Hothead Games is working on an interactive version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for iPhone and iPad, available this fall. This isn't an adaptation of the beloved series by Douglas Adams, mind you, but of the guide itself. Meaning, attorneys from Megadodo Publications -- the established publisher of the original guide -- should be sending a cease and desist letter through an interdimensional portal at any moment to stop the app's production. There are those who will argue that such a legal maneuver would be impossible, given the fictitious existence of the publisher, but we'd posit that such a tactic is merely improbable and, therefore, likely to happen.

The developers plan to take "the standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom" and make it available to the mostly harmless masses of Earth. We, at Joystiq, would like to warn all those reading that if humanity gets its hands on this device, it will accelerate the question to the answer of 42. Therefore, we advise nobody panic. Simply grab your towel and find the first alien you can with transport off this rock before the Vogon construction fleet shows up.*

*Yes, we understand that there is a correlation vs. causation debate to be had here, but would you rather argue the point or grab a drink at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe?
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Interactive Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Coming Soon for iPhone, iPad

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42, App, App Store, iPad App, iPhone App, ipod touch, towel day, travel

VANCOUVER - August 10, 2011
Hothead Games today announced that an interactive edition of the beloved The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will be released this fall for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy app is an authentic experience, allowing fans to feel like they're holding the device that Douglas Adams described over thirty years ago. Users can learn all about the importance of towels, vogons, Milliways, the Babel Fish, a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, how to survive in space, and more, all in this friendly app.

"We really focused on taking existing Guide entries and presenting them in a new, interactive way," commented Joel DeYoung, Hothead Producer. "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."
For more about the upcoming The Hichhiker's Guide to the Galaxy app, visit www.thenewhitchhikersguide.com

For more about Hothead Games, visit: www.hotheadgames.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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