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

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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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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 ;)
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
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.
 

Acespaces

TS Member
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.
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
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.
 

captaincranky

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

captaincranky

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

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:
 

dividebyzero

trainee n00b
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.
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!
Plus, it's rusted out so badly, it would probably go down faster than a Philly sports team in the playoffs
There's probably a Mark Sanchez/Co-ed joke in there somewhere.:eek:
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
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 ;)
Do you really think Harland & Wolff will want to undertake a project like that again?
 

captaincranky

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

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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.
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....
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
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....
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..
 

dividebyzero

trainee n00b
That's a great idea. BTW, do you have a branch of the ACLU in New Zealand?
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.
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.
A slap on the wrist here means a two year Governmental inquiry, confidential payout for emotional harm, and subsidised grief counselling.
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..
Sounds good - with the added attraction of recreational diving punctuated by near misses from James Cameron's submersible.