The Ship is a murder mystery alternative to traditional FPS multiplayer games. You are invited on board The Ship by Mr X, and given the name of a player to kill. Another shipmate will also be stalking you. Can you survive The Ship?
User reviews: Very Positive (2,177 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 11, 2006

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Buy The Ship - Complete Pack

Includes 2 items: The Ship: Murder Party, The Ship: Single Player

 

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"A great game in the Source Engine which has a very interesting multiplayer mode with a pretty decent Singleplayer mode to match, worth to get in a sale."

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October 13

We're really, really, really sorry...



For years now, we've sat back and watched friendships being torn apart by The Ship. We've seen your former best friend blow you up on the toilet more times than we can count. We've watched you retaliate with a mannequin’s arm. Frankly, we took great pleasure in watching the situation escalate – the purse bombs, the piranhas, the sleeping potions, the cleavers, the scalpels, the sauna and…the umbrellas…oh God, the umbrellas…the things you did with those umbrellas…

Then, one day, there was nothing. The friendships that once brought you aboard The Ship, lay broken. No doubt you soldier on in your daily life, the salty taste of your own tears a stark reminder of what once was. But it’s not the same, and we know each time you see your former friends playing other Steam games without you, the notifications hurt as much as every badly timed death on The Ship.

Unfortunately, we've gone and done something you’re not going to like. We've added trading cards to the multiplayer game. We know each one of the (admittedly, quite beautiful) cards, backgrounds, badges and emoticons will be like tiny pixelated axes chopping away at the brave facade you've been putting on. Quite literally in one case…there’s an actual tiny pixelated axe!

We’re truly sorry and offer our full support through these difficult times.

Note: Steam Trading Cards are earned by playing The Ship Multiplayer only.

Emoticons:

ːtheShipCleaverː ːtheShipCrowbarː ːtheShipFireAxeː ːtheShipGunː ːtheShipWrenchː

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September 23

The Ship Humble Bundle

The Ship: Complete Pack is part of Humble Bundle's current flash bundle for the next couple of days. You can buy it here: https://www.humblebundle.com/flash

It's a great deal - pay what you want for the bundle of games and even decide how your payment is split between the developer, Humble and a charity donation.

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Reviews

“its gameplay and design draw on everything from Poirot to Quake, with even a slightly unhealthy dose of The Sims thrown into the mix - but the game is much more than the sum of its well worn parts”
8 – Videogamer

“Unlike a lot of its hybrid predecessors, this multigenre multiplayer game really is something completely different. While the game draws on identifiable sources such as Quake, The Sims, and Clue, it mashes these elements together with a few new ideas to create an innovative experience that doesn't play like any of its inspirations.”
8.3 – Gamespot

“the game twists around the Clue formula to make it a little more interesting. Instead of having to uncover a killer, The Ship makes you the killer. The main gameplay mechanic revolves around finding your target, called your quarry, and breaking their face as stealthily as possible. To do so there are plenty of lethal odds-and-ends to wield, and even some environmental traps. It's certainly a quirky take on first-person gaming, but it's an entertaining one once you get the hang of it.”
7.4 – IGN

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Purchase The Ship and receive two extra activations to send to your friends! Additionally, any user that receives a gift activation will be able to give one additional activation to a friend.

About This Game



For PC gamers who enjoy multiplayer games with a bit of intelligence, intrigue and ingenuity, The Ship is a murder mystery alternative to traditional FPS multiplayer games. Each player is given a Quarry to kill - and must evade their own Hunter in the process, all set on board a series of 1920s art deco cruise ships.

The Ship is owned by the mysterious Mr X and as one of many 'lucky' recipients of a free ticket you arrive on board The Ship to find there's a catch to your luxury cruise. You are coerced into a brutal Hunt to indulge Mr. X's fantasies, under threat of death for not only yourself, but also your family. Your only chance to save yourself and your family is to play the Hunt and win.

