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The Ship is primarily a multiplayer, online murder game with a unique set of game rules.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.
Release Date: Jul 11, 2006

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Includes 2 items: The Ship, The Ship Single Player

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The Ship 70% off in Steam weekly sale!

April 1st, 2014

The Ship complete pack is on sale this week with 70% off! Go to the store page to check it out!



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The Ship on Indie Royale

March 21st, 2014

The World Water Day bundle is now available on Indie Royale! This bundle includes six games; The Ship, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, Puddle, Pressure, Depth Hunter and Storm in a Teacup. Pick up a copy of the bundle and help support charity: water!

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Two Free Activations with Purchase

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 the Game

The Ship is primarily a multiplayer, online murder game with a unique set of game rules.

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.

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
242 of 276 people (88%) found this review helpful
123 products in account
1 review
6.5 hrs on record
Friendships will be tested in this game...
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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106 of 112 people (95%) found this review helpful
104 products in account
9 reviews
11.4 hrs on record
This is the Multiplayer portion of The Ship. I said I didn't like the singleplayer, but the multiplayer is a totally different story.

Also another little note, at time of writing, the in-game server browser is broken. You can find games through Steam (Steam Window: View > Servers > Change Filters > set game to The Ship).

The Ship seems to be a lesser known, yet highly underrated game about murdering other people without being spotted. It's a true blue stealth game in that you actually have to kill your quarry without being seen by anyone. If you pull out a weapon in front of a guard, security camera, or are seen holding one for too long by other players, you get arrested and penalized. The game also punishes random deathmatching, so players have less incentive to grief. The game is really tense because everyone is a target. while you're hunting your target, someone else is hunting you, and you have no idea who it is until they start looking shifty, make a move on you, or kill you.

It also combines a little bit of The Sims in that you have to manage your needs: hunger, thirst, toilet, cleanliness, boredom, fatigue, socialization... All the while trying to hunt down your quarry. The game also encourages mixing up your murder weapons by increasing the money you get for a kill with a given weapon the longer it goes without being used. Once a weapon is used, it drops to the bottom of the list and only gives you the minimum payout.

The game is a buttload of fun and deserves more love and attention. This game also comes with a bunch of copies that you can give to friends. I highly recommend it, especially if you can pick it up during a sale.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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105 of 133 people (79%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
7 reviews
31.8 hrs on record
This booze cruise / ♥♥♥♥fest will have you running for the sickbay and talking to the psychologist.

9/10

Lost 1 point for the elevators running too blooming slow.

♥♥♥♥ is slower than the elevators in Mass Effect 1.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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64 of 85 people (75%) found this review helpful
121 products in account
12 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
I love boats
Posted: January 28th, 2014
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
298 products in account
1 review
17.9 hrs on record
Think "The Sims" crossing over with "Assassin's Creed", you are all random shipmates with individual pseudonyms aboard a variety of different and even exotic vessels for maps.

Your main objective: Kill your designated quarry, whilst watching out for other competing hunters, and tending to your own basic human needs; hunger, sleep, boredom, hygiene, and using the facilities (Make sure you close the door first!).

And proclaim your prominence as the dominant hunter, with a comedic arsenal of fun assertives such as: A Tommy gun, Blunderbuss', shanks, Wallet-bombs, and even Mannequin Arms. Just don't get caught by the fuzz when commiting your dasterdly deeds!

There's just nothing more amusing than whipping out a full automatic, and eviscerating your best friends while they're busy "passing time on the porcelain throne"... *sighs happily* Good times.

All in all... The perfect party game to play with friends. ^^
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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