Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Waxy.org

Andy Baio offers some forensic digital journalism:

From an anonymous source close to the company, I’ve found myself in
possession of the “Infocom Drive” — a complete backup of Infocom’s
shared network drive from 1989. This is one of the most amazing
archives I’ve ever seen, a treasure chest documenting the rise and fall
of the legendary interactive fiction game company. Among the assets
included: design documents, email archives, employee phone numbers,
sales figures, internal meeting notes, corporate newsletters, and the
source code and game files for every released and unreleased game Infocom made.

For obvious reasons, I can’t share the whole Infocom Drive. But I have to share some of the best parts. It’s just too good.

So let’s start with the most notorious — Milliways: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, the unreleased sequel to Infocom’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. For the first time, here’s the full story: with never-before-seen design documents, internal emails, and two playable prototypes. Sit back, this might take a while.