The Ship is a murder mystery multiplayer! Please read our State of the Game announcement.
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Veröffentlichung: 11. Juli 2006

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8. September

The Ship: Remasted Screenshots

Hi everyone,

We've just posted a couple of screenshots of the upcoming The Ship: Remasted on our Facebook page here:

Just a quick peek right now, but we'll be releasing more details over the next few months.

Here's the teaser trailer if you haven't seen it yet:

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11. Juni

State of the Game

Ahoy Shipmates!

Here at Blazing Griffin we’ve been watching the developments surrounding Valve’s refund policy announcement with interest (as have most indie devs). While there have been concerns raised about the policy, we believe the spirit in which it is intended is ultimately good for the games industry.

With this in mind, we’ve decided for The Ship: Murder Party that it is important that we re-iterate the state of the game and the wider franchise. We’ll keep this announcement up to date with new developments – the intention is that it contains the information you need to know before you decide whether to buy or not.

Technical Issues
As a studio we are always open to suggestions and welcome any constructive criticism from our players.

Unfortunately there are a few technical issues with the game and these can’t be fixed in its current incarnation. The reason they can’t be fixed is when we acquired the rights to the game in 2011 it didn’t include a technical licence to make changes using the Source Engine (which the game is written in).

We’re open to suggestions from players about our games and happy to implement good ideas or even make simple fixes – not being able to do it is an incredibly frustrating situation for us as well!

There are summaries of the issues and fixes for them on the forums, but the key ones you might want to know about are:
  • In-game server select doesn’t work. But this isn’t a problem because it’s still possible to connect to servers via the Steam client > View > Servers > The Ship. Here you can find and save servers as normal. You can still host LAN games and there are several other methods of adding servers manually posted on the forums.
  • Game doesn’t run. For a very few players, the game doesn’t work at all (although some players have found workarounds for this). Our hope is that Valve’s refund policy will now give you the option to try it out and see how things work on your machine.

Again, if we possibly could resolve any of these issues we would, but the cost of the licence to even begin doing so is more than it would cost to rebuild the game from scratch. Being a small studio, it's just not a viable option for us.

You can see from Steam Charts how active the game is. There are usually a good number of active servers available and through busy periods such as the holidays and sales there are usually more people setting up new servers and posting the details on the forums.

There is a Ship SDK available and support via Valve’s developer site. You can make new maps for the game. No other modding options are supported.

There are a number of players working on new maps and have an interest in modding. This is something we’re keen to begin having a conversation about with players, and while we’re not making any promises about modding support, please drop by the discussion on the topic and let us know what you think.

If there's enough interest there, we can certainly look at helping out.

The Ship: Remasted
Yes, you read it right.

You might be wondering why you’ve not heard anything about this yet? The reason for that is that this is the announcement!

We’ve begun work on The Ship: Remasted (which as the name suggests will be a high definition version of The Ship: Murder Party multiplayer game) and it is expected to be released early 2016. Even better, we’ll now have complete control over the code base so the issues with the existing game won’t affect the new version and we’ll even be able to make the odd improvement or two.

We are fortunate to have been joined by two former employees of Outerlight (the developer of original HL2 mod, The Ship and Bloody Good Time) – Jason joined our team last year as Technical Director and Neil joined our team just this week as Lead Programmer. It’s fantastic to have their input on the project and we’re really excited about where we’re heading with it.

The reason we’re talking about this just now is that in the spirit of transparency, it might be information you need to make a decision about whether or not to buy The Ship: Murder Party - some people may want to wait until the new version comes out next year.

If you do – that’s fair enough. We hope you keep up to date with what we’re doing (check out our newsletter) and we’ll see you next year!

For everyone else, we hope you try out the original game – it’s a lot of fun! And what’s good for you, is definitely good for us! We’re a pretty small studio here and having just gone through a growth spurt to be able to take on The Ship: Remasted project, we are reliant on the revenue generated by The Ship: Murder Party to move forward with it.

All purchases contribute to funding the new project and we are very appreciative of this support from players – we're sure many of you have waited a long time for more ship-related things to happen! So as a thank you for those supporting us with purchases of the existing game (now and historically), there will be a discount for existing players when we launch The Ship: Remasted.

Over the next few months we'll be releasing more information about The Ship: Remasted project - stay tuned! In the meantime, if you have anything to say about any of this, please drop by the forums - we're happy to chat about it.

