Boffo Games is no
longer in business. From 1994 through 1997, the company produced two notable
games: Hodj 'n' Podj and The Space Bar. Neither game is sold
anymore, but you might be able to find a copy for sale on eBay or other auction sites.
Hodj 'n' Podj
Hodj 'n' Podj is a collection of 19 mini-games, set in a humorous fairy
tale land, and linked together by a board-game-like meta-game.
game was written for Windows 3.1, and runs reasonably well under several
subsequent versions of Windows. Unfortunately, it won't run under
either Windows XP or Vista, but thanks to a fan for writing in with this
Lose your clue books? You can
download Hodj's clue book
and Podj's clue book right
- Download and
Install Virtual PC 2007 from Microsoft; its free!
Get a copy
of Windows 98 on eBay for $5 and install it on the Virtual PC.
now runs on your XP desktop in a window just like any other program.
Put in the
Hodj 'n' Podj disk and install.
You're good to go!
In Windows 95 or later versions of Windows, there is a bug
that causes a crash in the Word Search mini-game, if you try to select a
diagonal word. This bug can be fixed by downloading an installing this patch. It's a self-extracting
ZIP file; just put it in your Hodj 'n' Podj directory and double-click it.
The Space Bar
The Space Bar is a hilarious graphic adventure game set in a
seedy spaceport lounge. You play a human detective, Alias Node, searching for a
murderer among the often unfathomable alien races in the bar. Your
investigations take you to a series of wild flashbacks on the home worlds of the
various suspects. The Space Bar was designed and directed by Steve Meretzky and
features concept art by Ron Cobb.
some hints to help your investigations:
The Thirsty Tentacle
Soldier 714-Z-367 Flashback
Slurb & Delb
Snap Rattle Flashback
boffo (bahf-oh) adj. 1. sensational 2.
extraordinarily successful. Example "The movie's boffo opening weekend smashed
all box office records."
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