Official Website: www.titanichg.com/
Created to be played along with our 104th anniversary podcast: www.titanichg.com/archives/
Dedicated to the 1,496 souls who lost their lives on April 15, 1912 and to the memory of the 712 who survived.
This animation was created to go along with the 104th Titanic sinking anniversary podcast we held on April 14th, 2016. You can listen to the recording of that podcast (nearly 4 hours long) along with this video to get additional minute-by-minute, in-depth information on the sinking. Go to - www.titanichg.com/archives/
- play the podcast at the top of the page, then play this video at the point in the podcast we say to play, and the podcast will be synced with the animation.
This is our full-length animation of the Titanic sinking, beginning with the iceberg collision and ending with its disappearance. The point of collision is at 1:06
. This is a complete animation; not a short animation that was slowed down to match real time. This is also highly accurate, though we have already documented improvements we plan to make for the final game. The animation includes text frequently appearing with what is happening on board the ship. This includes visuals of various interior rooms flooding, lifeboats launching, rockets firing, and the Californian on the horizon. The animation was created in Unreal Engine 4. The exterior model used is not our final model, but an older model created by one of our team members.
There are many informational messages spread throughout the video, but here are some of the main points to jump to:
- Iceberg spotted.
- Titanic collides with iceberg.
- The ship has stopped as damage inspections are carried out.
- Captain Smith orders engines to 'Half Ahead'.
- Titanic stops for the last time.
- Excess steam is vented.
- The Titanic begins taking on a 'starboard list'.
- Thomas Andrews estimates 1-2 hours before the ship sinks.
- The first distress calls are sent out.
- Lights of another ship are spotted on the horizon.
- Most lifeboats are prepared to evacuate passengers.
- Carpathia responds to Titanic's distress calls.
- Lifeboat 7 is launched.
- Lifeboat 5 is launched.
- The D-Deck gangway doors are opened.
- The telegraph operators begin using 'SOS'.
- Lifeboat 5 encounters lowering difficulties.
- Officer Boxhall launches the first distress rocket in an attempt to signal the ship on the horizon.
- The Carpathia confirms it is on it's way.
- Steam stops venting from the funnels.
- The starboard list is eliminated as Boiler Room 5 floods.
- Lifeboat 8 leaves.
- Suction pumps are activated.
- Lifeboat 6 is launched.
- Water is up to the Titanic's nameplate.
- Titanic begins listing to port.
- Lifeboat 16 is launched.
- Lifeboat 14 is launched.
- Lifeboat 14 is dropped 4 feet into the sea from its falls after they jammed.
- Lifeboat 12 is launched.
- Lifeboat 9 is launched.
- Lifeboat 11 is launched.
- Lifeboat 13 is launched.
- Lifeboat 13 is pushed aft by the discharging condenser, jamming it on the falls.
- Lifeboat 15.
- Lifeboat 13 cannot release itself as Lifeboat 15 comes down on top of it.
- Lifeboat 13 is released and is pulled out from underneath Lifeboat 15 as 15 lands in the water.
- Lifeboat 2 is launched.
- The lights on the horizon disappear.
- Lifeboat 4.
- Lifeboat 10.
- It is now 2AM. The Titanic has 20 minutes left.
- Collapsible Boat D is launched.
- The last messages from the Titanic are heard.
- Collapsible A is slid off the Officers' Quarters roof.
- The Wireless Room is abandoned.
- Collapsible B is thrown from the roof of the office quarters. It lands upside down in the water.
- Survivors distinctly hear 4 explosions from deep within the ship.
- All remaining power is lost. The ship breaks in two.
- Titanic is gone. Rescuers do not arrive for another hour and 40 minutes.
- Titanic is heard below the surface as it breaks apart, implodes and falls to the sea floor.