Theme Park Studio Announced

We haven’t really seen any recent games that have attempted to dethrone the king of park simulators, Theme Park, but that’s all about to change. Thanks to crowd-funding from the increasingly popular Kickstarter, Pantera Entertainment have announced that their advanced theme park and roller coaster simulator for PC is all set make a big splash if it can get the support it needs. The game has already been in development for several months and if the Kickstarter works as planned, they hope to launch this fall.

Theme Park Studio will feature an powerful set of tools that allow players to build and manage practically every imaginable area in theme park management. The simulator will also feature a highly extensive roller coaster editor that brings back memories of Roller Coaster Tycoon.

Theme Park Studio breaks new ground with its new custom flat rides designer, a unique tool that gives players the opportunity to design, build, and invent custom rides, or simply select from the extensive library of pre-built rides. Extensive landscaping tools, custom scenery importing, and advanced vegetation solutions that make trees, bushes and flowers react to wind and turbulence make it possible to create stunning, picturesque environments. A full particle effects editor delivers amazing and realistic visuals, and full 3D stereoscopic support lets you experience your rides in eye-popping 3D. When your park is complete, open the gates and watch guests tour your park and enjoy the coasters and rides.

“It began as a project we wanted to build for the community, especially now that the future of other theme park franchises is in doubt,” says Steve Fielding, president of Pantera Entertainment. “Our idea was to integrate our tools and technology into one massively powerful theme park creator that gives fans unprecedented control of their designs and creations. We had a great engine and a sophisticated set of tools we had been using for internal development, and we love designing roller coasters and theme parks, so this was a great way to release a product that packs a real punch technologically.” The Season Pass recently covered the simulation on their podcast, which can be found here.

As an avid Theme Park and Roller Coaster Tycoon fan, I’m really excited about this one. How about you guys?