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Apple Macintosh Software Game - 'The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy', 3½" Floppy Disk, 1984 Object Reg. No: HT 13669

'The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy' is a computer game on one 3½ inch floppy disk contained in a box with booklet cover and clear window to hold a disk and black-out glasses used in the game. It was introduced in 1984 for the Apple II, Macintosh, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST and the IBM PC.

This was collected as an example of one of the first games for the first model of the Macintosh computer.

The software game is based on the science fiction comedy series 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' that debuted as a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
A box with a booklet (26 pages) as part of the box with clear plastic section for a 3 1/2 inch disk, paper back-out glasses, six paper objects, two plastic packets of space material and a lapel badge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Tim McLaughlan, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 230 mm (Height), 190 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: computer games, computer software, computers, computing, education, entertainment
Themes this item is part of: Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, The Apple Computer Story - The Graphic User Interface 1983-1984, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
Inscriptions: On the package cover " The Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy - DON'T PANIC" with " interactive fiction Science fiction, standard level - Software for your Macintosh

1: with label " Microscopic Space Fleet"
2: unlabeled with " Fluff"

One Lapel badge: "DON'T PANIC"

Paper items:
1: "Order for Destruction" yellow notice
2: "Apple Macintosh - Interactive Fiction Reference Card"
3: a fold out envelope " OPEN THIS WHEN YOU REALLY NEED A HINT" booklet order form
4: Registration warranty Card - " FILL THIS OUT AND WE'LL FILL YOU IN"
5: Booklet - " The incomplete works of INFOCOM, INC"
6: a silver Alien message information sheet in an alien language.

Floppy disk label " The Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy "
Program ©1984
etc .
Manufacturer: Software Corporation of Australia, Australia, 1984

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