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Is it tasteless or educational to create a video game that features a real-time simulation of the Titanic sinking? An event that killed over 1,500 passengers and crew back in 1912.
Only you can make that decision, but regardless it's exactly what you will experience in Titanic: Honor and Glory.
The games creators are describing it as a "fully interactive recreation of the most famous ship in history."
Titanic: Honor and Glory appears to be more sincere, or at least more educational that many of the business ventures that tried to capitalise on the infamous doomed cruiser after the huge success of Cameron's epic about the event in 1997.
This lengthy 2 hour and 40 minute clip gives you a real-time simulation of the sinking and it shows that it didn't happen fast at all. It also reminds you that the crew did a terrible job of filling up the rescue boats to maximum capacity.
It's a haunting and distressing experience yet strangely ambient and there's something oddly beautiful about it all. The slowness of the whole thing is almost peaceful until you remember the sheer amount of people who had no chance of escaping the vessel.
The full game will allow players to not only explore the ship before and during its sinking, but investigate a recreation of the streets of Southampton before boarding for their ill-fated journey. The ambition is so magnificent that the developers must truly believe there's a market for this out there.
Words by Matthew Cooper
Lead Image Credit: Titanic: Honor And Glory
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