Sunday, June 03, 2007

BBC remakes the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game

Back in 1984, at the height of the popularity of interactive fiction games, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was released, and with the vagaries of computer operating systems rendering nearly every platform that you could play it on obsolete, it seemed that this gem of early home computing and additional venue for the genius of Douglas Adams to shine through would be assigned the the great scrapheap like so many other things.

And the the BBC decided to remake the game in Flash so everyone can play it now.

So enjoy the new graphically enhanced version of the game and have a happy weekend y'all.


Jeremy Barker said...

Last time I played, back in the dark depths of the '80s, I got stuck trying to get off the Heart of Gold, even though I knew where my towel was and my Babel Fish was firmly in place. I can't have my life shattered a second time.

MC said...

I feel your pain.

AG said...

This is hereby making me just stupidly happy. This and last night's Leonard Cohen concert -- how bad could life be?