History VideoGame / StarshipTitanic

25th Jul '17 9:43:37 AM Sark0TAG
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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: The BarBot, when idle.

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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: The BarBot, [=BarBot=], when idle.
25th Jul '17 9:43:11 AM Sark0TAG
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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: The BarBot, most of the time.

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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: The BarBot, most of the time.when idle.
25th Jul '17 9:42:48 AM Sark0TAG
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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: The BarBot, most of the time.
29th Jun '17 2:26:13 PM Kinrah
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* CopyAndPasteEnvironments: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. The Second Class stateroom lobbies have the same elevators as the Super Galactic Traveler Class stateroom lobbies, only the [=SGT=] elevators serve three staterooms while the Second Class elevators only serve two. The Second Class elevators still have three buttons, though.
--> '''Elevator Announcer:''' ''(on pressing the top button)'' "This button also takes you to the upper level, but is situated three inches higher for your convenience."


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* LowerClassLout: Passengers in Super Galactic Traveller Class are treated this way. They have to find their own way to their room without assistance from the staff, each floor has two lobbies each with access to eighteen 'staterooms', which the passenger then has to assemble themselves, for way of entertainment each lobby has a single relaxation room in which there is a single chair which looks at a portrait, and each passenger gets a single chicken from the 'restaurant', which is basically just a chicken and sauce dispenser.


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* RedHerring: Your assigned First Class stateroom. Unless it happens to be next to the only First Class stateroom of interest, there's no point in going there.
29th Jun '17 1:59:02 PM Kinrah
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Your first action aboard the Starship Titanic is to press a large button beneath a sign saying Press Button For Opening Credits Sequence. [[CaptainObvious It starts the opening credits sequence.]]



* DudeWheresMyRespect: The only two characters to even acknowledge the trouble you're going to are Marsinta (once you've fiddled with her settings) and Titania.



* ItsAllAboutMe: The [=DoorBot=] only comes down at the beginning of the game to make sure your house didn't scratch the paintwork on the ship when it crashed.



** [[spoiler:Brobostigon]] handwaves this in one of his emails: Each body part has a security chip called the "Metamor" that causes the item to change shape when removed from Titania's core.

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** *** [[spoiler:Brobostigon]] handwaves this in one of his emails: Each body part has a security chip called the "Metamor" that causes the item to change shape when removed from Titania's core.



* NobodyPoops: At least, nobody of the upper classes, anyway. There are toilets in the Super Galactic Traveller Class rooms ([[{{Squick}} which double as clothes washers]]) but conspicuously absent throughout the rest of the ship, including in the Second and First Class rooms.

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* NobodyPoops: At least, nobody of the upper classes, anyway. There are toilets in the Super Galactic Traveller Class rooms ([[{{Squick}} which double as clothes washers]]) but conspicuously absent throughout the rest of the ship, including in the Second and First Class rooms. Marsinta specifically calls this out when you upgrade to First Class, telling you that nowhere in First Class will you find any of 'those nasty lavatory things'.


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--> '''Multiple characters:''' [[spoiler:Nobody likes a smartass.]]
1st May '17 11:06:13 AM Sark0TAG
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* TookALevelInKindness: Marsinta, the [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]], [[{{Jerkass}} deliberately unhelpful]] [=DeskBot=] becomes extremely kind and gentle once you [[spoiler: recalibrate her off-kilter personality settings]].

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* TookALevelInKindness: Marsinta, the [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]], [[{{Jerkass}} deliberately unhelpful]] [=DeskBot=] becomes extremely kind and gentle once you [[spoiler: recalibrate her off-kilter personality settings]]. She can also be a GossipyHen if you ask her about some of the characters.
1st May '17 10:54:09 AM Sark0TAG
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The game originally came on three [=CDs.=] CD 3 is generally only used for the opening and the ending of the game, but once you reach First Class, this starts happening a lot, as all of the First Class areas - including the Bar, which is a Second Class area - require a change over to CD 1.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The game originally came on three [=CDs.=] CD 3 is generally only used for the opening and the ending of the game, but once you reach First Class, this starts happening a lot, as all of the First Class areas - including the Bar, which is a Second Class area - require a change over to CD 1. Fortunately, later releases included the option of installing all the game files to the hard drive, with no discs needed whatsoever.
21st Apr '17 2:06:29 PM TheNicestGuy
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* SameFaceDifferentName: The voice of the Bomb is credited to "Kim Bread", but it is unmistakably Creator/JohnCleese.
7th Apr '17 4:26:47 PM Gosicrystal
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* AllThereInTheManual: The website for Starlight Travel, the company that supposedly built the Starship Titanic (now defunct but [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070711102210/http://www.starlightlines.com/cgi-bin/front.cgi available on the Internet Archive]]), contains some concept art, design plans, maintenance reports, Brobostigon's diary, and even a calculator for various currencies in the Starship Titanic universe.
** The maintenance reports range from routine inspections and inter-company bickering all the way through to {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}.
---> '''Opportunity''': Navoplex test run parametrically satisfactory but whining noise heard after system shutdown.\\

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* AllThereInTheManual: The website for Starlight Travel, the company that supposedly built the Starship Titanic (now defunct but [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070711102210/http://www.starlightlines.com/cgi-bin/front.cgi available on the Internet Archive]]), contains some concept art, design plans, maintenance reports, Brobostigon's diary, and even a calculator for various currencies in the Starship Titanic universe.
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universe. The maintenance reports range from routine inspections and inter-company bickering all the way through to {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}.
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funny.
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'''Opportunity''': Navoplex test run parametrically satisfactory but whining noise heard after system shutdown.\\



* ArcWords: "Nobody likes a smart-ass."

