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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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.

Players
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.

Modding
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: HD
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: HD (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 HD 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 HD 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: HD project, we are reliant on the revenue generated by The Ship: Murder Party to move forward with it.

All purchases contribute to funding the HD 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: HD.

Over the next few months we'll be releasing more information about The Ship: HD 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: HD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mAk-O67VcA

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

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12. Januar

Looking for the servers?

The simple way to find a multiplayer server is via the Steam Client > View > Servers > The Ship. Hey presto, you're done! :)

Here's a more detailed way of adding a server manually: http://steamcommunity.com/app/2400/discussions/0/613940477638201994/

On behalf of the team at Blazing Griffin, we hope you enjoy The Ship.

We have a couple of other games on sale this week that you might be interested in:

The Nightmare Cooperative
A quirky little turn-based rogulike puzzler, currently reduced to £1.67 / $2.03.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/310070/

Gentlemen!
A frantic local coop game, currently reduced to £1.74 / $2.49.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/253570/

Also our new roguelike meets space-RTS:

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet

http://store.steampowered.com/app/335830/

- the Blazing Griffin team

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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

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.

Systemvoraussetzungen

    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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35 von 35 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. März
PRO:
-cooles "Katz und Maus"-Spielprinzip, jeder hat ein Mord Ziel - und ein Jäger
-Präzision und Stealth werden belohnt
-wahnsinnig spannend wenn man es mit Freunden im TS/Skype spielt
-Bedürfnissystem sorgt dafür, das man Schlafen, Essen, Trinken und auf die Toilette gehen muss
-Wachpersonal,Zeugen, Kameras und Gerichte sorgen dafür, das keine sinnlosen Gemetzel entstehen und man klug agieren muss
-Viel Schwarzer Humor
-Kleidung kann gewechselt werden um Mitspieler zu täuschen
-Viele Waffen von Signalpistole zu Stricknadeln bis zum Samuralschwert und vieles mehr
-Viele unterschiedliche Schiffe

CONTRA:
-Einzelspieler Kampagne eher mäßig, nur mit Freunden zu empfehlen

Fazit:
Dieses Spiel ist eine riesige Gaudi, aber nur mit Freunden.
Wenn man dann aber einmal im Spiel ist, bringt einen da so schnell nichts mehr raus :D
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15 von 16 Personen (94%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
9.3 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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115 von 128 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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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220 von 275 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
23.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. April
I was in TeamSpeak with a couple of my friends and one of them was my quarry.

My quarry went and hid inside one of the toilets. After a while he wanted to leave, but there was a random guy blocking his exit.

So I looked over the shoulder of the random guy and shot my friend in the face with the Blunderbuss.

I shot him straight back onto the toilet, and the random guy walked in and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ on his corpse.



10/10.
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382 von 526 Personen (73%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
5.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. März
I literally stabbed George Bush in the face. Great game to play with friends, especially if they're playing as George Bush. Exceptional George Bush stabbing simulator. Would highly recommend to George Bush. I'm gonna say its a 9 out of 11. 9/11 George Bush.






George Bush.





Also shot Tony Blair with a tommy gun. Good times
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