National Geographic and PlayWay have announced that they're working on an interactive video game that will take users back to 1912. The game is called "Titanic: Unsolved Mystery" and users have to search for missing treasure and objects in the shipwreck. The game, coming to PC, Mac, iOS and Android in the second quarter of 2012, will allow players to learn about the sinking of the Titanic and see what the famous ship looked like inside (that is, if they haven't caught James Cameron's version of the Titanic already).
Play begins with the opening of the world’s first ocean-floor museum. Gamers can jump between the present and past as they help the game’s heroine, Lillian, discover the Titanic’s mysteries and get closer to unveiling the truth behind the disaster that took her great-grandmother’s life 100 years ago. The game, intended for casual adult gamers, will be available for purchase and download for PC and Mac on BigFishGames.com, for iOS on the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play. A demo, screenshots and more information are available at www.TitanicTheGame.com.
The game is coming out to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. The game will allow players to see how life was like onboard the Titanic. This is a key part in a broader effort National Geographic is making in commemorating the sinking of the ship. The game will include historically accurate images of the ship's interior and exterior. The game will also include a soundtrack with ambient sounds. There is no word on the launch date of the game yet, but stay tuned on my blog.