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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2010, 01:15:20 AM »
Which ship?

Floppies -  Ah, the good old days of glorious black and white monitors and text based games.

I still think my favorite computer games are the old text games like HHGTG & Zork, although, Starship Titanic gives them a run for the money.  But then Starship is DNA's attempt to insert the enjoyment of text into the era of graphics - very successfully if you ask me.  If you haven't played Starship Titanic, you are missing out.  Conversations with Marcinta Drubish (sp?) are always a hoot.

This just in... apparently someone has done a point and click remake version of the Hitchhiker's game and released it on Towel Day 2010:  http://h2g2remake.wordpress.com/
I am fairly sure Spanos, who did most of the work, was one of the old kjov site members.
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 06:33:27 PM »
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2010, 10:39:06 PM »
I just got this forum as a referrer, and I thought what the hell I never signed up for any DNA related site, let alone a Towel Day one. I don't know what kjov is, therefore we're not the same guy ;D
I haven't tried Starship Titanic, and I can't find it anywhere to download (not cracked!). If anyone knows something like Steam or anything that allows me to pay for it via Paypal, it'd be great.

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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2010, 03:59:06 PM »
well I was playing the game again but I still lost.  :(
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2010, 05:16:33 PM »
Towel, has anyone ever won?
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2010, 10:55:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Dualnames!

Starship Titanic came in a 3 CD set so the full install is fairly large (over a gig).  I am not aware of any place you can download it, but if having CDs shipped is not too old fashioned for you, you can probably get a copy for around $20.
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2010, 02:47:18 PM »
No one Teatime...no one.  :(
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2010, 11:05:05 PM »
Guess it's impossible. Or at least, improbable. :-\
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2010, 06:12:47 PM »
Speaking of the Starship Titanic, here is a 1997 interview with DNA in which he discusses Starship Titanic (among other things including the Infocom games).

http://jason.con.ca/2010/06/19/interview-douglas-adams/
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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2010, 05:32:20 PM »
I loved this part:

I knew I was on to something because when I went to San Francisco to talk about it everyone said I was mad. So I thought, “Good, it means nobody else is doing it.”

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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2014, 02:31:55 PM »
The BBC has put out a 30th Anniversary Edition of the Hitchhiker's game (the original game was released in 1984).  I haven't tried it so I don't know if it is much, if any, different from the previous version they had on their site.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition



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Re: Infocom Game
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2014, 05:47:50 PM »
Nifty!
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