Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil for iOS - Now Available!

By Mike Rosenberg

Penny Arcade, Cryptozoic Entertainment and Playdek

Launch Digital Version of Hit Deck-building Game

Stand Alone iOS App for Penny Arcade™ The Game: Gamers vs Evil

Now Available Through the iTunes App Store

Brand New Digital Version of Fan-Favorite Game Offers Online Play for up to 4 Players

Irvine, CA (December 19, 2012)— Following the hugely successful launch of Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil at hobby gaming stores last year, Penny Arcade, Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of original and licensed games, and Playdek today announced the official launch of Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil for iOS. Featuring classic Penny Arcade characters from the popular web comic, this digital deck-building game lets the player engage as Gabe, Tycho, or one of their dauntless allies in an epic battle against Evil! Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil for iOS is now available via the iTunes App Store for $4.99.

“The iOS version of Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil has been a long time coming because, as with everything we do, we wanted to make sure it was a great game and true to the brand before we put it out,” said Scott Gaeta, chief operating officer for Cryptozoic. “We really appreciate all the hard work Playdek put into translating the physical game to iOS, and keeping all the fun of Penny Arcade in it.”

In Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil for iOS, each player’s path is beset by foes like Dark Tycho, the infamous and infectious cauldron of disease PAX Pox, and other Evils! Three modes of play to choose from let players enjoy Penny Arcade wherever they are. Play online with full asynchronous support for up to four players, play locally against other would be game masters, or play against AI opponents.

Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil for iOS features also include an online rematch option, a “Next Game” button that allows players to move between multiple online games, offline pass and play, a card gallery, and an introductory tutorial and rule book.

Today’s iOS launch brings Cryptozoic’s Penny Arcade line to three titles, with two physical board games currently available in stores. Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil began it all, offering hours of fun right out of the box. Penny Arcade The Game: Rumble in R’lyeh was launched in 2012, featuring all-new cards and art from more classic Penny Arcade web comics. Both physical games can be played separately, or combined for even more Penny Arcade fun.

To purchase the game from the iTunes App Store, click here. For more information on games from Cryptozoic Entertainment, visit and keep up to date with exclusive contests, promotions and game information on Cryptozoic Entertainment’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Cryptozoic Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Food Fight and The Walking Dead™ Board Game. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit for additional product and event information.

About Penny Arcade

Since 1998, Penny Arcade ( has grown from a simple online comic strip into an industry-leading media company. With over 3.5 million monthly readers, the New York Times–bestselling “Penny Arcade” comic is widely considered one of the most authentic and influential voices in gamer culture and the gaming industry. Penny Arcade created PAX East and PAX Prime—now the first and second largest consumer gaming events in the U.S.—as well as Child’s Play Charity, which has raised nearly $20 million via gamers to benefit children’s hospitals. The Penny Arcade family also includes the PATV webseries network, the online reality show “Penny Arcade: The Series,” “The Trenches” comic, and industry news and commentary site “The Penny Arcade Report.” Penny Arcade is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

About Playdek, Inc.:

Located in Carlsbad, CA, Playdek is an award winning, premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best iOS tabletop gaming.| facebook/Playdek | twitter/Playdek

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Rosenfloggen's picture Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg has been a long-time trading card game fan and an active freelancer in the hobby game industry since 2004. He wrote, editted, and managed web content for Cryptozoic Entertainment from March 2012 until October 2013.