Crowdfunding project for Titanic game lets players relive the final hours of the ship in real-time

By Shawn Knight
Feb 23, 2015
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  1. A game seeking funding on Indiegogo has recreated the RMS Titanic, putting players in control of Robert Morgan as he races to clear his name and escape the ill-fated ship as it begins to sink in real-time.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    Does it come with a boat trip ticket? (I don't mean for kayaking) :)

    There are a few unemployed, strong-hand Irish workers still left here, in Belfast, place of the original, who surely can build one again ;)
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    I can't believe no one has rebuilt the Titanic as a modern day cruise ship. That would be a cruise I'd love to take. Then there would be no need in games such as this. The initial cruise could probably pay for the ship, with the amount of money some people would pay to be the first ones.
  4. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Posts: 85   +12

    This reminds me of an educational game like the Oregon Trail, except almost seeming to be much more boring for a small child. For some reason I'm visualizing a game like Myst.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    The actual game-play is likely to be quite different than their presentation of what the ship looks like. They didn't get into game-play as the ship was sinking. The only showed some of the scenes you would see as you toured the ship. Even then this was early in development without any people. That could always change.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Start saving. As far as I know, Blue Star Lines is still going ahead with the Titanic II.
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  7. I can't wait to see how it ends!
  8. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Addict Posts: 295   +58

    If it works with VR and a movable platform. Sure.
  9. infiltrator

    infiltrator TS Booster Posts: 140   +21

    Is there already a guy that lives in China planning on re-building Titanic?
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    No doubt. If it's anything like their knockoff cars, it will be a clip on conversion kit over the top of this

    The Blue Star Titanic II is being built by a Chinese shipyard.
  11. Titanic II, made in china? Think I'll give that a miss.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    And we all know how well that worked out the first time......:theboatsinks: :'(
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    This is right down on the Delaware River waterfront. I think the double stacks would make it a better fit for a Titanic II rehab.

    Plus, it's rusted out so badly, it would probably go down faster than a Philly sports team in the playoffs(y) or (n)which ever holds the most symbolism for ya!:)

    "I know that my farts will go on". I wonder if we should pitch a rewrite to Celine Dione on the song as well...:confused:
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Bit of a sad sight considering her Blue Riband record.
    You think new ownership might continue the proud tradition of US mercantile shipping changing to Chinese registration? :D "Oriental Nicety" - someone was having a laugh!
    There's probably a Mark Sanchez/Co-ed joke in there somewhere.:eek:
  15. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,144   +486

    He titled himself as a Jedi!? /)_-
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,349   +1,945

    Do you really think Harland & Wolff will want to undertake a project like that again?
  17. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    That's how they got famous, no matter what happened after, or perhaps more so because it did.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    You do understand there's a difference between "infamous", and "famous", er don't you? There's also the whole false advertising stigma to be lived down. You know, "the unsinkable ship", and all that.

    Besides, I'm with DBZ on this one. They should send the SS United States to China for a rehab. Make it the "Titanic 2". At least people who are willing to put in an honest days work would get it, instead of people merely sitting on their a**es claiming, we're #1 while being overcompensated for it.
  19. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

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  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Or you could pay American shipwrights to convert it into "The Supermax of the Seas" to house those "merely sitting on their a**es".
    Think of the opportunities - testing the validity of the Bermuda Triangle...valiant breakwater for cyclone/hurricane/tsunami threatened towns....
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    That's a great idea. BTW, do you have a branch of the ACLU in New Zealand?

    The definition of, "cruel and unusual punishment", has been downgraded to an ankle bracelet and a slap on the wrist. Plus, the slap is still considered open to negotiation.

    There's always the possibility of a refit, (no matter where it's performed), then sinking it at Botany Bay, as a five star hotel. That's as close to penal use as it's ever likely to get..
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    If you aren't a civil libertarian in New Zealand and they catch you, I think you're placed in a non-offensive neutral pastel hued room and asked politely to reflect on your behaviour.
    A slap on the wrist here means a two year Governmental inquiry, confidential payout for emotional harm, and subsidised grief counselling.
    Sounds good - with the added attraction of recreational diving punctuated by near misses from James Cameron's submersible.

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