Over a score years ago (I write it that way so I don't say 20 years and feel ancient) my dad brought home a box of video games and told me to have at. I booted up our old Compaq and put in one of the five inch floppy discs and a few DOS commands later I was typing out a video game. I had no idea what I was doing.
The games I was playing were part of an INFOCOM pack and included one where you were a private eye and one where you were a dungeon crawling machine that often gotten eaten by a grue in the dark. The one I fixated on the most was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a game that had odd words and commands that started in a bathroom with a hungover guy who got killed when hit by a brick after his house was destroyed. Or when the Earth was destroyed. Over and over again. It took a trip to the library and an accidental finding of Douglas Adams's work to get me to realize I had to lay down in front of the bulldozer to proceed. I never beat that game, mostly because I could never remember to check my pockets and gather all the fluff. If that doesn't make sense to you, welcome to gaming in a small Southern town before the Internet.
Now you can join in my frustration because that game has a 30th Anniversary release on BBC's website. Join me in not finding the solutions and dying a thousand times while laughing all the way. Hint: don't get drunk at the pub and always keep your towel.