I’ve tried reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy series and I can tell you to not skip a book. My local library was missing one from the series and I was more confused than usual. Yet I can tell that Douglas Adams’ series has a reason to be as popular as it is. While at times it seems to be a lot of nonsense, it’s well structured and darn fun nonsense. The book has spawned a radio drama, TV show, and movie.
And then there’s the text game produced by Infocom. You don’t see text-based adventure games anymore. Point-and-click still has some life but we seem to want our video games to be…visual. And yet the BBC has posted a remake of Infocom’s Hitchhiker’s Guide text game, with some graphics (first move should be turn on the lights) to help you get oriented. It’s not an easy game. I know I’ve said I’m not very good but I died just trying to get out of the bedroom. See how far you can get. PROTIP: Don’t panic. (I had to throw that in there.)