The BBC has recreated The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy text adventure game, as part of a 30th anniversary celebration. The game is free to play.
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Douglas Adams wrote a unique fictional novels which inspired this epic adventure game. "The game is still the same wonderful piece of interactive fiction that Douglas Adams wrote and Steve Meretzky programmed, but in finding it a new home, a few changes needed to be made," the BBC explained.
The game has been recreated by using HTML 5 to provide for a larger interface, improved functionality and additional keys. Players can also tweet from the game.
"Then things started to get silly. Having covered the basics, we decided to slip in an 'Any' key, just because we could. The $, % and ^ symbols were replaced with new ones for the Altarian Dollar, Flanian Pobble Bead and the Triganic Pu, not because they are needed in the game, but just because we felt like it.
"We then decided that rather than having a simple functionality where the user could tweet, we would allow the game itself to tweet, based on the actions of users in the game.
"This was when the games' personality started to shine through. This may or may not prove to have been a good idea..."
The franchise is packed with humour and funny situations. The latest reboot of a video game follows that same path, and resembles those games that existed in old days. When games were created for the sake of fun and an adventure. Typing the answer to progress through The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will have you think of you next move. You can have a go at this website.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy started as a radio show, followed by books, stage plays, comics, short TV series, film and few video games.
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