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Experience the sinking. Explore the wreck. Titanic VR is an interactive exploration game and an immersive historical experience.
Experience the sinking. Explore the wreck. Titanic VR is an interactive exploration game and an immersive historical experience.
Experience the sinking. Explore the wreck. Titanic VR is an interactive exploration game and an immersive historical experience.
883 backers pledged €57,095 to help bring this project to life.

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MULTIPLAYER EXPLORER (for €80,000)  

Explore the Titanic shipwreck in a multiplayer competitive treasure hunt game separate from the main experience. 

BACKER COMMENT

My son was sitting beside me as I made my pledge. Your kickstarter page was his first intro to Titanic. He was entranced by your videos and asking all sorts of questions. We spent the next couple hours going over interviews with survivors and watching mini documentaries as well as clips from the movie Titanic. I never would have realized that visiting a kickstarter campaign to make a quick pledge, could lead into a learning experience for my son. He is now captivated by Titanic while at the same time saddened by the realization of the loss. I applaud you all for respecting the source matter while at the same time able to captivate the mind of a hyper kid who normally doesn't have the attention span for it.

NOTE: Teaser VR Trailer Available Below   

Although Titanic VR has been designed from the ground up for use with VR devices, the game will be fully playable on standard gaming PC and the PlayStation 4. If you pledge €20.00 or more, you will be able to choose your preferred platform at release.

Supported Standard Display Devices:

Playstation 4 / PC  

Supported VR Devices:
Oculus Rift / HTC Vive / PlayStation VR

Titanic VR is an interactive exploration game and an immersive historical experience. We will go into greater detail of these sections below.

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We have begun a Kickstarter campaign so that we can create an amazing experience with valued input from you within the community. We have some of the most comprehensive maps and 3D models of the wreck site which we are using to create a realistic exploration game where you will explore in your own submarine and enter Titanic's interior with your own ROV.

We are also using motion capture, face-scanning technology and professional voice actors to immerse users in the story and relate to the people involved. We want to create an accurate portrayal of events so it is not only educational, but also emotional and very engaging.

 

 

 

While we need your help funding this project, we also want you to participate in creating this experience. Our rewards have been designed to give backers the opportunity to be directly involved: you are able to have your own name plaque at the wreck site, have your painted portrait hung on board, name submersibles and ROVs, become a non-playable character on the ship, and be named in the credits.   

 Titanic VR is split into two sections: an interactive exploration experience and an immersive historical experience. We will go into greater detail of these sections below.

 

Titanic VR is designed to work well in roomspace VR, sitting space, and ordinary monitors. Manipulate your environment using motion controls, gamepad, or keyboard an mouse.

Our currently targeted platforms are Vive, Rift, PSVR, Desktop and PS4. If new headsets become available throughout development, we'll do our best to ensure compatibility.

Whether you use Virtual Reality or not, Titanic VR promises to be an emotional and educational journey.

 

 

To give you an idea of what we want to do, we've created this short teaser demo.

NOTE: This Kickstarter demo is a short, on-rails teaser to give you an idea of the direction we are taking with this project. This demo does not in any way reflect the final quality of the finished experience as all assets used are still being worked on and are at various stages of completion.

Titanic VR Teaser 0.1 ( Download

Supports:
Oculus Rift CV1 / HTC Vive / Standard Desktop Displays

 

 

 

RMS Titanic sank on the morning of 15th April 1912, during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, USA. She was carrying 2,208 souls when she struck an iceberg and sank, with nearly 1,500 people perishing in the North Atlantic Ocean. 

When the news of the disaster hit New York there was mass shock at the loss of life, and maritime safety was improved dramatically. The story of Titanic has remained a cultural favourite, with many books, movies, stage productions and games created over the years.

 

For over 70 years, the wreck lay undisturbed on the ocean floor. In 1985, a French-American expedition led by Jean-Louis Michel and Robert Ballard discovered the location of the wreck. 

It is resting on the North Atlantic Ocean floor, at about 12,500 feet below the surface. Up until its discovery, Titanic was thought to have sunk in one piece. 

The debris field covers a fifteen square mile area, with the two halves of the ship sitting about a third of a mile apart. While it has provided a home for a variety of sea animals, and a final resting place for many passengers and crew, the wreck is deteriorating quickly. 

Bacteria has devoured much of the hull, and in the process left long strands of icicle-like structures made of rust. Unfortunately, the hull will likely disintegrate within the next 50 years or so, leaving the more resistant interiors and fittings laying on the ground surrounded by rust.

The first released section will be the interactive exploration experience, where you will be able to take control of your own manned submersible and ROV (remotely operated vehicle) to explore the wreck. 

Submarine Interior
Submarine Interior

You will be able to use your VR motion controllers (or standard game controllers) to manoeuvre your craft, and complete various scientific missions and recovery tasks around the dive site. You will be able to operate the claws on your ROV, and manipulate your surroundings.

 

STORY  
Diving to the bottom of the North Atlantic, the player takes on the role of Dr. Ethan Lynch, associate professor of Maritime Archaeology at the fictional University of Nova Scotia.  

