The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy defines Towel Day as a human observance wherein fans of Douglas Adams, the Earth-born author of the literary works inspired by the previously mentioned universal encyclopedia, honor the late writer’s memory by wearing towels in public and rambling to anyone who will listen about Babel Fish,Vogon poetry (opens in new tab), suicidal robots and the number 42.
Counted among these fans-of-questionable-mental-health are the developers at Hothead Games, who have chosen today, the 10th Annual Towel Day, to declare the arrival of a new interactive ‘video game’ based on the cult sci-fi series.
“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,” wrote a Hothead worker on the world wide internet.
The electronic message included aquote from a high ranking studio laborer called Joel DeYoung, who declared: “We’re super excited to be involved with such a legendary creation as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The quirky and hilarious universe that Douglas Adams created became an instant classic for so many. All the hoopiest froods here at Hothead jumped on the chance to work on the project.”
Further details as to which machine will be compatible with the game, or when the product will be ready for distribution to Earth’s populace, are scheduled to be announced at a later date. In the meantime, interested consumers are instructed to direct their laughably archaic data processing devices to Hothead’spropaganda website (opens in new tab).
May 25, 2011