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* %%* ArcWords: "Nobody likes a smart-ass."



* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: After the titular ship reduces your house to rubble, what choice do you have but to to answer Fentible's CallToAdventure?
** ButThouMust: In fact, if you type "no" (or indeed anything besides "yes"), the only acknowledgment your refusal gets is "An odd way to spell it, but I suppose it will have to do."
* ChekhovsGun: Both [[spoiler: the picture of the night sky above your house]], and [[spoiler: [[{{Feelies}} the 3D glasses that came packaged with the game itself.]]]] These two items are completely useless [[spoiler: until you gain access to the Titanic's navigation systems at the very end of the game.]]
** Also, the [[spoiler:Third Class chicken delivery system and the Maître d'Bot's arms.]]

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* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: After the titular ship reduces your house to rubble, what choice do you have but to to answer Fentible's CallToAdventure?
** ButThouMust:
CallToAdventure? In fact, if you type "no" (or indeed anything besides "yes"), [[ButThouMust the only acknowledgment your refusal gets is "An odd way to spell it, but I suppose it will have to do."
"]]
* ChekhovsGun: Both [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the picture of the night sky above your house]], and [[spoiler: [[{{Feelies}} the 3D glasses that came packaged with the game itself.]]]] These two items are completely useless [[spoiler: until you gain access to the Titanic's navigation systems at the very end of the game.]]
** Also, the %%** The [[spoiler:Third Class chicken delivery system and the Maître d'Bot's arms.]]



* FunWithAcronyms: '''P'''ersonal '''E'''lectronic '''T'''hing, a combination of keyring, BagOfHolding, remote control, staff pager and conversation log.
** Also '''S'''pontaneous '''M'''assive '''E'''xistance '''F'''ailure. The ship sailed from its space dock with great fanfare and promptly vanished.
* GameBreakingBug: The game spanned multiple [=CD-ROMs=]. Some batches went out with the final disc in the set missing. Okay, not technically a bug, par se, but certainly game-breaking.
** This is due to there being an ACTUAL game breaking bug on the final disk in the first printing that was missing a file that had the game's interface with their [[FunWithAcronyms Personal Electronic Thing]] which is necessary to do anything with your inventory or even save/quit the game!
* GargleBlaster: The [=BarBot=] asks for your help in making a fairly nasty one. Interestingly, if you ask him for an ''actual'' [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Gargle Blaster]], he replies [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything "Nobody likes a smart-ass".]]
** This is, in fact, a hint.
* GhostShip: You are the only living thing on-board, however there are two dead things...
** and one very living (and vocal) parrot.
** The flock of starlings are alive - at least, to start with...

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* FunWithAcronyms: FunWithAcronyms:
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'''P'''ersonal '''E'''lectronic '''T'''hing, a combination of keyring, BagOfHolding, remote control, staff pager and conversation log.
** Also '''S'''pontaneous '''M'''assive '''E'''xistance '''F'''ailure. The ship sailed from its space dock with great fanfare and promptly vanished.
* GameBreakingBug: The game spanned multiple [=CD-ROMs=]. Some batches went out with the final disc in the set missing. Okay, not technically a bug, par se, but certainly game-breaking.
**
game-breaking. This is due to there being an ACTUAL game breaking bug on the final disk in the first printing that was missing a file that had the game's interface with their [[FunWithAcronyms Personal Electronic Thing]] which is necessary to do anything with your inventory or even save/quit the game!
* GargleBlaster: The [=BarBot=] asks for your help in making a fairly nasty one. Interestingly, if you ask him for an ''actual'' [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Gargle Blaster]], he replies [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight "Nobody likes a smart-ass".]]
**
]] This is, in fact, a hint.
* GhostShip: You You, a flock of starlings, and a very vocal parrot are the only living thing on-board, however there are two dead things...
** and one very living (and vocal) parrot.
** The flock of starlings are alive - at least, to start with...
things on-board.



