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Computer Games

Aside from the Hitchhiker's game, Douglas wrote another game in the eighties called Bureaucracy. The aim of the game was to get your bank to acknowlege a change of address card!

In this clip from 1985, he envisions a future in which computer games run from exciting new Compact Disc Technology.

Douglas used computers as tools for his writing, and realised they were much more than a hi-tech typewriter. He kept the entries for the Meaning of Liff on a hypercard stack (a kind of primitive hypertext system) until a virus destroyed the machine it was stored on.

He went on to found a digital media and internet company called The Digital Village. Their CD-ROM adventure game, Starship Titanic, won a Codie Award and was BAFTA-nominated. The Digital Village also founded h2g2, which is now part of BBC online.

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