Combining stealthy multiplayer action and a needs system, The Ship is a truly unique gaming experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 8 level graphics card (1024x768), Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection, DirectX 9.0c
    Recommended: 2.8 GHz Processor, 1024MB RAM, DirectX 9 capable Graphics Card (1024x768), Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection, DirectX 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 47 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Ok, 5 minutes of gameplay is really nothing, but I was in a bad mood, got this game from a very good friend, and after 5 minutes playing as Kim Jong-Ill, I laughed my ♥♥♥ off. This game is so ♥♥♥♥ing (sorry for the language) awesome, it's even better then "The Young ones"!

I tell you this, if you hate world leaders just as much as I do, BUY THIS GAME!!! I keep on laughing about this game, dso gimme a minute, I need to go to the toilet because I ♥♥♥♥ my pants because of the awesomeness of this game!

10/10!
Posted: October 5
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Trust me when i say the following.
This is a Very funny and fun game to Play alone or with friends.
Posted: October 13
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
The ship is an interesting game that has a lot to offer. If I had to describe it I would say it's like the Sims and the Assassin's creed multiplayer combined, all along with a rather interesting art style. It is like the Sims in that your character has persistent needs throughout the game that you must deal with, and along with the hunt and hunted type pvp you'll be doing means you have to balance killing your target, hiding from the person hunting you, and making sure your hygene, hunger, tiredness and other statuses are fullfilled. The game also features an ecconomy where you get money for kills and this can be spent on items or supplies to refill hunger or thrist.

Overall the game is a boat load of fun and it gets even better with friends, if you and some friends can buy this together it should keep you entertained for a while. I've not seen any downsides yet and the only one I could list is if you don't really like this type of pvp multiplayer.
Posted: October 6
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Probably in my Top 5 favorutie Multiplayer games of all time. Hunting your friends around a cruise ship stealthily is super fun.
Posted: October 13
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
One of the most underrated games on steam so far.

The game's mechanic is both easy to learn and unbelievable fun, the only downside is the low playerbase.

It's a shame..
Posted: October 15
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Hunt your friends and collect steam trading cards!
Posted: October 17
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
A really nice game, i found it very addicting. If you like to play murder in g mod, or troubles in mineville this is the game for you!.
The only down side is you cant join a game in the actual game, you have to go through steam to do it. But so far a very good surprise.
Posted: October 15
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Ever heard of that quote "Man is the most dangerous game."
Well this game proves that Man is the most dangerous game.
Posted: October 19
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Awesome game to play and kill your enemy with basically anything you can find :D
Posted: September 25
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
This game is really good and it's a unique source title. I just wish it had a more active multiplayer community.
Posted: September 29
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
The Ship is a unique blend of hilarity and tension, especially when played online with friends. It's a small install size, it has low system requirements, it can be found for cheap and buying a copy actually nets you five copies to share. Start murdering now and you won't regret it.
Posted: October 4
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Even though Valve has abndoned it, some people still play it! why? cus its awesome! cus you can poop, cus you can ♥♥♥♥, CUS YOU CAN SHOTGUN BLING BLING PEOPLE JUST NEAR THE GUARD AND NOT GET ARRESTED!
Posted: October 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
This game can be really fun when playing with a group of people. I would recommend to use TeamSpeak/Skype when playing, because the game principle gives it a very cool social aspect.
Unfortunately, the game is still pretty expensive IMHO. But just keep a lookout and grab it the next time it is on sale!
Posted: October 14
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Wore a kilt and killed people with a mannequin arm, also died in the shower...from dehydration.
Posted: October 20
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
killed all the people on the server at once with an exploding purse, got kicked instantly - 11/10
Posted: October 19
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Add steam trading cards
Posted: October 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Like Skyrim with ships
10/10
Posted: October 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
*shoots someone in the face with a military grade rifle*
*target dies in front of guard*
*guard doesn't even bat an eye*
11/10
Posted: October 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
One of the few must own games on steam.
Posted: October 24
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I just love it!
First thing i grabbed was axe, then i break off poor guys head out, and took his clothes and money..
Posted: September 25
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