Tagged: the ship

The Ship Sequel Announced

In a one line note on its website, Outerlight revealed that a full-fledged sequel to its multiplayer shooter The Ship is in development for both PC and Xbox 360. They also revealed this through a video interview on Consolevania.

The original game was initially released through Steam with a latter retail release. However, the sequel is being funded by a “major international publisher”. No other information on the game is currently known.

E3 Trailers

Some official E3 trailers have popped up. Enjoy:

The Ship Announced

Another Half-Life mod has gone pro: Mindscape has announced The Ship, a first-person “maritime gaming experience” set aboard a fleet of 1930s steam liners. Originally developed as a mod for Half-Life, The Ship is going to be a stand-alone single and multiplayer game that is being worked on by Outerlight, an Edinburgh-based studio.

Blending traditional first and third person gameplay with a Sims-style day-to-day needs system – including food, sleep and social interaction – The Ship offers exploration, investigation, survival, stealth, intrigue and murder across beautifully crafted decking and highly-polished interactive environments.

On the Poop Deck, The Ship proudly boasts a number of modes of gameplay including Arcade Mode offline and Hunt, Elimination, Deathmatch and Duel, all online.

The Ship’s gameplay revolves around ‘the Hunt’. The rules of the Hunt are simple. Each player is given the name of one of the other contestants on-board and must hunt them down and kill them with any weapon they can find. Depending on the game mode, either the last hunter alive is the winner or the one with the most money in their bank account wins.

To be successful in the Hunt players will need to know their way around all of the liners in the fleet. Each Ship has its own secrets, including hidden rooms, passages and tunnels, extra weapons in special locations, environmental traps and triggers and ‘extra special’ ways of murdering.

The Ship is powered by Valve’s Source Engine and will be released for PC this September. It will be demonstrated at E3 in less than a week in stand 2400 in the West Hall.