New Video Lets You Watch the Titanic Sink in Real Time
It's drumming up buzz for a forthcoming video game.
The tragic story of the Titanic has been the subject of many documentaries, TV shows, and a little Oscar-winning film you might remember starring Leonardo DiCaprio. After 104 years it seems nearly impossible for any new coverage of the sinking,—until one video game company released a real-time animated rendition of the ship’s final moments.
Hoping to create an “action/adventure/mystery video game,” according to their site, Titanic Honor And Glory drummed up buzz about this project by showcasing a detailed two-hour, 40-minute video of the Titanic, from the moments just before it hits the iceberg until the sea swallows the “unsinkable ship.”
In the YouTube video you can hear the crewmembers spot the iceberg and try in vain to prevent the tragedy. No people are shown throughout the rest of the virtual recreation, but you can see as lifeboats are lowered, get glimpses of what’s happening both inside and outside, and watch the gripping moments of the ship breaking in half. The occasional fact pops up on the screen, and you can sometimes hear the sounds of people screaming.
Over 3 million people have watched the animation, with many people commenting they sat through the entire sinking.