What happened to Hitchhiker's Guide?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xavierpunkreno, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. xavierpunkreno, Dec 29, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011

    xavierpunkreno macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    The app had a release date of fall of this year and there's been nothing. Not even any word or update. Anyone have any inside scoop?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. estockme macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    the text-based video game my dad had? with siri?
  4. xavierpunkreno thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    The iPad app. Sorry should have been more specific.
  5. Fossil guy macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2011
    I think the iPad is "The Guide"

    The game would be great, but I have been telling my wife that the iPad (& iPhone before that) IS The Guide ... it (the pad) just doesn't talk ... yet ... keep hoping, & don't panic !
    I've been driving around with a towel in my trunk for 25 yrs now ... & now that we've got "The Guide", I'm set !
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Have you checked with the developer of said app? Do they have a website and a Contact Us page?
  7. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  8. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I agree!!! I often tell people that Douglas Adams invented the iPad. If you put a Wikipedia app on there, you're all set! Wikipedia is just like the Hitchhiker's Guide--anyone can write anything they want, and it may be a long time before it gets "edited" to be correct.
  9. jekyl macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2011
    I think an iPad with IMDB, GOOGLE and Wolfram Alpha apps pretty much IS the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Planet Earth.
  10. Perfect Timing macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2014
    Dead... The press release was apparently a BS promotional exercise..

    I emailed the company about this.. This is what I got in response:

    Mark Ng, Jan 04 12:13 PM:
    Hi Ptiming,

    Thanks for your feedback and interest!

    We currently do not have any plans on the development of this project.

    However we do also suggest you try out our other games (free to download) on itunes and GooglePlay: (keyword search as follows):

    - Big Win Sports (Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, MLB, NHL)
    - Rivals at War
    - Rivals at War Firefight
    - Rivals at War 2084
    - True Spy

    Best Regards,

    Hothead Games

    Ptiming, Jan 04 07:29 AM:
    Nearly three years ago, your company put out a press release (http://io9.com/5831478/new-app-turns-your-ipad-into-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy) stating you were releasing a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy app for iPad... It was scheduled for release Fall of 2011..

    Point blank: WHAT HAPPENED????

    This email is a service from Hothead Games Support Portal.

    I sent back this:

    "Thank you" for the canned uninformational nonreply.

    If you are not moving forward on this project, then might I suggest you at least do those of us who are quite fond of both Douglas Adams and his work a favor by taking down the website "http://www.thenewhitchhikersguide.com". At the very least update it to share the fact that your massive press release from 2011 was just a large steaming pile?

    Sent from my iPad

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