I grew up playing the video game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (1996) as a way to not only pass the time but to learn about the magnificent ocean liner known as Titanic. Although it was a great game and a great way to learn the actual layout of Titanic, 1996 technology didn't allow the game to showcase the ship in great detail. Missing were the grain and lines of the hand-carved Grand Staircase, the woven texture of the lush carpets, and the accurate color tone of 1912 lighting. Additionally, the game models weren't entirely accurate, and a lot of areas of the ship were not accessible, leaving one to wonder what some rooms on Titanic looked like or how they were accessed.
That all will change in the next year or so. Tom Lynksey, Kyle Hudak, and Matthew DeWinkler have been working on Titanic: Honor and Glory since at least 2011. They have been recreating the ship as accurately as possible with 21st century technology. The game will center around a central character named Owen Morgan, who has been unfortunately been convicted of a crime he did not commit. Similar to Titanic: Adventure Out of Time, Owen must use clues found throughout the ship to help clear his name and find out the identity of the true guilty party. This will all take place in real time, and Owen must continue his investigation even while the ship is sinking. Juicy! Additionally, and for the true Titanic aficionados, there will be a free roam mode where once can explore virtually every nook and cranny of the ship.
To make this game a reality, the team needs your help in raising enough money to complete the game. Completion of the game will require a minimum of $250,000, but final costs will probably wind up being closer to $1 million. The link to the campaign on IndieGogo can be found here. Click Here for Campaign Link
I could go on and on singing praise for Titanic: Honor and Glory and its team, but I rather think photos and video will do the project more justice. Please note that a lot of the interior photos are older renders, and the game will have finalized models that are more accurate. After all, it is a continuing work in progress.
Older render of the Grand Staircase from Boat Deck to E-Deck.
|Older render of First Class stateroom B-53 decorated in the Italian Renaissance style|
|Older render of First Class stateroom B-54 decorated in the Empire style. |
This stateroom was part of the Portside Parluor Suite.
|Newer render of First Class Stateroom B-58 decorated in Louis XVI style.|
|Older render of First Class Stateroom B-81.|
|Newer render of C-Deck landing on the forward Grand Staircase.|
|Newer render of D-Deck landing with E-Deck visible below.|
|Newer render of First Class Reception room on D-Deck.|
|Newer render of First Class Dining Saloon on D-Deck|
|Newer render of First Class Dining Saloon on D-Deck.|
|Older render of First Class Elevator Foyer on E-Deck.|
|Older render of First Class Smoking Room on A-Deck.|
|Newer render of First Class Smoking Room on A-Deck.|
|Newer render of the Turkish Bath Cooling Room on F-Deck.|
|Older render of the First Class Swimming Bath located on F-Deck.|
|Newer render of the Aft Second Class Stairs on D-Deck.|
|Older render of a Second Class cabin.|
|Older render of a Second Class cabin (alternate view).|
|Older render of Second Class Dining Saloon.|
|Newer render of Second Class Dining Saloon.|
|Newer render of Second Class Library.|
|Older render of Second Class Smoking Room.|
|Newer render of Second Class Forward Staircase landing on E-Deck.|
Please note all images, video, and information are property of Titanic: Honor and Glory and Four Funnels Entertainment. I have received explicit permission to use these images and video specifically for this blog posting.