Radio 4 revives Hitchhiker's game

A computer game written by Douglas Adams is being revived to coincide with a new BBC Radio 4 series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

The text adventure will appear on the station’s website and was described by the late Adams as “the first game to move beyond being ‘user friendly'”.

“It’s actually ‘user insulting’ and because it lies to you as well it’s also ‘user mendacious,'” he said.

Radio 4 revives Hitchhiker’s game (BBC)

The text game was available on Adams’s own website for some time. While there was no link to download it, if you played it on the site, a playable copy of it appears in your web cache (provided you have a separate player for the game).

The story indicates the new version will be illustrated.