The Ship 2 to set sail

Quirky online game's Web site carries statement that work has started on a sequel.

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Outerlight, the developer of innovative online stealth-action game The Ship, has announced on its Web site that a sequel to the game is underway, and that it will be working with a "major international publisher" for the new game.

The Ship started life in 2004 as a Half-Life mod, and became a full-size game that was then released in July 2006 on digital distribution service Steam. A European boxed retail version hit store shelves in September 2006, followed by a US retail game in April 2007.

Set on a 1920s luxury liner, gamers are given details on another player to "kill," which must be done using improvised weapons lying around the ship, and without witnesses. Of course, someone also has your name and location, and is hunting you down as well... For more information on The Ship, check out GameSpot's review.

Outerlight is currently recruiting for software engineers and designers, as well as concept, environment, and character artists and animators, and says that more details on the new game will be posted soon.

Discussion

46 comments
OfficerTompkins
OfficerTompkins

any new news at all!? haven't heard anything for months maybe even years

uncleTACO8873
uncleTACO8873

i just hope the rounds last longer than 90 seconds, giving you time to plan it out, and people actually play it

pogswarts
pogswarts

Oh I do hope this comes out.

FatBird1978
FatBird1978

I just wonder if it's too late for me to buy this one.

chancegames101
chancegames101

The ship 2 better be able to pick the person you want to be and it wont change into you die or die in jail.

aadne95
aadne95

i play the ship often, and look up to get the sequel.

jasperrussell
jasperrussell

I liked the ship but the one thing I didn't like was that your appearance kept changing. And your characters name kept changing. When playing multiplayer games with friends I like to know who's killed me and who I've killed, it makes it more personal and fun. I understand the concept of not knowing who is after you and changing clothes but creating your own character like in tiger woods would be much more fun when playing.

Foleman
Foleman

I wish this game would come to a console, I'd love to have a game that allowed me to hunt down and kill my friends on a ship via Xbox Live. Does that seem weird?

azizrulez
azizrulez

i was pleasantly surprised by how good the game was,i really enjoyed it,and am looking forward to the sequel

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

it really is a fun game... i should play it more often

lamprey263
lamprey263

actually, if I had a PC, I'd be on CS:S, that's just my cup of tea

Plasmabat
Plasmabat

The Ship was very innovative and fun, Improving it sound awesome. The game needs more hype though.

Pie_FOREVER
Pie_FOREVER

I play thisgame daily. I've played it since the original HL mod and have always loved it. I can't wait for more news on the sequel

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

Release a console version. The first one sounds interesting, release that too on consoles.

lamprey263
lamprey263

oooo, I've never heard of this but it sounds cool; too bad for me its PC as I don't PC game anymore

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

The Ship was one of the most novel games I had ever played when it came out. I still need to find a friend to give my guest pass to so they can try it.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

The Ship had a very interesting premise. Hopefully the second one will share that trait and improve on it.

MronoC
MronoC

W00T!!! This is my all time favorite MP game EVER!!! I can't wait! Hopefully this time around, they'll advertise more, my only problem with the Ship is that there's hardly anyone on.

Zergvasion89
Zergvasion89

"Go download the Original game on Steam. It's $10. Amazing Single Player and even better Multiplayer (especially with friends). Do It!" QQ I bought the Ship such a long time ago that I didn't get included in the SP+MP deal. Sucks to be me.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Yes.... Good to hear, I loved the 1st game, hope the 2nd one is good too

ryanunknown
ryanunknown

I had never heard of it but it sounds good.

Kev_Boy
Kev_Boy

Taegre, the game has also been shipped to stores in both Europe and North America. 'Though it took a while ;)

Ruki574
Ruki574

Wonderful, another steam game.

Taegre
Taegre

I loved this game when I played it on that free weekend they held. A shame that digital distribution and credit cards are the only way to buy the game.

marriage0
marriage0

awesome, i love the original, hopefully this one will get more people playing cos its a baron wasteland when u8 look for players online

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

The previous game got a good score. Let's hope the sequel will do good too.

wackys
wackys

played it once never will i am not looking forward to ship 2

maxxorz
maxxorz

Yeah, The Ship was an amazing game it was so much fun. I can't wait for a sequel now.... This is great news, but as ghsacidman said, I hope there will be enough people to play it this time!

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

I hope more people play it this time around there was never enough people to fill a whole ship. Ship 2 is going to be awesome because Ship 1 was awesome, 'nough said.

dev_ron
dev_ron

wish i could really help the developers, so that they make it a bit earlier :)

dev_ron
dev_ron

wish i could really help the developers, so that they make it a bit earlier :)

Homes225
Homes225

Go download the Original game on Steam. It's $10. Amazing Single Player and even better Multiplayer (especially with friends). Do It!

darthzew
darthzew

Holy ship! That sounds awesome!

xBlitzerx
xBlitzerx

Cool, I wanted to play the first, but just never got around to it. I'll most likely pick up the sequel.

greater_bird
greater_bird

Love the idea of this!! The Ship was a good game, but lacked in some obvious areas. Hopefully The Ship 2 will be more well-rounded. Multi-player is the big drawcard in the original. While I expect that to stay true for this one, I'd really love to see better NPC AI and a single-player campaign that stands up in its own right.

Kh1ndjal
Kh1ndjal

i wanted to play this too, but at the time i didnt have the option of steam either =(

Gainwardrobe
Gainwardrobe

I love the original ship! Cant wait for a bigger and better version of it!

uberjannie
uberjannie

I really wanted to play this game. But i couldnt since i have nonenglish characters in my name.. and steam didnt support it. I dont know if steam supports it now though. But now its too late.

Anabub
Anabub

Agree with Danny on this one the premise though is a good one and this 'could' be some thing special.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

The 2006 version was okay. I hope they tinker with the mechanics a bit to make it more fun.