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The Happy New Year Update!

Posted by Penny Arcade (Creator)

It's been over three months since our last update, and we have some great news to share. Being the first of the year, we launched the new ad-free homepage on Penny Arcade! Thank you to everyone that contributed to the campaign and made this possible. We know how fortunate we are to have such a supportive community, and the turn of the new year reminds us how lucky we are. You've allowed our weird little company to do what we love for another year, and that's something we don't take for granted. 

Thank you.

You may have also noticed that you've been getting your rewards via email and snail mail. The $15 to $150 tiers have either hit the mailstream or are queued to do so in the next few days, and surveys for the higher tier rewards have been sent out as well. Brian and his team at the warehouse figured "what better time to take care of thousands of individual packages than the busiest time of the year?" The $1 reward tier is running into technical difficulties, but a promise is a promise, and we are working on it.

We also have some really great news regarding the $450,000 stretch goal, the reality show Strip Search. If you don't remember the details, you can see Gabe's post here.

We've been pretty mums on specifics, but you can start to see some details leak out here and here and here. More information to come shortly, as official launch will be in Q1 2013.

Happy new year, and thank you again for your support!


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    1. Penny Arcade 3-time creator on

      Zach: Hmm, reaching out!

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      Zach on

      I still haven't received a certificate...

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      Joshua Franklin on

      Thanks for the update! I just wanted to make sure ya'll had gotten it.

    4. Penny Arcade 3-time creator on

      Hey, Joshua - I got your email 11 days ago and sent it along to Brian. He should be in touch shortly, sorry for the delay!

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      Joshua Franklin on

      Hate to be a bother, but I sent a message to the email you gave a week and a half ago, and I haven't gotten any sort of response.

    6. Penny Arcade 3-time creator on

      Joshua, shoot us an email to and we can see what is up. Thanks!

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      Joshua Franklin on

      I still haven't received my certificate, have they all been mailed out?

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      Nic on

      Hi. I downloaded the PDF of Attack of the Bacon Robots, and there seems to be an error. The comic for "Get Down Tonite" on page 59 doesn't display, instead a... prepeat? of the next comic, "Boob Raider" appears. Will a corrected version of the PDF be available for download at some point?

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      Ian Castruita on

      My Daughters of the Eyrewood print showed up, but it was folded during shipping and it has an ugly crease down there anyway I can pay for a new one or maybe exchange this one?

    10. daft_inquisitor on

      Got my Daughters of the Eyrewood print in the mail over the weekend, and IT LOOKS AMAZING!! I just want you to know that it's going in my livingroom in a nice frame as soon as I get my new apartment. Or maybe my gaming room...

    11. Penny Arcade 3-time creator on

      Benjamin- they're in the mail, but given your location it may take a little longer. Thanks for the patience!

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      Benjamin on

      When do we get those lovely certificates of appreciation? Thanks!

    13. Penny Arcade 3-time creator on

      Hey Dio - you should have received an email on Deeember 27th, 2012 with the book. Can you check your spam folder, and if it's not there, feel free to email me at Thanks!

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      dio pilar on

      How do i get my digital version of Penny Arcade Book 1?