Clinton And Trump Join The Ship’s Murder Party

The Ship: Remasted [official site] has added political figures including Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and I don’t know if I have enough tension-defusing “little bit of politics” Ben Elton riffing in me to survive much longer in the current political climate. Clinton and Trump can now lark around on a luxury cruise ship, trying to smash in each other’s heads in with tennis rackets and golf clubs. And in the game. A little bit of politics there, ladies and gentlemen.

As in the game it’s remaking, The Ship: Remasted now has ‘World Leaders’ modes which replace the regular characters with famous political figures. These include Margaret Thatcher, Osama bin Laden, Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein, and now Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It’s all a bit tacky but ha ha yes indeed, a little bit of politics.

That motley crüe today arrived in a big update which also brings Mac and Linux versions, bug fixes, performance improvements, and so on.

The Ship, if you’ve not encountered it before, is a multiplayer FPS whose main mode is a mystery murder hunt. Each passenger on the cruise liner is secretly given one particular other as a target to find and kill, but you also need to watch out for the person who’s hunting you – while attendint to your various bodily needs. It started as a Half-Life mod then got a commercial follow-up, and now is being remade as Remasted.

The Ship: Remasted is in the Steam summer sale with a 66% discount bringing it to £5.09/6,79€/$6.79. Developers Blazing Griffin are also throwing in a copy of The Ship: Murder Party to celebrate its 10th birthday. They are quite clear that it’s still in Early Access for good reasons, mind. “Do expect whopping bugs, minor code explosions, wonky visuals, and a whole host of other strange and ungainly things that probably shouldn’t be happening while trying to clobber someone with a polo mallet,” they say.

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  1. SaintAn says:

    Hopefully it sinks while they’re still on it.

  2. Anguy says:

    Jesus, that Hillary face is pure nightmare material, I don’t think sleep will come easily tonight…

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    Godwhacker says:

    Also featuring Saddam and Blair, just in time for the Chilcott enquiry- but I’m guessing the devs don’t know anything about that, and as a consequence how tasteless a move it is

    • J.C. says:

      Whatever the case I hope Blair and its friends go to jail, but he’ll probably get a Get out of Jail free card.

  4. FurryLippedSquid says:

    Trump needs more lips.

  5. MrFinnishDude says:

    Ah, gotta admire the Amer

    • MrFinnishDude says:

      …-ican two party system, you always and up with two canditates that are both twats. (finger slipped, no edit button. thanks RPS)

      • RimeOfTheMentalTraveller says:

        I think what you meant was, “Thanks Obama!”

      • J.C. says:

        As an American, I can tell you that we have more than two parties, such as the far better Green Party. The biggest problem though is that the media never covers them, since the media in America, which has become a failed “Fourth Estate” and fully corporatized/invested in one of the Two Major (Corrupted) Parties (Democrat or Republican), ensures that the minority of voters (America has low turn-out vote year after year from people no longer interested in the corruption) believe that it is in their best interest to vote Democrat or Republican. It’s a total circus here.

  6. April March says:

    Those characters’ creepy, souless death stares would be very uncomfortable if they weren’t politicians.

  7. Nick says:

    Trumps hair looks too real.

  8. SuperCaffeineDude says:

    Missed a trick trailer should have been based off of the old Alien vs Predator films… “whoever wins… we lose”

  9. Dances to Podcasts says:

    I wish people would stop with this ‘both sides are bad’ false equivalence…

    • King Trode of Trodain says:

      Quite, I mean even if one considers both options to be bad, that does not preclude one option from being superior to the other…

      I wonder if people who said that would, upon being forced to eat either a raw onion or a raw liver, would say “they’re both bad, I’ll let you choose”