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 (2,167 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 11, 2006

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Includes 2 items: The Ship, 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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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
89 of 101 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
The Ship: Sims combined Murder/TTT Gamemode. Fukken A++
I spawned in the Deck C, set down in Cafeteria, ate a hamburger, nobody gave a ♥♥♥♥ about a corpse falling down from the Captain's Cabin.
Then, I went into someone's room, took a ♥♥♥♥, and killed it's owner.
I found my Hunter while I was taking a shower, he was stalking me through a glass Door. I killed him with a Polo Stick. His corpse got stuck in the wardrobe and then propelled into a Flowerbed.
After all this, I was Jailed for 1 Minute because I was wielding a Dangerous Weapon ( Polo Stick ).
I bribed a Guard with 50$ so he won't pay attention to my crimes.
I ♥♥♥♥ed up the whole Cafeteria, bought an energy drink and went into Engine room where nobody also gave a ♥♥♥♥ about Scottish 1-eyed Afroamerican ( I spawned like that ) with Camasutra book.
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing 10/10. Buy it now.
Posted: August 19
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133 of 216 people (62%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Dropped a purse bomb on a naked man as he swam for life from piranhas.
11/10
Posted: June 8
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45 of 71 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
You can have enough weapons on you to give an airport security guard a heart attack. 100/10
Posted: August 25
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
The -Mob-Ship

So this is an adventure, you appear by somehow on a ship, when suddenly a meddling that shows everyone on board is on the middle of a survival game for their lifes, you know the hunter and the hunted. (and to vary, everyone loose their ♥♥♥♥ing head by that)

The Ship can´t be more big than it is, 5 covered, and going to end with the same fate of the "Titanic"(looks like big ships can´t coexist without being sunk)

but you have an usefull map which indicates objetives in every moment so you can´t be like a missing turistic in a new country.

But this is not you average boring ship, is a completely ♥♥♥♥ing mafia from the inside, conspirancy ,hitmans, even yakuzas....
Packed with weapons in every corner, lockers, and every single room you can find (i don´t know how this ship was ongoing)

To make thing harder than it already is, your character things he is in some kind of "Sims" game, he has needs...everytime.....Oh God...a ♥♥♥♥ing kid.

10 missions to complete, to get a wtf ending

But despite the negative facts, it has a good dynamic, and good idea from base. Is a good way to go later with the multiplayer (When the fun doesn´t end neither).

Posted: August 22
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21 of 30 people (70%) 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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402 of 424 people (95%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Turn Clue into a first-person shooter on 1920's era luxury liners, sprinkle in bits of The Sims, and you've got The Ship. Instead of having to uncover a killer, The Ship makes you the killer. To be more specific and familiar to the gaming audience, The Ship is a very polished and creative take on the Assassin's Creed Multiplayer experience (but also keep in mind that this game came before the Assassin's Creed Multiplayer genre was released)....where 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 weapons and objects to wield, and even some environmental traps that you will find yourself potentially avoiding. To add flavor, everyone else on each map has a quarry as well. While pursuing your own target, you'll need to stay alert and attempt to spot the passenger readying a knife for your back. The Sims element of the game, quells upon your daily needs to survive (food, drinks, toilet, sleep, etc). The 'character's needs' element makes for a deeper gameplay experience, as your character is vulnerable to attack while you're downing a bag of chips or snoring on a bed. And it is surely funny when your friend murders you on the toilet. The Ship is one of very few games that brings a large amount of enjoyment to my friends and I. Built on Valve's Souce engine, a majority of gamers can experience a $20 title with basically 4 copies to gift away. A little too much? Ask four of your friends for $4 each, and your all set! Overall, The Ship is a very innovative, satisfying and humorous experience that a bunch of 5 friends can't pass up. "Let us set sail!."
Posted: October 15, 2013
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