Real time Simulation of Titanic Sinking & Upcoming Video Game
Many, including myself, have always been fascinated by the Titanic. So it’s no wonder that this latest Titanic related video is making its rounds on the internet generating huge interest.
The video simulates the sinking of the Titanic in real time – the entire 2 hours and 40 minutes – with “accuracy and attention to detail.”
The video was created by developers of an upcoming game called “Titanic: Honor And Glory“, which I think is an adventure/exploration/mystery/puzzle type game, where you actually live and work on board the Titanic, and perform certain crewman tasks, solve the mysteries and escape the ship before it sinks. The actual sinking of the Titanic is the time clock, which you must achieve all the tasks, which is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
I’ve long wanted some type of virtual Titanic that I could walk around in and simply explore. This game seems to provide not only that, but a more immersive interactive feel, by adding tasks, people, sounds.
The devs state on the website that there is a “Tour Mode”, which allows you to ignore the main game mode, story, plot, puzzle, etc, and just explore every inch of the ship, and talk to historical figures if you chose. Sounds perfect.
My first thought was “Surely they wont recreate every section of the ship, and only have the main areas created and explorable” – but the Devs assured us in their FAQ that the entire ship will be available to explore by replying to the question question “how much of the ship will be remade” with:
“All of it! Or at least, nearly 100%, excluding most vents/shafts, tanks and possibly coal bunkers. Otherwise, we will have the entire ship inside and out, from the masts to the keel, and from the Grand Staircases to the boiler rooms. Even the linen closets and bathrooms will be included.”
The devs have currently put up a PC and MAC demo on their website that anyone can download, and get a feel of what the game should be like. I have checked out the PC demo, which only includes a couple rooms, and wow, truly amazing. The attention to detail is there, and everything looks and feels authentic. There is a breathtaking view when you get are at the bottom of the staircase and look up to see all the floors. Beautiful.