I feel like I should apologise for the sarcasm in the headline because there aren’t that many Rollercoaster Tycoon/Theme Park alikes out there compared to, say, modern-day shooters, but… well…
Either way, it seems like Adventure Park – a forthcoming rollercoaster-’em-up from German dev b-alive – is wearing its inspirations on its sleeve. You take control of a theme park, either in campaign mode or on a free map, and then manage the hell out of it. You know what to expect: place rides, put down concession stands, hire workers, decorate everything, and build rollercoasters (although here, you can do that with a grid-free design system, which sounds intriguing).
Truthfully, Adventure Park looks rather neat, and I wouldn’t object to a modern update of the old park-building classics. We’ll try to find the time to have a look at some preview code of it soon.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.