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Thursday, March 29, 2001
 
Hitchhiker's Guide 3D Title In Development
1:01 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

The always-excellent gaming site EuroGamer has released the news that there is a title in development based on Douglas Adams' famed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game and its source novels. The publisher Pan Interactive has teamed up with UK developer Digital Village to create "an incredibly amusing third person, real-time 3D arcade towel 'em up adventure in the mould of Tomb Raider, Mario 64 and Zelda." Digital Interactive also created the adventure game Starship Titanic.


While there is no mention of a Mac version (and in fact no specific platform is mentioned at all) Douglas Adams himself is an acknowledged Mac user and fan, and Digital Village did create a Mac OS version of Starship Titanic. We have contacted the appropriate personnel on both sides of the ocean, and we'll bring you the results.


EuroGamer's short article features a description and several renders of the 3D character models that will be used in the game. Here is an excerpt:

Those of our readers with a long memory (or a large number of grey hairs) may well remember Douglas Adams' classic text adventure game The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, loosely based on the novels, radio drama and TV series of the same name. Now Swedish publisher Pan Interactive have announced that they are teaming up with British developer Digital Village (the brains behind Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic) to create an all-new game of the Guide, which they describe as "an incredibly amusing third person, real-time 3D arcade towel 'em up adventure in the mould of Tomb Raider, Mario 64 and Zelda".


You take on the role of Arthur Dent, rescued by his friend Ford Prefect (who is in fact from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse and not, as Arthur had previously believed, Guildford) when the planet Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Along the way you will encounter such bizarre characters as Zaphod Beeblebrox (a man with two heads and an ego to match), the Bug Blatter Beast (the dumbest creature in the universe) and of course Marvin the Paranoid Android.

Those who's gaming experience dates back to the original text adventure will no doubt be delighted. This game won't be due until early next year, so that gives us plenty of time to lobby for a Mac version.

HGttG Character Renders
EuroGamers' Report on Hitchhiker's Guide ot the Galaxy Title


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