The Ship is a murder mystery multiplayer! Please read our State of the Game announcement.
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Mixed (45 reviews) - 64% of the 45 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 11, 2006

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May 12

The Ship: Remasted Dedicated Servers are live!




Ahoy Shipmates!

With the latest patch we’ve moved Dedicated Servers to the open seas and out of the testing drydock! This will allow for the setup of Dedicated Servers that don't require the The Ship: Remasted to be running. If you are hosting a Dedicated Server you will need to ensure your ports are open so that people can see the server and connect.

Opening your ports

If you wish to run a dedicated server please open the following ports;
  • TCP/UDP 7776-7778
  • TCP/UDP 443

The server.cfg file uses 7777 as the default, if you change this then make sure you open one more and one less than this, e.g. If your default is 6555, open ports 6554-6556.

Anyone is now free to host a Dedicated Server. This can be done two ways:

Downloading and running the server anonymously

You do not need to own The Ship: Remasted or have the steam client running to run a server anonymously. This is perfect if you want to run a Remasted Dedicated Server on some dedicated hardware.

Download the server files from here and unzip them to a folder where you would like to install the game.

Then double click the “Run_DedicatedServer.bat” file and it will automatically download all the files needed to run a Remasted Dedicated Server. Note: every time this batch file is run it will check for updates, so whenever a new patch is out re-run the batch file to keep the server up-to-date.

If you wish to change the server rules to a configuration of your own making, be sure to look at the README.txt file found in the ‘Remasted Dedicated’ folder. This explains how to make your own ‘server.cfg’ and change the batch files to use your configuration instead of the default one.


Downloading and running through steam

The other way to launch a Dedicated Server is to download and run it using Steam. Doing it this way will require you to own The Ship: Remasted and be logged into your Steam account.

Download the server tool from within Steam (Library > Tools > Right Click ‘The Ship: Remasted Dedicated Server > Install).

Game settings can be edited in the various files located in the TSRDS_1 folder (...steamapps\common\The Ship Remasted Dedicated Server\TSRDS_1). If this file is not present, running the Dedicated Server once will automatically create this folder. Opening the server.cfg with a program such as notepad++ will allow you to tweak game settings, such as Server Name, password, Map and Score Limit. The mapcycle text file, in the same folder, can be edited with the list of ships you want the server to cycle through and in what order.

Note: If you are only trying to join a server you may not need to open any ports depending on your setup. Any Dedicated Servers that are running will appear in the Join Server menu in-game under ‘Dedicated’ or ‘All’ tabs if you have the same version number of the game as the server. All servers appear in the Steam Server browser and they indicate which version of the game they are running. If you try to join a server with the wrong version number you will be taken to the main menu of the game.

Other additions

Aside from the Dedicated Servers, the team have been hard at work tweaking existing features and squashing those pesky little (and sometimes big) bugs. We have added new audio updates, such as footsteps (thus removing those silent ninja assassins). New facial animations have also been added, meaning characters will also no longer stare blankly into the depths of your soul!

If you are playing with bots, killing them while they are in a container will no longer cause the container to become unusable.

Loyalty Discount

If you own The Ship: Murder Party you will get 25% off The Ship: Remasted. This offer has been extended until the 30th of June.

Also make sure to follow us on twitter to keep updated! (@BlazingGriffin, @TheShipGame)

Happy Hunting!

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February 22

The Ship: Remasted is now live!

Happy days!

Check out our Development Roadmap for more details of what's currently in the game and what's still to come.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/383790/

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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

Finding a Server

Ahoy Shipmates!

Unfortunately the in-game server browser is no longer working. However, players can connect to servers via the Steam Client > View > Servers (if you don't see The Ship you may have to restart the client). Feel free to drop by the forums to chat about this and you can find a more detail explanation of the issues in our announcement: http://steamcommunity.com/games/theship/announcements/detail/194000194554609687

Steam Exclusive Offer

If you buy The Ship: Murder Party, you get 25% off The Ship: Remasted (currently in Early Access)!

About This Game



Please read our State of the Game announcement: http://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791430084264/announcements/detail/194000194554609687

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.

This package includes a tutorial, The Ship Single Player, which introduces you to some gameplay mechanics and storyline, and The Ship Multiplayer where you can hunt and be hunted by other players.

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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (45 reviews)
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Very Positive (4,886 reviews)
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neverplayserious
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
crashes after launching, devs have no fix that actually works.- windows 10
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Papanomaly
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Only really fun with friends
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Steel Delvin
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
I just gave it a bad review since you cant play servers anymore.
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Killerrush
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
10/10,would murder my friends again.
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Idles
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Official servers were closed, not many people playing this after that. You'd be lucky to find a server to play in. Plus the devs are bringing out a new "The Ship" game that's now on early access. This is a fun game but you won't be able to enjoy multiplayer, which makes buying it pointless.
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Strawberry
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Amazing and Great game, fun to play with friends and kill your time when you're bored. =D
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girlygamer210
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
all three ship games are not working for me they keep on saying memory not found
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SmallGrass
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
like killing people, like killing people on a ship, then this is the game for you. There is not much to the story but the killing of the passangers and the gameplay is just amazing
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SeaJay
( 45.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Kill people for money +1
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Jaune Kirito Arc
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
I poop

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Bonkle
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Pretty good
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Chosen Unbread
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Great for playing with people who are your friends at the start of the game.

