Based on the only source available (the documentary film Titanic), it’s reasonable to assume that the sinking of the RMS Titanic took somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes – but apparently that is not the case, according to a deeply strange video some internet weirdo/hero has made.
It might not suit everyone’s tastes, but if you have 2 hours and 40 minutes to spare and a desire to ingest knowledge about a 1910s maritime disaster in the most oblique way possible, this is exactly the video you have been waiting your entire life for:
The video shows a slightly-2000s-looking CGI recreation of the sinking of the Titanic in real time, with annotations about significant (well, in this context) events in the timeline of the sinking. It also has sound effects, which are almost entirely just the different types of white noise a computer-generated ship makes when it sinks into a computer-generated ocean.
The bizarre video is a crowdfunding tool for a possibly even more bizarre video game, which will lets lucky players try solve a period mystery on a version of the Titanic so pedantically recreated it’s actually a little bit concerning.
Titanic: Honor And Glory will also have a ‘simulation’ mode where players can try driving the Titanic for themselves (hint: look out for icebergs) and a multiplayer mode which they don’t quite seem to have figured out yet, but ideally would let you race Titanics.
No word yet on whether the game will have some kind of challenge to see whether you can fit 2 people on a wooden door clearly wide enough for 2 people, but maybe if they get enough money they’ll throw that in.
Source: Titanic: Honor And Glory.