A group of developers at DN Games has been working on a remake for Infocom's 1984 computer game The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy for more than two years now and plans to release the title in just a few weeks!

Unlike the original release (and the BBC remake put out several years ago), though, which was programmed by Steve Meretzky and written by Douglas Adams, this remake is a point-and-click experience (created in Adventure Game Studio) instead of a text adventure, with new graphics and music from DN Games.

The new game is designed to keep the high interactivity levels of Infocom's version while introducing two levels of difficulty, Strag and Hitchhiker. In the former, time is slower, there are no dead-end situations, the inventory limit is flexible, and guide entries appear in a list. The latter has time passing faster, dead-end situations, inventory restraints, and guide entries you need to parse.

Just in case you never played the original, the game loosely follows the plot of Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels, following Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Trillian in an adventure that has you escaping Earth's destruction and flying around in the Heart of Gold ship powered by an infinite improbability drive.

DN Games expects to publish the game online for free on May 25th, also known as Towel Day among Douglas Adams fans. You can watch an old trailer for the remake below and download/play a demo here. More information about the title and its upcoming release is available here, too.