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Check Out This Incredible Digital Tour of the Titanic

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Care to step aboard the RMS Titanic? What seemed like an impossibility is slowly becoming a reality. Vintage Digital Revival and Four Funnels Entertainment have recreated the interior of the stricken vessel in immaculate detail. It’s part of their long-gestating ‘Titanic: Honor and Glory’ video game project.

As shown on Gamology’s Facebook page, a game sequence takes viewers from the swish dining room to the steamy engines of the mighty ship. A male character voiceover helps set the scene, together with an Irish soundtrack which puts players in mind of movie classic ‘My Heart Will Go On’.

Titanic: Honor and Glory is a registered trademark of Vintage Digital Revival LLC. TITANIC: HONOR AND GLORY © 2013-2019 FFE CO. & VDR LLC

“The exterior and interior will be modeled allowing for full VR exploration with stunning 3D detail” the group explain on their main YouTube channel. Heading up the project are Creative Director Tom Lynskey, Project Manager Matthew DeWinkeleer and Modeler Kyle Hudak. The crew is comprised of numerous talents from around the world.

While raising the Titanic in a game may sound trivial, the team have gone all out bringing 1912 to life. Fulsome tribute is paid to the history and heroism of that fateful night, when the White Star liner hit an iceberg. Gamology and others call it “the most authentic recreation of any historical subject”.

Just as director James Cameron brought the story to life with an action-packed romance, so designers tell their own tale. “As Titanic races through the icy waters of the North Atlantic, Robert Morgan battles the odds to clear his name of horrible crimes” states the Indiegogo crowdfunding page from 2015. The project’s website states the game focuses on a mystery scenario.

Titanic: Honor and Glory is a registered trademark of Vintage Digital Revival LLC. TITANIC: HONOR AND GLORY © 2013-2019 FFE CO. & VDR LLC

They also mention two modes – a “Free Roam” or “Story Mode”. Each provides a rich historical experience, depending on whether the player wants to run around or simply take in the sights. When the game is completed, it can be played on PC, VR headsets and other consoles according to publicity materials. The group used Unreal Engine 4 as backbone for the process.

Another YouTube channel has been launched by the games masters, providing education and information about history’s most well-known maritime tragedy.

Titanic: Honor and Glory is a registered trademark of Vintage Digital Revival LLC. TITANIC: HONOR AND GLORY © 2013-2019 FFE CO. & VDR LLC

They aim to set the record straight, as well as entertain an audience. The channel writes, “a mammoth reason she (the Titanic) is so famous is due to exaggerations in her story. Falsehoods and myths fly as proven facts”.

The digital wizards are also tackling the story of HMHS Britannic. Titanic’s sister ship also sank, in 1916. This time the culprit was a German sea mine, rather than any natural threat.

Titanic: Honor and Glory is a registered trademark of Vintage Digital Revival LLC. TITANIC: HONOR AND GLORY © 2013-2019 FFE CO. & VDR LLC

Titanic itself suffered a 300 ft tear along the hull from the iceberg. It took an agonizing 3 hours to be consumed by the waves. 705 survived out of over 2,000. The casualties of Britannic were thankfully much lower – 30.

Both vessels were built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Those wanting to get an extra flavor of the times can go on a virtual tour of the industrial landmark, courtesy of Vintage Digital Revival/Four Funnels (a subsidiary of LLC).

Titanic: Honor and Glory is a registered trademark of Vintage Digital Revival LLC. TITANIC: HONOR AND GLORY © 2013-2019 FFE CO. & VDR LLC

Game or no game, the historical recreation and passion for the period has impressed the public. Equally anticipated, though viewed more cautiously, is Titanic II. Not a follow up to Cameron’s Hollywood epic but a full scale replica of the ship.

Billionaire Clive Palmer is the man behind the resurrection. Reported in 2018, he told BBC News, “Millions have dreamt of sailing on her, seeing her in port and experiencing her unique majesty.” He believed the ultra-ambitious result would “be the ship where those dreams come true.”

Approx half a billion dollars has been spent to date, since the voyage was announced in 2012. Titanic II should take to the water in 2022, following the original route.

How the pandemic has affected progress remains to be seen. Palmer and co have competition in the form of the “Romandisea Titanic”, currently under construction in China. Reportedly this will sit in a reservoir and is not designed for open water.

Some wish to live out history on a real boat, whereas others are happy to bask in Titanic’s glory from the comfort of their homes. It all goes to shows that, while the craft was consigned to a watery grave, interest in the tragedy remains undiminished… Source

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  1. Was it the Titanic that was sunk Mike or had it been swapped for the accident prone Olympic that went down? Conveniently with the main opponents of the soon to be formed Federal Reserve on board.

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    • Unsure on that one but the theory is so rarely mentioned and there are millions of avid sleuths if this was the case, as with 9/11, I think the theory would have been commonplace

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    • Regarding the Olympic. ‘ In October 1915, HMS Drake was transferred to the North America and West Indies Station for convoy escort duties. Her first escort duty had been taking the Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic, into Liverpool after the Olympic had journeyed from New York.’
      I cite this because my grandfather was on HMS Drake at the time. The ‘Drake’ was later sunk by U-79 off Rathlin Island, north coast of Ireland, with the loss of 18 lives. My grandfather survived.

      When I researched the history of ‘HMS Drake’ I interestingly found this. ‘In October 1914, the ship was used to carry Russian bullion worth eight million pounds from Archangel to Britain.’ ???. My grandfather was not on the ship at that time but on the battleship ‘HMS Ajax.” He was transferred later.

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      • ‘In October 1914, the ship was used to carry Russian bullion worth eight million pounds from Archangel to Britain.’…………. destined for the Wall Street banking houses as a return on their investment in the regime falsely dubbed ‘the Russian Revolution. Thanks for the interesting comment. The taboo topic is covered in Trotsky’s White Negroes, Michael Walsh.

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  2. Since the three billionaires who opposed the Federal Reserve were lost on the Titanic I have often wondered if a bomb wasn’t planted on the Titanic by the Central Bankers to explode in the mid-Atlantic. Of course, this is a conspiracy theory, but, I wouldn’t put it past the psychopaths to do something this sinister, just to get their way.

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  3. The story does have legs mike, The Olympic was involved in 2 accidents. One with a RN cruiser HMS Hawke and another with a partially submerged wreck, the combination of these looks to have twisted the keel of the ship making repairs virtually uneconomic.
    A telling part of a video of the submerged “Titanic” shows part of the name of the Titanic missing which were letters bolted on to the hull and underneath can be made out I think were the letters Y and M which look to have been originally etched into the hull.
    Also J P Morgan the owner of the White Star line was supposed to have been on the maiden voyage but feigned illness shortly before it sailed and had all his precious works of art that were to sail with him taken off the ship.
    Lots of facts about the theory in a book by Mike Hamer titled “RMS Olympic”.
    I thought an old sea dog like you Mike would find it interesting.

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    • It is, my friend, but the 82% of the world covered by the seas is truly encyclopaedic in its wealth of mysteries and stories.

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