Over at Andy Baio’s Waxy.org blog, he reports on some archaeological work he did on an old backup drive from Infocom. As part of that, he found the history of a never-completed sequel to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe game. Fascinating, and a great example of what can go wrong in the development of a game, or any large scale artistic effort. He also makes two prototypes available for download.

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Fantastic news really and who knows what more will be salvaged from Infocom’s last backup?

April 23rd, 2008 at 2:14 am
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That was an intriguing read.

I will now have my paranoia up whenever I see someone resembling a “lean and hungry man” casually standing in a room… :)

April 29th, 2008 at 4:39 am
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[...] thing I forgot to mention in this post, is that you can play the original Infocom Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game at the BBC [...]

April 30th, 2008 at 5:12 am
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[...] – bookmarked by 2 members originally found by prexious on 2008-08-24 Lost Infocom Game: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe [...]

September 14th, 2008 at 8:15 am

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