Happy 30th, Hitchhikers Guide-Textadventure!

Die BBC hat zum 30sten Jubiläum eine neue Version von Infocoms Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-Textadventure online gestellt. Das letzte Update stammt von 2004 und war Flash-basiert, jetzt hat man dem Teil ein HTML5-Update verpasst und dabei anscheinend ein paar nette Eastereggs eingebaut:

in porting it to a new HTML5 incarnation, several innovations took place. We were able to build in a larger, handier interface, with additional keys and functionality, and build in the ability to 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.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Game – 30th Anniversary Edition

[update] Von Daniel: „Wer es oldschooliger mag, der kann eine andere Browservariante hier checken. Und wer (wie ich) dannn doch lieber eine Point & Click Variante haben will, der ist hier gut bedient.“