They will not be at the end.
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ShadowHawx14145
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
This game is okay if you have some friends to play it with....here's a recipe for pancakes, enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups milk, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more as needed

Now to make it
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
2. In another bowl, beat the eggs and then whisk in the milk and vanilla.
3. Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat.
4. Whisk the butter into the milk mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, and whisk until a thick batter is just formed
5. Keeping the skillet at medium heat, ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet, to make a pancake. Make 1 or 2 more pancakes, taking care to keep them evenly spaced apart. Cook, until bubbles break the surface of the pancakes, and the undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook about 1 minute more on the second side. Serve immediately or transfer to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter to the skillet as needed.
6. Procedure for adding fruit to pancakes: Once the bubbles break the surface of the pancakes, scatter the surface with sliced or diced fruit, or chocolate chips, nuts, etc. Flip with a spatula and cook for 1 minute more, being careful not to burn toppings.
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phucketbucket
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
loaded multiplayer game with friends

my hunter finds me

drop boat ontop of him

10/10
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[DTW]Senpai CSGOFade.net
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Bought it ages ago for 14c look now 9.99$ now my friends will think I'm rich :)
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TummyCummies
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Stop selling this f*cking game if you are just going to completely shut down the multiplyer servers. Thank you for the refund!
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A Jelly Donut?
( 25.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
I like killing people not my target.
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apatheticzekrom (Zekrom)
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
THIS IS ONLY FUN WITH FRIENDS
DOTN GET IT IF YOU GOT NO FRIENDS
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megamakiman1
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Killed someone with a frying pan while they were on the toilet 10/10 would play again...
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TuTuRu ♪
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Not titanic but Sherlock Holmes <3
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
34 of 52 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Stop selling this f*cking game if you are just going to completely shut down the multiplyer servers. Thank you for the refund!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I picked this up for 99 cents and got my friends some copies too. It was fun while it lasted, be careful who you invite to your sessions because they can make it living hell..
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Couldn't find a match. Guess no one plays multiplayer lol. Good game, but no one plays it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Not titanic but Sherlock Holmes <3
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Official servers were closed, not many people playing this after that. You'd be lucky to find a server to play in. Plus the devs are bringing out a new "The Ship" game that's now on early access. This is a fun game but you won't be able to enjoy multiplayer, which makes buying it pointless.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Kill people for money +1
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Multiplayer:
Fun as hell if you're playing it with friends. Knowing that one of your friends might be the one who is assigned to kill you (or maybe you're the one who's quarry is your friend) makes the whole thing funny while you are Skyping or smtn.

Singleplayer:
It's quite short and the story is pretty much meh. All you gotta to do, are some tasks given by the Bellboy. Those aren't the "Kill that guy" objectives only. Hard difficulty makes your butt clench very hard, especially while fighting with the melee weapons.

Overall:
Mostly it's a multiplayer fun - lots of maps, weapons, interactions... Interactions kinda reminded me of The Sims. Even the animations and characters looked like from The Sims. Ships are confusing at first and walking around non-stop might affect your patience, because sprinting drains fast and restores slowly. Also, your character needs drain annoyingly fast.


No achievements, SP is short, MP is fun while playing it with friends only, in my opinion.
Wait for the sale, it's not worth 10 euros.

6/10


Btw, why the ♥♥♥♥ there are 3 different downloads for this game - MP, SP and even the Tutorial needs to be downloaded???
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
11/10 Would Murder Rampage Again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
I traded this game for Dead Island, Totally worth it. I love this game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The amount that I miss this game is truly amazing. This was one of the first games I bought on Steam nearly 10+ years ago and I had quite a good time with it.

If the remastered version is half as good as this, I'll be sure to pick up a copy!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
When my friend was on the toilet i beat him to death with a lead pipe!
10/10 would suffer guilt for the rest of my life again!

IT'S FUN!

I NEED HELP!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Black Ops meets Undertale... 9/14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
> Inject enemy with poison
> Push him/her
>Turn back and run away like you have diarhea

The multiplayer game deathmatch is a ♥♥♥♥ing chaos lmfao
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
The title of this game is a typo, it is actually supposed to be, "♥♥♥♥ you, I thought you were my friend."
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Great game, really knows how to make me scream in anger because of 90% of the things that happen are unjustifed and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Not bad but still has to have more chances to run away from the hunter
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Great. Just great.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Why havnt I wrote this sooner!? Its amazing! a forever classic that I still play to this day sometimes!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
I love this game! Its really fun and awesome. Not the newest release but its still a great game! ;)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Kill your friends in a beutiful, complex and interactive world! 10/10 frigin great
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