Dec 21, 2015
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On behalf of the team here at Blazing Griffin, Merry Xmas! :)

We've seen a whole lot of new players join us recently and would expect to see more over the festive period, so first of all...welcome!

We posted a State of the Game announcement a few months ago which has some useful information for new players:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/theship/announcements/detail/194000194554609687

We will be launching The Ship: Remasted in 2016 and are pleased to announce that if you have The Ship: Murder Party in your Steam library, there will be a 25% discount on the new game at launch. Drop by the community if you have any questions:

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

We're also carrying out closed testing for the new game - if you'd like to get involved, you can signup on our website.

Finally, for those of you who enjoy a bit of fiction, you can follow the story of Lucille Franklin O'Sullivan who finds herself aboard The Ship.

The microsite is in diary format (start at the first entry here) and has many entries still to be posted and these are scheduled daily throughout the holiday season and well into 2016.

You can follow The Ship on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

All the best for 2016!
- The Blazing Griffin Team
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It’s hype time!

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking at our plans for 2016 and the first thing that’s coming our way is a closed testing phase for The Ship: Remasted.

We’re looking for fans of The Ship to help us test The Ship: Remasted with a particular focus on a few specific maps and the general multiplayer experience (connecting to games, setting up new games, etc). The game is still in alpha phase, so expect loads of bugs and not all content and features will be available.

Closed testing will start in January 2016 and scale up week to week.

We’re looking for people who are fans of The Ship and preferably have some previous testing experience and enjoy working with games that are still in development.

At this time, we’re alpha testing on Windows only.

If you’re interested, then send us your details via our signup form and we’ll get back to you if you’re selected for a testing group.
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Last week we asked players what expectations they have of us as a studio - yesterday, we answered!

http://www.blazinggriffin.com/games/the-ship/the-ship-remasted/the-ship-remasted-your-questions-answered/

Drop by The Ship: Remasted community with any questions you have, and remember to add it to your wishlist.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/383790
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Ahoy Shipmates!

Drop by The Ship: Remasted community - we'd just posted a new discussion and would love to hear your thoughts: http://steamcommunity.com/games/383790/announcements/detail/72419177931675844
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We’re excited to be able to launch a microsite for The Ship franchise today. We’ve taken a slightly different approach to this than you might expect, so we just wanted to explain our thinking.

The microsite follows the diary entries of Lucille Franklin O’Sullivan who finds herself aboard the SS Cotopaxi when a number of strange events occur…

We’ve launched today with 36 entries, but have lots more planned and these will take us to the launch of The Ship: Remasted. We’ve had a lot of fun working on the content for the microsite and we hope you enjoy it too. This is a standalone piece of content based in The Ship universe – fans of The Ship will appreciate some of the humour and 1920’s style. This isn’t part of the game though – just something…different.

As some of you may know, we recently merged with a film company and post production company. Part of the reason for this is that we’re keen to explore storytelling across different media (and we’ve got some pretty cool things in the pipeline relating to this).

The Ship microsite is just a small step in that direction – let us know what you think about it!

Check it out here: http://www.theshipgame.com/
Nov 18, 2015
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We're pleased to announce that Distant Star won the BAFTA Scotland Game Award at last night's ceremony in Glasgow.

There are lots of happy faces in the studio right now! :)

If you haven't had a chance to check out Distant Star, it's $9.99 on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/335830
Oct 29, 2015
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Hallowe’en is upon us! Oooh, scary. Not as scary as being stranded in the middle of the ocean on a murder cruise though! In fact, only one thing is scarier than that! Being stranded in the middle of the ocean on a murder cruise…alone! *sad face*

The Ship has seen somewhat of a revival this year with over 170k new players…which is just absolutely crazy for 10 year old game (we also came close to topping our highest ever number of players online at once)! Those new players join the 1 million+ players who have enjoyed The Ship over the years.

One of the challenges we face with The Ship is player retention. The player base, although large, has been spread over 10 years so there are times the servers can be a bit on the quiet side (although there are always people playing). This isn’t the case during sale periods though; we see an influx of new players trying the game out (we had almost 50k new players in the Summer Sale alone for example).

This is one of the reasons we’re making The Ship: Remasted (the remake of the original game) – it will allow us to extend the franchise more than we currently can and we’ve got LOTS of great plans on this front!

For these reasons, the team here at Blazing Griffin would like to make a polite request of our awesome players – come pay us a visit during the Hallowe’en weekend! It’s a great time to do it – loads of new players are checking out the game for the first time and there are generally new servers popping up too. And also, y’know, The Ship: Remasted isn’t that far off and we’re pretty sure some of you need to flex your murderin’ skills in preparation for that! We won’t be having any sloppy deaths on our shiny new boats…

It’s a great time to reinstall The Ship and pop back in for a quick game and catch up with your old buddies and we’re sure that new players would absolutely appreciate it too.

For all new players…welcome to The Ship! We hope you enjoy the game.

We’ve put together a guide for new players on our blog – you can check it out here.
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Big news today!

We're pleased to announce our expansion into film today, as we bring on film and post production partners to create two new divisions that will fall under the Blazing Griffin brand.

We've got some pretty awesome projects soon to be announced as well, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter channels for more details very soon!

More information on the merger can be found here.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Ladies! What's cracking?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.>

If so, please tell me stories from it. I have played The Ship – in both its original mod and standalone forms – but never at the right times. I was enticed into the open-ship murder simulator by pals’ tales of stalking prey from deck to deck, of bluffs and double-bluffs and needing to wee at the most inopportune moment. I missed the glory days and mostly stumbled around ineptly dying. But if you have stories, do share, won’t you?

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