And here's the teaser trailer for The Ship: Remasted:

Thanks for taking the time to read this rather lengthy post!
- The Blazing Griffin Team


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“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

Über dieses Spiel

'The Ship' ist primär ein Online-Multiplayer-Mörderspiel nach einzigartigen Regeln.

Sie sind einer von mehreren 'Glückspilzen', die ein Gratisticket für das Luxusschiff des mysteriösen Mr. X gewonnen haben. Als Sie jedoch an Bord gehen, stellen Sie fest, dass die Kreuzfahrt leider einen Haken hat.

Sie werden zu einer brutalen Hatz gezwungen, um die kranken Fantasien des Mr. X zu befriedigen. Tun Sie es nicht, ist nicht nur Ihr eigenes Leben, sondern auch das Ihrer Familie verwirkt. Ihre einzige Überlebenschance besteht darin, das mörderische Spiel mitzuspielen und zu gewinnen.


    Mindestvoraussetzungen: 1,8 GHz-Prozessor, 512 MB RAM, DirectX 8-fähige Grafikkarte (1024 x 768), Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, Maus, Tastatur, Internetverbindung, DirectX 9.0c
    Empfohlene Voraussetzungen: 2,8 GHz-Prozessor, 1024 MB RAM, DirectX 9-fähige Grafikkarte (1024 x 768), Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, Maus, Tastatur, Internetverbindung, DirectX 9.0c
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21 von 22 Personen (95%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
11.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. April
Super geiles Spiel !
Man sollte mindestens zu 2. spielen (je mehr Spieler desto besser !) Da das spiel alleine ziemlich langweilig ist ,
mit 2-10 Leuten + Bots ist das Spiel aber einfach SUPER und wie ich finde auch besser als Garry`s Mod oder andere Spiele dieser Art !

Tipp : Wartet auf den nächsten Sale dan bekommt ihr das Spiel schon für 2,12 €
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Verfasst: 8. August
- kostenlos bekommen (geschenkt) -

Ähnlich wie TTT (Trouble in Terrorist Town), es gibt bei dem Spiel Passagiere und die Jäger, die in einer Runde einen bestimmten Passagier töten sollen. Die Waffen findet man auf der Map verteilt wie z.B in Koffern verteilt. Den Mord muss man ungesehn schaffen um Geld dafür zu erhalten. in The Ship gibt es bei einem gesehenen Versuch eine Gefängnisstrafe von ein paar Sekunden + eine Geldstrafe.

Was das Katz und Maus Spiel besonders macht ist, das natürliche Bedürfnisse erfüllt werden müssen, wie bei wenig Ausdauer schlafen gehen, Essen und Trinken, Klo und Duschen. Man kann sich auch Kleidung kaufen um den eigenen Charakter auf Wunsch anzupassen.

The Ship kann man alleine spielen, nur da geht leider schnell die Luft aus.
Spielt das Spiel mit mehreren Leuten und ihr werdet euren Spaß haben :)

- Grafik gut
- Steuerung einfach zu lernen

Also insgesamt ein cooles Katz und Maus Spiel mit dem besonderen Extra (Bedürfnisse)
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
8.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Mai
The Ship

Das Spiel beinhaltet einen guten Mehrspieler Modus und einen soliden,wenn auch kurzen Einzelspieler Teil.
Es macht auch über einen langen Zeitraum Spaß.
Die 8€ lohnen sich auf jeden Fall.
9/10 Punkten
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666 von 761 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
8.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Mai
1. Played the tutorial and though "Meh, I should be good"

2. I play the Singleplayer Campaign

3. I find a Tommy Gun in the first cupboard I look in

4. I think "Sweet, a Tommy Gun >:D"

5. I find my Quarry sitting in a chair, sleeping

6. I decide to shoot the Quarry with the Tommy Gun I found

7. I wanted the best accuracy so I right click to attempt to aim down the sights of my Tommy Gun

8. I realise that you cannot aim down your sights

9. The gun flies out of my character's hands faster than the bullet would've travelled

10. My gun collides with my Quarry and somehow kills my Quarry

10/10 Would use unrealistic throwing abilities and physics to kill my Quarry again.
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60 von 79 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Juni
-My friend was doing some business on the toilet in his room.
-I also had to go to the restroom.
-I killed him with a pot.
-I proceeded to use the toilet.
-Friend yelled at me because he didn't finish pooping
-Found my friend again and trapped him in a room
-Killed him again with a Tommy Gun for yelling at me

10/10 would kill for toilet again.
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