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To clarify, we don't know if he left left. He simply said he's not done anything for the THG project for the least year or so (despite one of the April updates has him claiming that as soon as lockdown ended he'd be working 24/7 to find an investor.)
He hasn't left the THG project.

I just looked at the THG website in the Team Page and then in the Crew Page. Tom's image and his position in the company is still up there. Besides if he had left, it would've been announced on their social media pages.

I wouldn't worry about the lack of updates. It's happened a few times before, and when updates do come they announce they've still been working away, contrary to what a lot of you people out there may think.
 

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He hasn't left the THG project.

I just looked at the THG website in the Team Page and then in the Crew Page. Tom's image and his position in the company is still up there. Besides if he had left, it would've been announced on their social media pages.

I wouldn't worry about the lack of updates. It's happened a few times before, and when updates do come they announce they've still been working away, contrary to what a lot of you people out there may think.
I don't hate the project, I mean, who wouldn't want to wander Titanic, every inch of her, to their heart's content?
There's just been issues with the game for years.
Also we don't know what the heck Tom is doing.
 

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I don't hate the project, I mean, who wouldn't want to wander Titanic, every inch of her, to their heart's content?
There's just been issues with the game for years.
Also we don't know what the heck Tom is doing.
Looking at his personal channel, Part Time Explorer, whatever he dang well pleases that has nothing to do with the game.
 
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I understand where you are coming from - I feel similarly. A couple of basic points:
1. They are making an announcement this weekend as it happens (YouTube live stream), in their words: "A bunch of updates on the status of the game, our new direction, and insight into what's been happening" I am hoping that the "new direction" is that they will follow the general consensus and drop the elaborate fictional game concept and refocus on simply building the ship - that is what most if not all of the backers are really wanting.
2. Have you tried their "test game" Britannic: Patroness of the Mediterranean on Steam? It is a "virtual museum" experience. Water physics are basic at best, but I found the experience very immersive and I sincerely hope the direction the main game will now take.

I imagine this is the route the game is going now but it makes me very sad. I’ve been following the game since 2011 and donated money waaaay back to it. I was hoping for a Titanic: Adventure Out of Time style game when I donated, which is what it was practically described as. The fact this game was on a historically accurate, detailed version of the ship full of interesting factual information, historical NPCs and a full access tour mode made it too good to be true... but I was still excited for the game aspect. It will be great to explore the ship (assuming this still gets released) but it won’t give me the immersive experience I would have liked which will be disappointing after a decade of waiting and hoping for it. That’s just me though I guess.

We will have to wait and see what’s happening with regards their new direction and this legal business though.
 
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So, today they plan to do the livestream they promised in February. The inner cynic in me is thinking that it'll be more, "Promises of change, but no concrete plan laid out," Though I'm hoping it'll have more to say than that.

I'm also hoping it's not just shoving all the blame they can on Tom and washing their hands of it. He's got an ego, and I don't like him as much as I did back in 2016-2019, but he's not the sole reason it's taken 10 years. While all of the feature creep may have been his idea, Matt and Kyle had the ability to say, "No, let's keep things focused on what can be done."
 

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After watching the stream: Not as bad as I feared, but I'm still cautious. They've acknowledged the criticisms they received, and did _not_ throw Tom under the bus. That's a first important step.

There's a break down for what the game will have: Guided tour, Sinking, Narrative of some kind (though not to the extent that the original story was going to be), and an unspecific "And more!" No timeline (that I saw) for when they expect the Alpha to be ready, but they've announced another stream on the 24th to flesh out what the alpha is expected to contain.

Didn't watch past the pre vis, so I don't know if there was anything else I missed
 
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I saw yesterday on the Titanic-Voyage RPG that Tom, or someone claiming to be Tom, setting up an "event" to get people to donate to THG. I didn't notice if it said where to go if you actually did want to donate, and I admit to being more amused by another "event" that "Mr. John Philips, Wireless Operator" set up to get people to gather in the potato storage room on E-deck. Other than that and this forum thread, I have no idea what happened between Tom and the others.

Does anyone happen to know if THG is doing their yearly Youtube livestream of the sinking in real time this year? I haven't seen an announcement for anything on their Youtube channel.
 

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I saw yesterday on the Titanic-Voyage RPG that Tom, or someone claiming to be Tom, setting up an "event" to get people to donate to THG. I didn't notice if it said where to go if you actually did want to donate, and I admit to being more amused by another "event" that "Mr. John Philips, Wireless Operator" set up to get people to gather in the potato storage room on E-deck. Other than that and this forum thread, I have no idea what happened between Tom and the others.

Does anyone happen to know if THG is doing their yearly Youtube livestream of the sinking in real time this year? I haven't seen an announcement for anything on their Youtube channel.
THG isn't, but Tom is on his personal channel, and is apparently having the authors of On a Sea of Glass co-hosting it.

The official story is that Tom parted amicably because of getting married, having a life outside of THG and wanting to do other things. However, prior to the livestream on the 10th, no one really knew anything other than Tom was out, had been out for a while, and that the February stream was delayed pending some unspecified "legal matters," which led to rumours that Tom was ousted and suing the company over it. And of course, in true THG fashion, the team never just plainly said what was going on, allowing rumours to fester, mixed in with some truths about people having bad experiences with Tom in the past.
 

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I saw yesterday on the Titanic-Voyage RPG that Tom, or someone claiming to be Tom, setting up an "event" to get people to donate to THG. I didn't notice if it said where to go if you actually did want to donate, and I admit to being more amused by another "event" that "Mr. John Philips, Wireless Operator" set up to get people to gather in the potato storage room on E-deck. Other than that and this forum thread, I have no idea what happened between Tom and the others.

Does anyone happen to know if THG is doing their yearly Youtube livestream of the sinking in real time this year? I haven't seen an announcement for anything on their Youtube channel.
yeah, and then the Reading and Writing Room went to hell and Mr. Lightoller had to break everyone up
 

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interesting. I wonder what's he's doing now he's off the team
It sounds like he's using his channel to discuss the historical minutiae and what-not he used to do without it affecting the image of THG the game. Which you know what? I can respect that. Even with some of the issues I've had with him in the past, I don't think he's all bad, and I wish him the best! I'm eager to see how Levi's animation looks.
 
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Interested in a new animation!

Looks like they’re incorporated the evening out of the post list (which matches Thayer’s account), starboard-falling 1 and 2 funnels (which matches Lightoller’s account), and we see the ship breaking into three instead of two: One main break in front of the third funnel, and then a large fracture behind the third funnel. The final plunge happens extremely quickly, but during and after the break, the stern does cant upward (nearly vertical) and rotates slowly (which lines up with Frank Prentice’s and Thayer’s accounts).
 

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2:50:00 marks the final plunge.
Seems like they're actually doing stuff now! More videos, they've been livestreaming a lot on their Discord.
I have boxed in their newer videos
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they also have a new demo, which is a sinking demo, i the Reception Room.
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They will also be releasing parts of the ship in "phases" or something.
Have they found their groove? If they keep this up, maybe they can dig themselves out of the hole they made! I'm liking this new direction

oh, and, Tom Lynskey is not apart of the team anymore.
 

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