Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:30pm 24/01/18 | 0 Comments
Which, admittedly is a little weird. In that the project is being touted as a 'Unique Investment Opportunity' over at StartEngine Capital. Also the version of Roller Coaster Tycoon for Nintendo Switch seems to be based on RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch, a mobile release from 2017. As it will come from the same development studio.
Early in 2017, Atari unveiled the newest entry into the franchise -- RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch. This free-to-play 3D simulation game for iOS and Android was an instant success, skyrocketing to the top of the app stores after worldwide launch featuring by Apple and Google Play. With more than 12 million downloads since launch and praise from gamers and critics alike, the classic gameplay proved to be a natural fit for touchscreen devices, making it easier than ever for gamers to flex their imaginations.
The unmitigated success of the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise made the opportunity clear for Atari Game Partners: deliver the first RollerCoaster Tycoon game for the Nintendo Switch. The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise needs to be put in the hands of even more gamers and developed for the new and innovative Nintendo Switch! RollerCoaster Tycoon on Nintendo Switch will be an all-new game made specifically for Switch with exclusive features.
So yeah, as you can imagine it's a weird investment focused pitch video.
The funding goal for the project is set at $1.07 million. You can check out the investment funding page for the project here. As per the details it seems that the game is in the pre-alpha stage of development with a targeted release window of this year. Which kind of makes you think that, as opposed to being a brand-new title for the Switch, it will instead be modeled after the free-to-play mobile version.