Play This: Fan-made ‘Community’ Game ‘Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne’

Posted 8 years ago by Games, Television

Journey to the center of Hawkthorne

I haven’t written much about Community on here, but it’s one of my all-time favorite TV shows, right up there with The Simpsons, Arrested Development, and a few seasons of The Office. A few weeks ago, the third season was wrapped up with an amazing tribute to retro games in the episode Digital Estate Planning. In the episode, Pierce (Chevy Chase) gets a note about his deceased (and super racist) Dad leaving him a video game to beat in order to claim his inheritance.

The game is called Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne, and one intrepid fan of the show has created a playable and downloadable version of his own, which you can grab here.

It’s incomplete, but it’s a great start. The graphics and sound are all dead-on from what was on screen in the show, and I can’t wait to see the end boss battle against Pierce’s Dad, complete with Troy and Abed riding dinosaurs and shooting lava.

Even if you haven’t followed all three seasons of Community, you should check out the episode if you’re a gamer. There are some jokes that are made just for us. I had to pause the show I was laughing so hard when everyone first gets in the game and Pierce is running back and forth saying “Which one am I?”

Via The Verge

  • “Community” is my favorite show on TV right now, and that episode was exceptional. I left the world of gaming about 6 years ago, but I still love my 8-bit roots, and “Digital Estate Planning” played to that so well.

    As a side bar, I’m absolutely terrified of what will happen to this show now that they’ve pushed out creator Dan Harmon to install new show runners. Making this show “more broad” could easily ruin it. (Just look at “Big Bang Theory”, and it’s de-evolution from a great show about nerds, to “nerd blackface”.)

    • Yeah I’m worried about the show too, but then again, I didn’t even expect the third season to get finished. I guess we can always look at the first three seasons as the real run of the show.