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Someone's making a Community video game based on the one from the TV show

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In the recent Community episode "Digital Estate Planning," Chevy Chase's character Pierce Hawthorne must win his inheritance by playing an unapologetically racist 8-bit video game invented by his dead father.

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Redditor Derferman was so inspired by the show that he's in the process of making a playable version of the game — Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne — complete with alternate costumes for the characters (such as Batman Abed, Constable Reggie from Inspector Spacetime, Captain Kirk Pierce, The Pillowman, and Hulk Jeff Winger).

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It's still in the rudimentary beta stages, but you can download it here and run around a few levels and stomp on hippies. A more complete version of the game should be coming down the pike.

You can check for updates at the Hawkthorne Reddit group, where folks are making such suggestions as including 8-bit ABBA songs, as a tribute to the zombie episode.

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I know I shouldn't feel this way, but if the actor who portrayed Inspector Spacetime that one time and tried to kickstart his own badly conceived version turned out to be a big force behind this game project, I'd kind of want it shot down by NBC's legal team. Just, because, you know. Something about the situation would make for a worthwhile eyeroll in the blogosphere. Not sure yet who it would be in response to. :)