiece Ascension - but it's unmistakably a different game. The rules are different enough from Ascension that I needed to retreat into the tutorial after rashly deciding to skip it. It's also unmistakably a Penny-Arcade game: in the tutorial, I was obliged to purchase a card with a pair of testicles on it.

If you dig Penny-Arcade's comedy (I won't lie, I laughed pretty hard at the Rocky Mountain oysters) or are just looking for a new online card game, then this is what you want. I've given the app the barest once-over but it gleams with that characteristic Playdek quality.

As usual, the futuristic utopia of New Zealand have already got the game - check the App Store round about midnight in your time zone and everyone else should as well.
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