With funding from a mysterious investor, Dr. Lynch and his PhD Candidate Jean Robinson have set out aboard a research vessel to dive the wreck and answer questions that have remained submerged for a century.  

Complete bonus missions, upgrade your ROV, and learn all there is to know about this infamous wreck. 


SANDBOX  
Explore the wreck as you see fit. Dive deep into rarely glimpsed cabins, halls and amenities. With unprecedented access to the ship’s bow and debris field, behold the effects of a century of decay on this once decadent mail steamer.  

TOUR  
Not much of a gamer? Then sit back and experience an educational voyage through Titanic’s deteriorating hulk. Ever wanted to see the wreck for yourself? Then prepare for the tour of a lifetime.

 

The second released section will be the immersive experience, where you will be able to witness key events through the eyes of the survivors. This is an historically accurate recreation of the events, based on eye-witness testimony and substantial research. 

With the latest graphical technology and a highly emotive sound track, we will be creating an unforgettable and moving experience to give you a deeper understanding of this historical and tragic event. Users will leave this experience with respect for those involved in the disaster, and the influence it had on the nautical industry and safety regulations.

 

 

MULTIPLAYER EXPLORER (for €80,000)  

Explore the Titanic shipwreck in a multiplayer competitive treasure hunt game separate from the main experience. 

REAL-TIME MINUTE BY MINUTE EXPERIENCE (for €150,000)

Imagine witnessing the sinking of RMS Titanic minute by minute. This experience will last 2 hours and 40 minutes, and will be an historically accurate demonstration / simulation of the sinking as it happened.

AWARDS

Our company has won five International awards for our previous Kickstarter experience – Apollo 11 VR. We met our funding goal, and were able to deliver the project for the release of Oculus and Vive. We plan to bring an even higher level of quality to this experience.

Music by:

Audiomachine - Supermoon ( Demo / Video )
Secession Studios - Archangels - Greg Dombrowski ( Demo / Video )
Farewell Life - Arn Andersson ( Video )

 

Risks and challenges

If we hit an Iceberg along the way we have the experience and knowledge to see ourselves through rough seas and set a heading for the finish line.

There is the risk of running over time and delivering late, however we have delivered a few projects now and are able to plan for unexpected delays and manage our time well.

We take pride in everything we do and say and we won't fail you guys on delivering on our promises.

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    ALL ABOARD

    You are a contributing passenger on the journey of Titanic VR, and will receive a digital commemorative Boarding Pass which you can download and print at home.

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    BELFAST

    For €10.00, you will receive a collection of 5 Desktop Backgrounds for download. In addition to the €5.00 reward.

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    SET SAIL

    Get the Early Bird price of €20.00. You will receive a digital copy of the full experience (including the historical section) upon its final release in Q4 of 2017. Includes all previous rewards.

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    SOUTHAMPTON

    For €25.00, you will receive early access to the shipwreck exploration section due for release mid 2017, and a digital copy of the full experience (including the historical section) upon its release later in 2017. Includes all previous rewards.

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    THIRD CLASS

    For €50.00, you will be named as a Third Class backer in the credits and receive a digital Third Class Ticket which you can download and print at home. Includes all previous rewards.

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    RECOVERY

    The Titanic’s wreck wasn’t found until 1985, 73 years after it sank. For €73.00, you will receive a copy of our digital workbook, with notes and sketches from our production phase. You will also receive the Third Class reward and all previous rewards.

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    REMEMBERANCE

    This VR experience will be released 105 years after the RMS Titanic sunk. For €105.00, your name will be engraved on a digital plaque which will be placed on the ship wreck experience. Your plaque will be visible to all who visit the plaque location. We will provide directions on how to find its location when released. Includes the Third Class reward and all previous unlimited rewards.

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    SECOND CLASS

    For €200.00, you will be named as a Second Class backer in the credits and receive a digital Second Class Ticket which you can download and print at home. Also your name will be engraved on a digital plaque to be placed within the wreck experience. You can also add a 30 second audio clip to be played when people view your plaque in-game. Includes all previous unlimited rewards.

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    FIRST CLASS

    For €500.00, you will appear in-game as a named portrait. Send us a photo of yourself in your best 1912-period pose and we will turn it into a painted portrait to appear in the experience. We will provide directions on how to find its location when released. You will also be named as a First Class backer in the credits and receive a digital First Class Ticket which you can download and print at home. Includes all previous unlimited rewards.

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    AVATAR

    For €3,000.00, you will become a Non-Playable Character placed in the experience! You are invited to our studio in Waterford, Ireland to have your face scanned on-site. You will also meet the team and have an opportunity to ask questions about Titanic VR. You must cover your own transportation and accommodation expenses. You will also be named as a Producer in the credits. Includes all previous unlimited rewards.

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    MIR

    For €5,000.00, you can name or brand one of the submersibles appearing in the experience. You will also be named as a Producer in the credits. Includes all previous unlimited rewards.

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    ARGO

    For €6,000.00, you can name or brand one of the ROVs appearing in the experience. You will also be named as a Producer in the credits. Includes all previous unlimited rewards.

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