It was designed by Steve Meretzky , previously known for adventure games such as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Archived from the original on May 2, Hit the Road and the Dr. Boffo Games’ Steve Meretzky”. Hodj ‘n’ Podj became Boffo’s first project under Media Vision, [6] which acted as its publisher.

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Meretzky conceived Hodj ‘n’ Podj in the late s, as a way to revive simpler games that had become hard to obtain.

Archived from the original on March 8, Despite some “minor quibbles,” she considered the game “a true delight. Inhe reported that Hodj ‘n’ Podj continued to receive as many fan letters as all of his other games combined.

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After spending several years as a contractor for Legend Entertainmentdesigner Steve Meretzky started the company Boffo Games with two of his friends in According to Mike Dornbrook, an offer for the sequel was made later in by Sanctuary Woods.

Boffo Games’ Steve Meretzky”.

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To increase its value, he believed it needed a structure that tied together its minigames ; and this inspired its storyline and board game motif.

It was designed by Steve Meretzkypreviously known for adventure games such as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


Hodj ‘n’ Podj sold between 40, and 50, copies, which Meretzky later called “a disappointing number even in the much smaller games market of the time. The project was canceled after Virgin’s restructuring in early Archived from the original on October 14, M the closure of his employer InfocomMeretzky had conceived Hodj ‘n’ Podj in summer[9] five or more years before the project began.

Archived from the original on March 24, Archived from the original on May 3, Hodj ‘n’ Podj The Space Bar.

The board features 19 important locations, each of which contains a minigame that the player completes to earn items or information necessary to rescue the princesses. Hodj ‘n’ Podj manual. Hodj ‘n’ Podj is a computer board game and minigame compilation for one to two players. Archived from the original on July 4, During development, Boffo discovered that Hodj ‘n’ Podj appealed to a wider demographic than Meretzky’s past work, and Meretzky has since cited it as an early casual game.

As a result, the game missed During the journey, the opposing player or computer may intervene and steal the princesses by succeeding in a competitive minigame.

Hodj ‘n’ Podj – GameSpot

Archived from the original on June 21, Selling 40, to 50, units, Hodj ‘n’ Podj was commercially unsuccessful. Hodj ‘n’ Podj ultimately debuted in March These may be played separately or within an overarching fairy tale story, which follows the suitors Hodj and Podj in their attempts to rescue two princesses.


As production of Hodj ‘n’ Podj progressed, the team “began to suspect that it was going to appeal to a very different gaming audience”, according to Meretzky. Der Urvater schenkel klopfender Adventures”. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Although he enjoyed the game’s graphics and humor, he summarized, “You’ve seen all the puzzles before, often done better than they’re done here.

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Hit the Road and the Dr. They discovered that an unexpected number of female players, families and non-gamers reacted with j toward the game, compared to Meretzky’s past projects.

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Sorority Life was a success, which Meretzky saw as proof that Hodj ‘n’ Podj ‘ s commercial failure was caused by marketing and distribution factors rather than design flaws. Look Before You Leap: