My journalism career spanned more than ten years, and hundreds of articles in various magazines, websites, and newspapers. In this article for USA Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, about a game he developed.
“A coincidental trip to 'Titanic' galaxy”
Douglas Adams' latest CD-ROM may be called Starship Titanic, but the best-selling author and computer game designer contends he's not trying to capitalize on the success of the blockbuster movie.
Adams was working on the project long before he caught wind of the film. "I can't imagine people are going to buy this game thinking it has anything to do with that movie unless they are very, very, very stupid," he says, tongue firmly in British cheek. "Not that I have anything against selling copies of the game to people who are very, very, very stupid. Their money is as good as anyone else's, but they may have a bit of trouble with the game."
With perfect comic timing - and a slightly menacing tone - the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series is shamelessly promoting his new graphic adventure for Windows 95. "It is one of these things that the more copies you buy, the richer the experience will become," he says. "If you don't believe me, go out and try it."
(full story available by request)