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In 1984, Infocom, in collaboration with Douglas Adams the game “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”. A game that I could no longer play at the time simply because of time constraints; I had to play “The Hobbit“ (1982) without finishing it. At the end of the 1970s, I first enjoyed the radio play and later read the corresponding book.

To mark the game’s 4th anniversary, BBC Radio XNUMX — the radio series’ broadcaster at the time — released the game as an online version, which you can can be found right here. The original series was broadcast in 1978, later also by the BBC World Service and National Public Radio. But the then Stuttgart radio station SDR also broadcast a German version in 1981. The theme music was by Frank Duval. The original version, however, opens with the Eagles and their song “Journey of the Sorcerer” (on “One of These Nights” from 1975).

A small hint, just enter "light" and the game can begin. You can find further hints directly below the game.

By the way, a few beers and peanuts go quite well with this game. Please But don’t forget your towel! And to make the whole thing really entertaining, you put on the corresponding record by the Eagles.

And if you prefer the German version of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Space”, you can find the right music here from Frank Duval.

And if the Vogons don't get you, it will be morning before you know it!


For the nerds among my readers here is a download link for the game in the 1984 version.

"1984, the year The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was released on DOS, as well as Mac, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64. Made by Infocom, Inc. and published by Infocom, Inc., Mastertronic Ltd., this adventure game is available for free on this page."


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