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Someone Made the Community 8-Bit Video Game for Real

Six seasons and a movie and a video game! Well, that last part now taken care of. Community treated gamers (hate that term) to a delight with the Season 3 episode "Digital Estate Planning," a loving tribute to the old-school days of 8-bit video games that saw the study group reduced to mere pixels. Someone somewhere said, "Man that would be so awesome if someone actually made that game because I would load my bong and play that shiz allllll dizzzay!" Well Mr. Someone Somewhere, call your dealer BECAUSE IT IS AN AMAZING REALITY.

Reddit user Derferman (you are awesome, btw) got his coding skills in order and made "Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne," the same game Jeff, Annie, Britta, Pierce, Troy, Abed, Shirley, and Gilbert Lawson all played to compete for Cornelius Hawthorne's inheritance. He actually made it. The game, complete with 8-bit Community theme and all.

The game is still in super-beta stage at the moment, with just a few of the levels featured in the episode, but the attention to detail so far is mind-blowing. There's no entering rooms yet (sorry, no torching the blacksmith and his wife), no Hilda, no boss levels, and no a lot of other things, but those will be added in a later update. However, Derferman did add a few things not featured in the episode, including new costumes for characters (head to the more options tab on the character select screen). Brittasaurus Rex is SO ADORABLE.

Here's the original thread with update notes, user praise, and download links. Or you can just download by clicking the links below:

(Note: We're not responsible for the contents of these downloads! If you download one of these and run the program and it starts World War III, it's your fault! In other words, download at your own risk. Also, I only tested out the Mac version, which ran beautifully.)

Mac (OS X)
Windows 32-bit
Windows 64-bit
Linux

I already tried the Konami code and got nothin'. Now will someone please make the Community video game where Dan Harmon never got fired?


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Love the ep. Gonna try the game.
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It says I don't have an xml or something x.x

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There's already a new update-



http://www.reddit.com/r/hawkthorne/comments/urbmm/release_journey_to_the_center_of_hawkthorne_v0014/
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Dude, I TOTALLY hate the term "gamers" too!! Whoa, I thought I was literally the only human being on the planet that did. Thank you!



I don't know if I'll actually try and play the game but that's impressive. C programs are so cool. lol
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Thats nothing! You haven't heard about that one dudes roommates' aunt who made 8000 something in a month. Burn!

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Way Cool!
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Cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool. Cool cool cool.

Cool.
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I bet Abed and Hilda are helping him. She has information on everything.



If not, Abed's going to say "cool" like at least 10 times.
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#Sixseasonsandavideogame !
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ZOMG!
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Just tested the Windows 64-bit version and played as Abed dressed as Batman.. This game (once is done) is gonna be epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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this news made me so happy :D

cant wait till its perfected

omg some of the extra choices are fun like "sexy vampire" (troy) and squirrel britta
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Now someone make a Greendale themepark.
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my aunt made $84 an hour on the laptop & made $8683 just working on the laptop for a few hours. I WIN.
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"Someone Made the Community 8-Bit Video Game for Real"



This article title doesn't do justice, surely something more along the lines of:

"Some God like person has created happiness for all"



Maybe "Someone truly seized the day!" or some other Community inspired hilarious version that I can't think up right now, although im sure someone else can.
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to make a game where you can have all the freedoms from the in-show game would take a long long time. plus the detail on gay island would have to be perfect.
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Cool^(Infinity)
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Ah, but to be a fan of this show and not be a nerd. Wait. I'm a nerd. Crap.
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Also, do we have to redownload this every time there's a new update or will that happen automatically? *computer ignoramus*
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Pretty sure you need to redownload...

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Ah ok then. thanks
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Holy yes
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16-bit
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Community fans are the best!!
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sweet
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Mindblown. My life is complete. Could it be any more perfect???!?!! COOL COOL COOL!!!
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Cool cool cool cool.
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This game is great! I'm one step closer to being in the Community universe.
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Haha, thanks for this. I'm gonna end up wasting so much ti -- uh, living my life to the fullest -- with this game.
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No Hilda? And here I thought I was getting a virtual soulmate.. This is the greatest thing ever, love the animation details so far, seeing Abed-Batman's cape move as he moves is pretty impressive for a game that's not anywhere near completion yet.
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i feel like I've been waiting for this day all my life. Even before the episode came out.
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I knew it was only a matter of time. Awesome!
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