Don't panic: Hothead developing new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy defines Towel Day as a human observance wherein fans of Douglas Adams, the Earth-born author of the literary works inspired by the previously mentioned universal encyclopedia, honor the late writer's memory by wearing towels in public and rambling to anyone who will listen about Babel Fish, Vogon poetry, suicidal robots and the number 42.

Counted among these fans-of-questionable-mental-health are the developers at Hothead Games, who have chosen today, the 10th Annual Towel Day, to declare the arrival of a new interactive 'video game' based on the cult sci-fi series.

“Hail people of Earth! Megadodo Publications is pleased to announce that we are working with the interactive entertainment development team Hothead Games to bring The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom, to the farthest uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy,” wrote a Hothead worker on the world wide internet.

The electronic message included a quote from a high ranking studio laborer called Joel DeYoung, who declared: "We're super excited to be involved with such a legendary creation as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The quirky and hilarious universe that Douglas Adams created became an instant classic for so many. All the hoopiest froods here at Hothead jumped on the chance to work on the project.”

Further details as to which machine will be compatible with the game, or when the product will be ready for distribution to Earth's populace, are scheduled to be announced at a later date. In the meantime, interested consumers are instructed to direct their laughably archaic data processing devices to Hothead's propaganda website.

May 25, 2011

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  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - May 26, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    YESSS! Please do it right!
  • NeelEvil - May 26, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    @Omikron- Not a bad idea but they've still got plenty of Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect material to work with. Everything from "Life, The Universe & Everything" onwards has yet to be brought to screen by Hollywood, TV or games.
  • Omrikon - May 26, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    If they're making another point-n-click adventure, I'd assume they'd go the way they did with Back to the Future and provide new plot while using familiar settings and characters, since it's their best way of placating originalist fans without simply turning the movie into a video game. I am curious as to what kind of protagonist the player can be though. Will it be a character relevant to the original storyline? An entirely original one? Or will players be able to customize it themselves?
  • yetanotherCid304 - May 26, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    Sorry i ment to write Megacritic. As punishment for this typo, i will now hithchhike to Frogstar World B and throw myself into the Total Perspective vortex.
  • yetanotherCid304 - May 26, 2011 2:44 a.m.

    I Just found the question to the answer of life and everything: "What score will this game recive on metacritic?"
  • reeperskull - May 26, 2011 1:59 a.m.

    i like everything Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy including the movie. Hopefully this game is just as hard as the orginal game.
  • mickeygfunk - May 26, 2011 1:58 a.m.

    @ Heyexclamationpoint: the first time i watched it, i thought i disliked it due to the difference in my original imagining of the characters etc after readign the books... but upon re-watching it last year, i realized its a damn good movieon its own merits. side note: all of hothead games suck so i'm araid of this since i love the IP so much.
  • Kage_No_Shi - May 25, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    So this is an actual game? I wouldn't mind seeing an actual Hitchhiker book based on the book within the movie/Book.
  • Heyexclamationpoint - May 25, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    Sometimes I think that I am the only one who liked, nay, loved the movie.
  • BertTheTurtle - May 25, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    This could very well be the best video game based on a book in history.
  • RabidCabbage - May 25, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    No worries. I'll be intrigued to see what they make of the Hitchhiker's license. Can't see it being too conventional, which is good.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - May 25, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    @RabidCabbage Thanks!
  • RabidCabbage - May 25, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    "Hitchhicker's"? Typo in title.
  • mockraven - May 25, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    I absolutely loved the books. I dunno if they can make me love the game in the same way, though. Here's hoping it comes out well, but I have my doubts. Hitchhiker's Guide is just too awesome.
  • Tronto13 - May 25, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    plz plz plz plz plz plz plz be nothing like the film!!!! Books, original TV series or radio series would be excellent!! I hope to god this wont suck!!
  • Axcleblade - May 25, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    Awesome. I love this series but that text adventure broke my heart.
  • juicenpancakes - May 25, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    A small part of me never wants Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or Ender's Game to ever become a game (or movie; case in point, HGttG) because I just can't imagine it reaching my sky-high expectations. (crossing fingers) please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck...
  • StrayGator - May 25, 2011 7:52 p.m.


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