The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable. On its maiden voyage that theory was proven quite wrong by some frozen water. Many people lost their lives that night, many more were affected for the rest of their lives and historians have spent the years since trying to figure it all out. Sure, wreck re-creationists have pretty much figured out how the Titanic sunk but the people element was completely left out of their equations. Until now.
Originally released in 1996, 21 years ago, Titanic: Adventure Out of Time by CyberFix was a point and click adventure game that attempted to put you in the shoes of a British secret agent who must stop the most famous shipwreck in history from happening.
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time features detailed 3D recreations of the R.M.S. Titanic which help bring you into the game almost like you were a doomed passenger. Even cooler is that there are plenty of Full Motion Video conversations to go through – talk about putting in that extra bit of detail with actors dressed for the period.
I like Full Motion Video games by the way.
The story boasts 25 characters to interact with, each reportedly remembering how you conducted yourself previously and reacting accordingly. This is interesting because games today are still trying to perfect this gaming immersion tactic.
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time is not just a game though. There is a guided tour option available for anyone that wishes to simply explore the Titanic in full 3D. Historical buffs will love the fact that there are interactive tour guides available to convey key information throughout your exploring efforts. Quite a cool addition to the game and possibly a key selling point for many.
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time was just added to GoG.com and is available at a slightly discounted price for a limited time.