Bibliotherapy Arcade: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Explore Life, the Universe and Everything via a completely-free-to-play online version of the original text-based adventure designed with inputs from Douglas Noel Adams himself, courtesy the BBC.

A word of warning - The game will kill you frequently. It's a bit mean like that.


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"The game largely follows the same story as you'll find in the books: at the outset, you play as Arthur Dent, who has just woken up to the realization that his home is about to be demolished. Soon he learns that his close friend is an alien and that the Earth, much like his home, is set to be destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass.

Eventually he ends up in space and a lot of weird things happen." ~ Andrew Webster


The next time you're feeling passive and susceptible to doomscrolling your social media feeds, instead watch and learn as the GameGrumps navigate Arthur through the galaxy over seven parts. Equally unproductive, but definitely more therapeutic than the latest trending b*ll$hit polluting the internet.

This part of the game is called 'Waiting'

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