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It seemed like a normal day. Sit back at your computer, put in a new CD-ROM and relax... unfortunately the galaxy had other plans. Without warning, a loud crash introduces you to the Starship Titanic: The Ship That Cannot Possibly Go Wrong. As the galaxy's most most prestigious, most impressive, largest and therefore most expensive interstellar liner, the Starship Titanic should be the flying treasure of the universe. Unfortunately something has, quite obviously gone wrong, or at least gone unexpectedly. The ship's main computer, Titania, has been sabotaged and gone insane. As a result, all the artificial personalities that manage the ship are also affected. You'll need to deal with a DeskBot, a BellBot, a BarBot not to mention a sarcastic parrot, a proud elevator and a stupid bomb. Without time or consideration to any other options, you find yourself quickly shanghaied aboard the Titanic, given an cheap, economy-sized room and put in charge of fixing the puzzling situation aboard the ship.
Starship Titanic is a 1st-person adventure game, described by some as a fusion of Myst if it had been conceived by Douglas Adams (author of Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy and creative force behind this game). With a basic set of navigational controls, the player must explore the starship's many rooms, obtaining and manipulating objects and conversing with many different characters in an effort to get better lodgings and set things right along the way. Conversation with these characters is done trough a parser system that recognizes key words that the player must input. At times, you are able to adjust dials which control various attributes of a robot character's personality and general usefulness.
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Credits (Windows version)
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|Story, Game Concept and Script|
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|Positronic Robot Brains Engineered By|
|3D Artwork and Animation|
|'Pet' Interface and 3D Game Object Graphics|
|Post Production and 2D Artwork and Animation|
|Velocitext Conversation Engine|
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Included in the box were a pair of 3D glasses and an in-flight magazine from the Starship itself.
Related Sites +
Douglas Adams homepage
All things Douglas Adams, including the original Hitchhiker's (not available anywhere else).
UHS Hints for Starship Titanic
These hints provide all of the solutions in a gradual question and answer format.
A Macintosh review of <em>Starship Titanic</em> by Andrew Plotkin (April, 1999).
- MobyGames ID: 1374
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Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Ola Sverre Bauge.
Linux added by Foxhack. Macintosh added by Kabushi.
Additional contributors: Julian McKenzie, Jeanne, Shoddyan, Zeppin.
Game added April 27th, 2000. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.