Titanic – Lost in the Darkness
My last entry into this blog focused upon the cancellation of the Half-Life 2 mod by youtube user ALITITANIC. Although it’s always sad to hear that a Titanic project has floundered and sunk (so to speak) there’s always another on the horizon.
I briefly mentioned in my last post about the mod for Crysis, one which I’d like to write about in this entry. I’ve postponed writing about this before now as the details for this mod are a little sketchy. The creators have a youtube channel and a myspace account but haven’t really listed any specific details. Some of you may already be aware of what I’m writing about.
The mod is called Titanic – Lost in the Darkness and is made by ORM Entertainment. For those of you reading this unaware of what a mod is, it is simply a third-party or fan-made (usually fan-made) modification to a computer game. From what I understand they have been working on the project since October 2008 and if all goes well it will be ready for the 100th anniversary (but let’s not all hold our breath, we all know release dates are easily pushed back.)
ORM Entertainment consists of five members, of which there are three members who do the majority of the work on the project.
If you research the project you’ll notice there seems to be confusion over whether T-LID (ok, it should be T-LITD but I think T-LID rolls of the tongue better) is a mod or a game. The current position of the project is that it is a mod for Crysis 1. There’s plans to switch over to Crysis 2 yet there are concerns that the mod will only run on a PC and not on PS3 or Xbox360 due to the performance requirements.
Furthermore, If the group get the go ahead from Crytek, a German video game company who produced Crysis (which is distributed by EA Games) they hope to distribute it across the world. If it is not possible to issue the game in a CD Box then a downloadable version of the game is hopefully going to be made available to the public.
The problem ORM have is that they don’t possess any license for the engine they are using which is why the game remains a potential mod.
I’ve not mentioned the storyline yet, which I found on encyclopedia titanica. ORM seem to be German (or most are) and their English not the greatest (no offence!) This probably explains why all the information surrounding the mod is sketchy. I’’ve tried my best to re-word it the best I can. The original description can be found in the references links at the end of this post.
Until 1 September 1985, the RMS Titanic lay undiscovered at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean for 73 years. The next day news of the discovery is transmitted all around the world. It is in a New York bar where 93 year old Titanic survivor Howard Williams hears the story.
Also present in the bar is enthusiastic, young journalist Daniel Louis. He introduces himself to the old man and urges him to tell his story. A story Williams has never spoken of before.
Williams tells Louis of how he became to be a passenger on the Titanic.
[I’m guessing now is the part where the past tense becomes the present tense and you’re blasted back in time. The description isn’t that clear.]
After a failed bank robbery in London he attempts to flee England on the Titanic. Although originally a third class passenger he manages to bribe officers and stewards to secure a place in first class among the rich and wealthy.
Everything seems perfect, with the past events securely behind him and nothing else to hinder him. However, disaster strikes when Titanic unsuspectingly hits an iceberg and Williams discovers the ship is to sink.
Third class passengers find themselves sectioned off from the rest of the passengers and crew, unable to reach the boat deck and save themselves. Williams is their only hope to liberate them from their deadly prison.
ORM hint at a demo version being released but be warned, your PC would have to 2-4 GB ram accompanied by a fast processor.
Don’t be afraid to view one of their Work in Progress youtube video.
This blog entry has been contrived through information obtained through the public domain. Things mentioned here have not been confirmed by anybody, but are merely scraps of information pieced together and I mean scraps. I trawled through all the creator’s comments on his youtube videos to get more information on the mod. If you know anything about the mod that you may wish to share, or if something has been reported incorrectly or has been the subject of change, please comment below.