Starship Titanic

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Starship Titanic is a game produced by The Digital Village. This is its story.

At the heart of our Galaxy, an advanced civilization of which we know nothing has built the biggest, most beautiful starship ever: the Starship Titanic.

On its maiden voyage, the biggest, most beautiful, most technologically advanced interstellar Etherliner ever built unexpectedly crashes.

Into your house.

You find your way on board. It is like no alien spaceship you have ever imagined. It most resembles a mixture of the Queen Mary, the Ritz, the Chrysler Building and Tutankhamen's tomb, with Venice thrown in for good measure.

As you enter it you quickly discover that you are not alone. The ship is inhabited by a crew of malfunctioning robots and a semi-deranged parrot. What has happened here? What's going on? Well, why not ask the crew? You will find that they talk. And talk. And talk. And talk...

The robots are brought to life by a proprietary interactive language engine called SpookiTalk. You have not encountered anything like this before in any kind of game. It is truly revolutionary. When you talk to any of the characters, SpookiTalk enables them to respond with one of over 10,000 pre-recorded lines of dialog. The more you talk to them, the more they will respond and the more you will learn. The effect is uncanny. That's why it's called SpookiTalk. (UncanniTalk didn't work well for us.)

You'll meet Marsinta Drewbish. She's the rudest receptionist this side of Sarkibarst V. However, you have to deal with her because as a third class passenger you will quickly find yourself in the grip of one of the most powerful forces known to modern man: the desire for a free upgrade.

Then there's the Fentible, the gracious, charming and completely forgetful Doorbot. There's Nobby the hypocondriac Liftbot, there's Fortillian the semi-mendacious Barbot, and then there is the Parrot. There is no adequate warning to prepare you for... the Parrot.

Can you unravel the mystery of what terrible events have occurred aboard the Starship Titanic? Can you solve the problem of Titania whose strange brooding statues dominate the ship? Can you take control of the ship and navigate it back to Earth before the Parrot drives you finally and irrevocably mad? Only if you're very, very clever.

Can you have an enormous amount of fun trying? Absolutely.

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