* GuideDangIt: One review dubbed the game's difficulty "Impossible unless you're the author or telepathic".
** In particular, one feature of the PET is very easily overlooked - the ability to manually enter room codes in the 'Designer Room Numbers' menu. [[spoiler: It's necessary to use this feature to find which one First Class stateroom out of a couple hundred is of interest to you.]]
* {{Hammerspace}}: The PET inventory, natch.
** This extends to the Succ-U-Bus item delivery system; no matter the size of the item, it will always compress into a cylinder the size of a drinks can that the Succ-U-Bus can swallow. This includes everything in size from napkins through to [[spoiler: [[FridgeHorror Antar Brobostigon]], the project manager.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: Occasionally, while you're in the bar, the parrot will interject with a Hey, Barman joke - from the ''other side of the ship''. YMMV on the success of said jokes.
* TheKeyIsBehindTheLock: In order to obtain a hammer, you need to press a button with a long stick. However, in order to obtain a long stick behind glass, you must break the glass with a hammer. [[spoiler:Fortunately, there's a parrot perch that you can use in place of the long stick.]]
** [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the perch isn't quite long ''enough'' to get the lemon. You ''can'', however, use it to get the hammer you'll need to break the glass and get the long stick.]]
* LawOfConservationOfDetail: Played with throughout the game. Whenever an item can be taken that turns out to be one of Titania's body parts, a new one instantly grows back.
** [[spoiler: Brobostigon]] handwaves this in one of his emails: Each body part has a security chip called the "Metamor" that causes the item to change shape when removed from Titania's core.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in some places, though. There are doors on the First Class decks that don't go anywhere, there are ''thousands'' of cabins on the ship, but only three are of interest to you in any one playthrough, [[RealityEnsues and nothing ever plays on]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking TV channel 1]].

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* GuideDangIt: One review dubbed the game's difficulty "Impossible unless you're the author or telepathic".
**
telepathic". In particular, one feature of the PET is very easily overlooked - the ability to manually enter room codes in the 'Designer Room Numbers' menu. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's necessary to use this feature to find which one First Class stateroom out of a couple hundred is of interest to you.]]
* {{Hammerspace}}: The PET inventory, natch.
**
inventory. This extends to the Succ-U-Bus item delivery system; no matter the size of the item, it will always compress into a cylinder the size of a drinks can that the Succ-U-Bus can swallow. This includes everything in size from napkins through to [[spoiler: [[FridgeHorror Antar Brobostigon]], [[spoiler:Antar Brobostigon, the project manager.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: Occasionally, while you're in the bar, the parrot will interject with a Hey, Barman joke - from the ''other side of the ship''. YMMV on the success of said jokes.
ship''.
* TheKeyIsBehindTheLock: In order to obtain a hammer, you need to press a button with a long stick. However, in order to obtain a long stick behind glass, you must break the glass with a hammer. [[spoiler:Fortunately, there's a parrot perch that you can use in place of the long stick.]]
** [[spoiler:
Unfortunately, the perch isn't quite long ''enough'' to get the lemon. You ''can'', however, use it to get the hammer you'll need to break the glass and get the long stick.]]
* LawOfConservationOfDetail: TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Played with throughout the game. game.
**
Whenever an item can be taken that turns out to be one of Titania's body parts, a new one instantly grows back.
** [[spoiler: Brobostigon]] [[spoiler:Brobostigon]] handwaves this in one of his emails: Each body part has a security chip called the "Metamor" that causes the item to change shape when removed from Titania's core.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in some places, though.places. There are doors on the First Class decks that don't go anywhere, there are ''thousands'' of cabins on the ship, but only three are of interest to you in any one playthrough, [[RealityEnsues and nothing ever plays on]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking TV channel 1]].



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: One of the ingredients for the Titanic Titillator is Puree of Starling. [[spoiler: You get it by sucking a flock of starlings into a giant ventilation fan.]]
** It's also perfectly possible - and required - to put the Parrot into your inventory and send him through the Succ-U-Bus item delivery system.
* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
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One of the ingredients for the Titanic Titillator is Puree of Starling. [[spoiler: You get it by sucking a flock of starlings into a giant ventilation fan.]]
** It's also perfectly possible - and required - to put the Parrot into your inventory and send him through the Succ-U-Bus item delivery system.
* %%* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
* VariableMix

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1st Apr '17 2:42:52 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] where it comes to the item system. It is possible to lose items in the Succ-U-Bus system, but a system exists in-game to help you recover them.
** However, if you don't replace the parrot's perch after obtaining the [[spoiler:central core]], the parrot will leave and you'll never see him again.
** Pulling the lever in the Creators' Chamber once you give it power disables the energy beams keeping the creators' busts in the air, destroying them for good.



* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] where it comes to the item system. It is possible to lose items in the Succ-U-Bus system, but a system exists in-game to help you recover them.
** However, if you don't replace the parrot's perch after obtaining the [[spoiler:central core]], the parrot will leave and you'll never see him again.
** Pulling the lever in the Creators' Chamber once you give it power disables the energy beams keeping the creators' busts in the air, destroying them for good.



--> '''[=BarBot=]''': ''(while standing in front of [[spoiler:Titania's vision centre]])'' "Have you found [[spoiler:Titania's vision centre]] yet?"

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--> '''[=BarBot=]''': '''[=BarBot=]:''' ''(while standing in front of [[spoiler:Titania's vision centre]])'' "Have you found [[spoiler:Titania's vision centre]] yet?"
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