Going through my Twitter feed this morning, I came across a tweet from @LittlestWinslow showing a link to an Indiewire article that spoke of a Reddit page for someone who is recreating the game featured in the Community episode Digital Estate Planning. The episode was pretty standout for me as, not only did I enjoy the humor, it was pretty badass to see an episode of Community that was about 80% 8-bit animation. Immediately after watching the episode (back in May), I thought to myself, “How cool would it be to actually get to play Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne?!”
Well, thanks to some really creative fan(s), we all have the opportunity to play it! It’s a work in progress as they only have about 3 levels that are playable but it appears that they update with new versions that fix bugs or have additions to the already created levels. You can pick which character you want to play and explore the 8-bit world that’s inspired by what Dan Harmon and crew created. The reproduction of it is really fantastic and I think it’s pretty damn awesome. So if you’d like to play the game, you can head over to Reddit and download it for PC or Mac.
Here is an image from the actual episode.
Here are some screenshots from the playable video game.