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.
I just bought RCT2 during a Steam sale a few weeks ago. I still prefer it to RCT3. I did like the ride cam in RCT3 though, so add that into RCT2 along with newer rides, and it would be the perfect game. TPS seems to come close to that and maybe the game in this topic.Last edited by Thabto, Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:13 AM
TPS does not appeal to me... If I want a fun-to-play game, I start up RCT2... If I want realism and detail, No Limits 2.... TPS is some weird hybrid child that looks too complex to be fun and lacks the realism for the simulator fans out there.
I don't know... I will for sure try the demo if/when it comes out... But I just don't expect to enjoy it as much as NL2/RCT2.Last edited by SteveWoA, Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:35 AM
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Theme Park Studio
So if one of these games (this or RCT4 or both) turns out to be fun and catch on, do we get an exchange up and running again here?
Absolutely. I'm down with that.
$17k to go with 20 days left. They've got a good shot at hitting it.
Looks like they're just under $700 away from getting funded, with 11 days to go...
Funded! Hopefully we're all playing this in a year...
Between this and RCT World, it looks like we'll finally have something to play around with next year.
I mean, they both can't suck, right?
I feel like these guys could make a better game, provided that they can deliver it on time. Atari, on the other hand, could ship early and still suck.
I'm also looking forward to Theme Park Studio. I'm more of a builder than a player, but that all give me hope.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Wow. There are three theme park sims coming out soon. It's a good time to be a fan of RCT.
Remember the abysmal "Theme Park" game by Bullfrog? People could choose between that and RCT back in my day. :)
So this ended up getting funded easily. They ended up at something like 127% of their goal.
How many of you guys got in on it?
I did the $40 level. I don't mind that for good software. I give enormous credit to these guys for doing this on their own.
I did after reading this topic.
They're doing some cool stuff. The latest update shows some of the hill customization.
Nice to know I can do both big, rounded smooth B&M camelbacks or classic Arrow Magnum-style triangle hills.
Just looking at Gonch's hills made me realize how much trackage is bent in the B&M. The Arrow-looking ride only has three bent sections, and they're fairly short. Well, my neck and back already knew...
But it just clearly shows how pretty much every foot of B&M track involves more than just "straight steel track." Glad they evolved past their stand-ups, LOL...
You know, that is an interesting observation. I wonder if Arrow's use of straight track on hills, loops and drops was because it was easier to manufacture than constantly curving sections.
I seem to recall that Arrow had its own pipe bending equipment, but I doubt it was computer controlled. Fun fact: B&M pipes are bent overseas and shipped to Batavia, Ohio, where the track is fabricated.
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