The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Type: Text only
Written 1984 by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky.
Note: Based on the book of the same name by Douglas Adams.
"The Incomplete Works of Infocom, Inc." Catalog:
Beyond question the most mind-bogglingly hilarious story we've ever published is THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, by Douglas Adams, the author of the phenomenal best-selling novel. In the person of Arthur Dent, you'll chortle as your home is bulldozed. You'll bellow when your planet is demolished. You'll yelp with laughter while your life is being threatened by the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. And your sides will positively split as you search the length and breadth of the Universe for a decent cup of tea, or whatever it is you're supposed to be looking for. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be available in November 1984. Don't forget your towel. STANDARD LEVEL
Beyond question the most mind-bogglingly hilarious story Infocom
has ever produced is THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, written and designed by Douglas Adams, author of the
phenomenally best-selling novel, and Steve Meretzky, the award-winning designer of Infocom’s
PLANETFALL and SORCERER.
As the story begins, you are Arthur
Dent, and a bulldozer is preparing
to level your house even as an
alien space fleet is preparing to
level your planet. The incorrigible
Mr. Adams has written new material and designed problems especialy for this interactive story. So
grab a pint of bitter and a couple
for the road and join Ford Prefect,
Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin on a cosmic jaunt into the
outer reaches where anything
can-—and does-—happen. And don’t
forget your towel!
Douglas Adams' official website has information, tips and history on the famous Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy game from 1984. There is even an online Java version (Java 1.0 required!) available, which is based on the Java ZIP shown on the ZIP page
Since we know already, that the game information is stored separatly from the interpreter, a little poking around in the HTML-code of this page gives us the hint that the z-file is actually stored in http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/hhgg.z5.
I am also a bit puzzled that this page is talking about a shareware version, since the Java ZIP is free, and the z-file is also available, so what would they want to charge you for?
Achim J. Latz,
Due to copyright restrictions, the games are no longer available for download. Please do not send me questions about the games.