Interactive Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for iPad

When we first covered the news that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy would be returning to Earth, we weren’t quite sure what form Hothead Games would use for its adaptation of the Douglas Adams classic.

Now though, it seems we’ve got the answer – and it’s honestly kinda logical.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will be released “this fall” for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

This new interactive version of the book promises to be “an authentic experience”, which will really let fans feel like they’re holding the fabled device that seemed so futuristic when it was described thirty years ago. Find out about Milliways, get the recipe for a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, the reasons behind the Babel Fish, how to cope with vogons, and – of course – the importance of always knowing where your towel is.

Plus there’s tips on how to survive in space, all wrapped up in a friendly exterior.

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Joel DeYoung, Producer at Hothead Games, explains some of the design choices:

We really focused on taking existing Guide entries and presenting them in a new, interactive way. We have so much respect for the original that we had to stay true to the style of Douglas Adams, and deliver an app that feels familiar to fans, but updated for today’s devices.

Cheekily referring to itself as The “new” Hitchhiker’s Guide, there’s more info at the website – but we’ll be keeping a close eye on Hothead Games. Those guys seem like really hoopy froods.

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