Zynga’s CoasterVille game launches online today

Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:00 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Forget roller coaster tycooning, Zynga has worked hard to release its own take on the theme-park simulator, and it gives players the chance to make their own most magical place on Earth. The game is CoasterVille, which goes live later today, and it’s an homage to the beloved theme-park-building genre founded by the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:02 AM

Dave Bowers should put ads on his Web site today.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:25 AM

Obligatory reminder that Zynga is an evil, horrible company and should not be supported, regardless of whether or not they've released/copied/stolen a game idea that might otherwise be relevant to your interests.

Last edited by BBSpeed26, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:25 AM
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:59 AM

Yeah, they do not gave a good reputation, especially among software developers.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:19 PM

I have to admit that my wife sucked me into Farmville for a while, then it got so heavily layered that it wouldn't load at all. That ended that.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:32 PM

Not a fan of the cartoonish aesthetic anyway.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:43 PM

Follow up: obligatory reminder that GOG and Amazon both do sales on RCT2 Triple Thrill Pack (original game + all expansions) as a digital download which means you can get the game for like $3. Right now it's $10, but it's worth it. I can vouch that at least the GOG version runs flawlessly on W7 x64, and it is just as enjoyable now as it was 10 years ago.

Basically if you're hankering for some 2D theme park action, RCT2 is still the best way to go. Sorry in advance about your post-install productivity.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 2:36 AM

I really really miss RCT2. I refuse to buy and install Windows onto my Mac just for one game.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 8:26 AM

LostKause said:

I really really miss RCT2. I refuse to buy and install Windows onto my Mac just for one game.

http://www.winehq.org/about/

Essentially, you can make applications for Mac that mimic the file structure of Windows, so you can run exe files off of them. Therefore, you could run your PC games off your Mac...

Youtube tutorials. There's lots, and it's kind of tricky to set up initially

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 9:39 AM

I doubt very much that will work.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 1:57 PM

Jeff said:

I doubt very much that will work.

I got it working for RCT1 on my mac. Haven't attempted expansions, since it'd have to be installed within the same app... the tutorial I was following got too complicated

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