Atari Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Bring RollerCoaster Tycoon To Nintendo Switch

  • Atari Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Bring RollerCoaster Tycoon To Nintendo Switch

Atari Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Bring RollerCoaster Tycoon To Nintendo Switch

The campaign is on the StartEngine platform, where Atari is seeking between $10,000 and $1.07 million. In that the project is being touted as a "Unique Investment Opportunity" over at StartEngine Capital. AGP are now looking to bring a new Rollercoaster Tycoon title to the Nintendo Switch, and are taking to crowdfunding site StartEngine for financial backing.

Judging from the campaign page, it seems likely that the Switch version of RollerCoaster Tycoon would be heavily inspired by the gameplay featured in Nvizzio Creation's free-to-play mobile title.

With buy-ins starting at $US250 ($312), would-be participants are being promised "pro rata share of 50% of profits" until they make 120 per cent of their investment back, and then 25 per cent of profits for the following 18 months after the game is officially launched.

"At Atari Game Partners, we're confident in the incredible potential for the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise on the Nintendo Switch".

It will also offer Multiple Scenarios which will include tricky objectives with specific time limits and other constraints, Sandbox Mode with various Landscapes in which the players can create the park of their dreams with unlimited time and unlimited resources and, Tycoon Career Mode which allows the player to expand their park and build their Amusement Empire. The game has been a favorite among the players since its release on PC in 1999.

Or, to be strictly accurate, it's Atari Game Partners, a subsidiary of Atari, who are offering fans/players/investors the chance to participate in the financing of a Nintendo Switch edition of RollerCoaster Tycoon, via the StartEngine platform. Although the series was originally helmed by Chris Sawyer, the third game was actually developed by Frontier Developments, who ended up sueing Atari for unpaid royalties a year ago, accusing the company of lying about how much the game sold when it came out back in 2004. Nvizzio previously worked on the series when Atari hired the studio to fix the much maligned RollerCoaster Tycoon World in 2016.