History of Milliways

If, like me, you’re interested in the history of computing, and the individual stories behind how some things did or didn’t come to be, you might appreciate this.

Andy Baio at Waxy.org managed to get his hands on the complete backup of Infogames 1989 network drive.  From that he’s pieced together the history of the infamous sequel to the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy computer game, Milliways: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.  Obviously, this should also appeal to Douglas Adams fans.  For me, that’s a double jackpot!

It’s a long, but interesting, story.  And, he includes an actual playable prototype of the game.