Atari wants you to crowdfund RollerCoaster Tycoon

Atari wants RollerCoaster Tycoon on Switch but they want you to fund it.

Atari are looking for between $10,000 to $1.07 million to make a brand new RollerCoaster Tycoon specifically for the Nintendo Switch from developer Nvizzio Creations, the minds behind RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch on mobile devices. The game will feature multiple scenarios as you’d expect from the series where the player will have to build a park with various objectives and constraints. There will also be Sandbox mode and perhaps more interestingly a Career mode which unfortunately has very little details at this time. So that’s all we know about the game so far but what are Atari giving you in return for your investment?

Well any investment will get your name listed on an investors site but things get more interesting/expensive from here. Anyone that invests $250 or more will earn a share of the profit, this is where it gets complicated, 50% of profits will be shared between investors until you have received 120% of your investment back. After that stage you’ll share 25% of profits until 18 months after release. Investors that put down $750 will receive a whopping 25% discount on the game (cannot emphasise sarcasm enough). Finally anyone who puts down $1500 will receive a free copy of “The Art of Atari” book. You can check out the pitch video below.

So what do you think of the idea of RollerCoaster Tycoon on Switch? Are you going to invest? Let us know in the comments below.


2 thoughts on “Atari wants you to crowdfund RollerCoaster Tycoon”

  1. Yeah, no thanks. I would love to see a park simulation come to console (not really from Atari; apparently their later efforts weren’t very good), but asking us to foot the bill for the possibility of a mobile port (and funding goodness knows what else) just isn’t on! Back of the queue, Atari!

    Having said that, I have my fingers crossed that this (and that Jurassic World game that Frontier’s developing being successful) prompts Frontier to port Planet Coaster to consoles, let alone the Switch.

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