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Is there such a game

By ptitterington
Oct 13, 2002
  1. About 10 years ago I read that people were working on a game set on a spaceship where there were about 1000 rooms to explore and things to do and see.

    I am looking for a game where you can travel around and find things see things and dont have to follow a script or kill things or solve a puzzle.
    Where you dont have tiny villages and a cluttered complicated screen with so many things to learn that the the game is not a pleasure to do for a short time.

    Myst and riven were quite nice I have not yet tried the latest offering but that is the sort of environment.

    :)
     
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    I seem to remember a game similar to what you are talking about that was set on a ship of some sort, I don't remember if it was a space ship or a cruise ship though. I don't remember the name of it either. I want to think it was based on a novel and you were exploring the ship to find clues to solve some problem. Maybe someone else will remember what the name was.

    BTW, the game I'm thinking of was released about 4 or 5 years ago, not 10 so it may not be the same one.
     
  3. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 418

    If its the sames game i'm thinking of, then it was called errrm, forgotten now..:eek:

    But it was written/made by Douglas Adams of "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to The Galaxy" fame.

    It was set on a large space ship, and it wasn't a linear type of game. I think it had the word "Titanic" in its name, although im not sure...

    Hope this helps...
     
  4. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 418

    By the way, if you find out what the games called, can you tell me, i wouldn't mind having a look at it...
     
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    DNA/Starship Titanic - The Game
     
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    Starship Titanic Created by Douglas Adams and Terry Jones...

     
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    Damn you Mict!! ;)
     
  8. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 376

    Thanks for that I have ordered a used copy to try.

    Does anyone understand this.

    At amazon Myst III Exile is not available for PC until next month and is listed at about £8.50
    Myst III Exile collectors edition appears to be available now new and second hand for between £18 secind hand to £27 new.

    How is this. Is it out yet. Is it good.
    One of the second hand ones appeared to be for a mac, but if i remember correctly It plays on both dosent it?:)
     
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    My colleague at work has a copy of Myst III Exile in his drawer and it is indeed dual system version. I can't say for sure that every copy produced is though :(

    I'll ask him since he is a mac fan and should know if this game is only sold in this dual format... He should be in the office tomorrow.
     
  10. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 376

    Thanks that will be appreciated.
    I am curious to know the difference to the standard and the collectors edition.
     
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    My colleague says that it is his understanding that all of the Myst series were dual format packages...
    And that the collectors edition was the same game but with some Myst paraphernalia.
     
     
  12. mynameis

    mynameis TS Member Posts: 22

    You should try Ultima Online, great game!
     
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,635   +321

    Is there a windows version of this game?

    Here is a discription of it, I played it on a Macintosh many many years ago but I don't remember what it was called.

    [23:40] <sngx1275> hey there was another game I would like to play again
    [23:40] <sngx1275> the more I think about it the more its like a simplistic Worms Armegeddon game
    [23:41] <sngx1275> basically you played against another person or the computer
    [23:41] <sngx1275> and you shot missles at each other, changing the power and the angle of launch
    [23:41] <sngx1275> you had a health rating and the higher health you had when you killed your opponent the more money you got
    [23:42] <sngx1275> the more money you can buy different types of missles
    [23:42] <sngx1275> some that would go through a hill, some that would fly all crazy (these were cheap and you killed youself about as much as your opponent)
    [23:42] <sngx1275> some were biological and you just had to get near to cause damage
    [23:42] <sngx1275> some were various sizes of nukes
    [23:43] <sngx1275> and if you got hit pretty good and your health was low you couldn't put as much power into your missle shot.
    [23:43] <sngx1275> this is where the crazy ones come in to play

    And no I wasn't just talking to myself there, I just deleted what everyone else said because it wasn't relavent to this post.
     
  14. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Dunno about Mac, but such a game for PC is called Scorched Earth
     
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,635   +321

    Nice Nod, it being a DOS game it obviously looks different from my old mac game but its almost identical. Maybe I'll get my roommate to play against me :)
     
  16. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 376

    Didnt know this thread was still running.
    Ive got rivenII and its pretty amasing.
    I dont understand how a 4 cd set can only cost £7.50 from amason but it took about 1.5 months on back order.
    Thanks:)
     
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