The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition

H2G2 fans rejoice! For its 30th anniversary, the BBC has released an online version of the classic 1984 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game, created based on Douglas Adams' iconic sci-fi book of the same name in collaboration with Steve Meretzky of Infocom.

The text game begins with the impending destruction of Arthur Dent's house and annihilation of Earth by the Vogons. It looks quaint, but beware, as the website warns "the game will kill you frequently. It's a bit mean like that."

The game takes a bit of fumbling around to play at first, but it's mostly harmless. Here's a clue, first: stand up, turn on the light, hold gown, wear gown, look into pocket, then take the analgesic.

Now you're ready to start the adventure (don't forget to pack a towel!) Play it here: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversay Edition


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