Travel back to 1985 to discover more about the self-proclaimed “greatest operating system of all time." Navigate the weird quirks of Hogo OS 1985 Edition, solve puzzles, play mini-games, and unravel the story behind why this one-time cutting edge computer system was mysteriously lost to time.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The core Dum-Dum adventure is complete, and the Hogo OS 1985 Edition operating system has many fun activities & easter eggs to discover. But we want to add more! We would like to engage with a community of players to explore how we can flesh the world out further through new stories & adventures.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be in Early Access for about one year. The exact time depends upon the number and scope of new features we add.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We want to add additional adventures that may include stand-alone quests & possibly continuing the main story. We want to add new game programs within the Hogo OS. And if possible, we hope to add activities that allow interacting with other players, including making it possible for players to create their own "Hogonet" pages that can be viewed by others.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The main story is currently playable from start to finish, with many additional activities & fun features already available to explore.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase after Early Access based upon the amount of new content & features that we add.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be engaging directly with our community through the Steam forums. We want to hear your feedback! This is a passion project for us, and we want it to be the best 1985 computer OS simulation that it can possibly be!”
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About This Game

Are you ready for Hogo OS 1985 Edition? Hey, it isn't 1984 anymore! Time to trade in your dad's operating system for the next generation of computing technology!

UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY


In the mid-1980s, the Hogo computer operating system was considered the next big thing. It powered cutting-edge computers by providing stunning color displays, generating amazing sound, and supporting huge 426x240 pixel display monitors. It really was the future.

And then practically overnight, Hogo OS disappeared.

What happened is one of the biggest mysteries of the 1980s. Rumors say that an evil mastermind attempted to use Hogo OS to take over the world, and was only stopped by the bumbling actions of a complete idiot. Those rumors are true.

The year is 1985. And you are that idiot.

A FULL OPERATING SYSTEM EXPERIENCE FROM 1985


Dum-Dum is equally a simulator and an adventure game. You must solve puzzles and decipher clues to uncover its secrets.

The interface is a full simulation of a fictional computer operating system: Hogo OS 1985 Edition. It includes everything you'd expect to find on a computer from 1985. Numerous games like Solitaire 1985 and Hogoworm Dungeon. Creativity applications like Animator and Piano Composer. Digital books, interactive stories, and features to customize your desktop. There's even a simple working BASIC programming language.

But digging a little deeper will uncover new secrets, hidden activities, and quests. Part of the fun is exploring and uncovering the many programs and features of Hogo OS.

Ultimately, the main story requires you to figure out how to best use the Hogo operating system to solve a puzzling mystery. Hogo OS 1985 Edition is your key to interacting with quirky characters, uncovering the strange history of the Hogo Company, and saving the world.

Or...you can ignore the main story for awhile & just enjoy the open-ended sandbox gameplay. That evil mastermind isn't going anywhere.

OFFICIAL HOGO PRESS RELEASE, CIRCA 1985


Are you still using Hogo OS 1984 Edition? Well, time to throw that garbage in the trash can!* Welcome to Hogo OS 1985 Edition, sure to become the greatest operating system of all time! It includes many great features worthy of the name Hogo:

  • Rad interface graphics!
  • Clock program that keeps real time!
  • Over 30 system colors, now including cyan! WE DID IT!
  • Ability to open three programs at the same time! Did someone say multiple tasking??

Hogo OS 1985 Edition also comes with an exclusive new game called Dum-Dum. Interact with a virtual friend who is forced to play with you, using multiple floppy disks worth of video. And you don't even need a floppy drive to play!

In addition, Hogo OS 1985 Edition includes a cutting-edge new system called Electro-sharing. Through the use of proprietary Hogo technocode, it will soon be possible to connect your computer directly with someone who isn't even in the same room as you! Imagine: instead of going to the post office, you could send digital messages to Hogo computing professionals who could receive them IMMEDIATELY!** You could also use it to install new programs, expand your computer's capabilities, and so much more! We call it Electro-sharing, but we think you'll call it The Future!

*Seriously, stop using Hogo OS 1984 Edition.

**Hogo computing professionals are not required to respond to messages they receive through Electro-sharing.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or better
    • Processor: Intel Celeron / Athlon Sempron or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 / Athlon 2 X2 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 470GTX Titan / ATI Radeon 5850 or better
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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