Game developers open Kickstarter campaign for Parkitect

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A group of Canadian game developers have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the development of a theme park simulation game.

Parkitect is a simulation game where you get to build a successful theme park! Design roller coasters, install shops and thrill rides, and top it all off with incredible scenery and dynamic landscapes. Management is key: you'll have to look after employees, resources, and park infrastructure. Fail at that and face the consequences! Unhappy cashiers might annoy guests, unhappy custodians will leave your park a mess, and unhappy ride maintenance teams will leave your guests a mess.

Visit Parkitect on Kickstarter.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:17 AM

I would think there would be some IP issues they need to skirt, but at the same time, these kinds of "tycoon" games all steal from each other. I hope they make it, because waiting for Atari to make something that doesn't suck isn't getting us anywhere.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:31 AM

"and unhappy enthusiasts will complain their butts off."

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:52 PM

It looks almost exactly like RCT. Not that that's a bad thing. If the makers of RCT sees that someone else is working on a similar game, maybe that will give them a reason to get a move on. Competition is good.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:26 PM

I wonder how much it would cost to stop the peeps from walking through each other. :)

I like the Kickstarter description for this. Tempting. I would have expected the newer RCTs to have looked like this.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:56 PM

Hmmm. $200 to include a "Lord Gonchar" in the game....

...of course, that's how much they should be paying me.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:58 PM
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:34 PM

So I take it this would be a guest that walks around taking pictures, not caring how many rides he does or doesn't get for the day, not purchasing a fast pass but not deriding anyone that does, shaking his head when he sees another guest volley with a ride host for a specific seat...sound about right?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:42 PM

You can't tell me that doesn't immediately make the game more appealing! :)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:49 PM

I want to create a guest that pulls out his ACE card every time another guest gets a fact wrong about one of the rides.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:52 PM

We all need to kick in $50 each and have them name guests after our screen names so it's like a CoasterBuzz event every time you play.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:04 PM

Looks like it could be good. But I think Theme Park Studio looks like the best. I got that on my Steam wishlist and hope it goes on sale soon.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:13 PM

Watch out for the guest named Timber Rider. Every time you build a new ride it'll complain that you didn't put it in Michigan's Adventure instead.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:30 PM

The game crashes if you build a hotel at Great Adventure.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:34 PM

Thabto said:

Looks like it could be good. But I think Theme Park Studio looks like the best. I got that on my Steam wishlist and hope it goes on sale soon.

Based on your extensive play testing, right?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:21 PM

No, I was just making a judgment based on what I saw in the videos and screenshots, just like how I do for almost every video game I buy. I'll give it a try when it comes out, no doubt. I do like simulation games. I even bought Farming Simulator and Surgeon Simulator during the last Steam sale. And I got Goat Simulator a while ago which is a good comedy game.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:55 PM

Surgeon Simulator. Seriously. That's a thing? That people do?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:57 PM

I thought about paying the money and naming a guest Bobbie1951, but I don't want to have to pay money to put first aid stands by all the kiddie coasters.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:52 PM

Sorry, you're too late. Bobbie already bought her version of the game 10 months before it is due to be released.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:57 PM

RCMAC said:

Surgeon Simulator. Seriously. That's a thing? That people do?

Actually, that's how I got my medical degree.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:41 PM

Seriously... All a company needs to do (or Atari...) is take RCT2 as-is, add more rides, a bit more customization and bam... Instant hit.

There is a reason people still play RCT2 to this day... Its a perfect game. I don't even want to think of the insane amount of hours I played in that game growing up and currently still play every so often.

Last edited by SteveWoA, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:42 PM
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