Hothead Games (the team who gave us Deathspank) have announced that they’re working on a game of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and so far that’s about all they’re saying, although there is a website up for it. No platforms have been announced but Videogamer are reporting that it will be available digitally. You can check out the full press release below:
“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. This new edition of The Guide will be available not only on your planet but also on all nearby systems including Alpha Centauri”
Despite the lack of information I’m quite excited about this, as to my mind the Hitchhiker’s books are among the funniest ever written, although I am dubious as to how well they’ll translate to a game. Let’s just hope Hothead remember to bring a towel, and until we know more, DON’T PANIC.