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Starship Titanic
« on: December 30, 2010, 05:38:45 AM »
Aside from being what I think is one of the best video games of all time (mind you, my opinions in this realm are not thought of highly), Starship Titanic had a companion novel written by Terry Jones (of Python fame, also featured as the voice of the parrot in the game).  You can find the entire novel online (completely legal - honest - but maybe not as enjoyable as the printed version) here: http://www.starshiptitanic.com/novel/
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Re: Starship Titanic
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 07:12:36 PM »
I actually own the book, but I've never managed to encounter the game. The book was pretty good, from what I recall, but I should read it again.
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Re: Starship Titanic
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 10:55:54 PM »
We have the book too.  When we got the game it came in a special edition package which included the book, the game, a strategy guide, and the book on tape.  Quite a deal considering I only paid $20.

Try the link for the book anyway.  It is something of a joke rather than anything you can read.
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Re: Starship Titanic
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 12:55:00 AM »
...Whoa :o If that's real, it's extremely impressive, and even if it's fake, it's a pretty convincing one.
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Re: Starship Titanic
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 04:20:13 PM »
Unfortunately, the "Yoz's Original Collapsible Travelling Punctuation-In-Place-Alphabetiser" at the end, appears to be broken or no longer online.  Oh well...
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