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Ship Simulator 2008

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Release Date: July 13th, 2007

Developer: VSTEP

Publisher: Lighthouse Interactive

Platform: PC

Official Site: http://www.shipsim.com/

Publishers Description:

Ship Simulator is a revolutionary simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. Players will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment, taking control of a wide array of ship types – from massive cargo ships and ferries, to speedboats, yachts, water taxis and even the mighty Titanic. The waters you sail are also as varied as the ships, with newly added harbours such as Southampton (including the Solent), Marseille and San Francisco. Ship Simulator 2008 will amaze you with its progress and will rock your simulated world.

Several new key features in Ship Simulator 2008 include:

• Dynamic ocean waves, with realistic ship motions
• Long distance travels , open ocean voyages between ports
• Visible damage system
• 30 new complex and challenging missions
• Extensive day, night, and weather systems
• 6 new ships, an oil rig, and 3 new environments
• Walkthrough functionality and interactive bridge controls on all ships
• Controllable container crane
• Multiplayer feature to be added this September

VSTEP and Lighthouse also revealed several new features that were added into the game and that were unannounced until today:
• Advanced vector graphic sea chart with full-screen display option, transparency setting, and high level-of-detail on text and depth readings
• Advanced damage system showing holes in the ships after severe collisions
• Free-roam mode where players can choose a ship, an environment, and set all weather, day, and time parameters which replaces the need for a mission editor for 99.9% of users
• Realistic bow splash water, with support from an advanced physics simulation model
• Extensive mapping options for keys and joystick buttons
• Advanced rope system which allows you to connect and disconnect player ships to other ships or mooring boulders at will (anchoring is now also possible)
• Addition of icebergs which cause damage when you collide with them
• A system for sinking player ships when damaged below the water line (feature will be added this September).

Article By Published Date Platform
Ship Simulator 2008 Review Craig Laycock 07-Aug-07 PC

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