You are on a blog. The latest news is at the top and scrolls down infinitely. The first story is about the 30th Anniversary Edition of Infocom’s Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy text adventure game. There is also a story about Samsung here.
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The story is about the 30th anniversary edition of Infocom’s famous Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy text adventure game. It was one of the true gems of its genre, featuring the writing talents of Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky. You notice a discussion of text adventure games near the bottom of the story.
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The discussion links to Wikipedia where insufferable whippersnappers can learn that, before we had all these fancy graphics, we had to use our imagination when playing role-playing games. Text adventures were, arguably, an interstitial technology that came around the same time as King’s Quest and Sierra brought graphics to RPGs. This, in turn, led to the great western vs. eastern dichotomy in turn-based, first-person and party-based play which spawned such greats as Skyrim, World of Warcraft, and the Final Fantasy series. Little did the folks at Infocom know, however, that people would love their games 30 years after they were released.
The BBC commissioned a remake of HGTTG ten years ago and this is a reworking of that original game. The game is very hard.
> PLAY GAME
Sorry, you can’t do that here.
> YOU SUCK
Remember, rage quitting never helped anyone back in the day, especially considering it took a good ten minutes or so just to load these games on a tape drive. What should really make you angry is that this game is 30 years old and if you remember playing it then you’ve been running around with details from this game in your head for three decades and probably an inflated sense of its importance in your life. It also means that you are really old, dude.
Are you sure?
If you need help you can visit this walk-through. You can play more Infocom games here.
> PISS OFF
*****You have died.*****