Niche Spotlight – Parkitect

This is Niche Spotlight. In this column, we regularly introduce new games to our fans, so please leave feedback and let us know if there’s a game you want us to cover!

Today’s Spotlight is Parkitect, a theme park management sim by Texel Raptor that recently released from Early Access.

Parkitect is inspired by many of the classic park tycoon games of the ’90s and early 2000s, and gives you the freedom to design, build, and manage your own theme park. The game features 26 scenarios designed to put your management skills to the test as you are faced with overcoming specific challenges.

Of course, like in any park management game, the real draw is unleashing your creativity in the sandbox mode and random maps. Parkitect also has full Steam Workshop support already. You can check out the launch trailer above.

Parkitect is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store for $29.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


Welcome to Parkitect, where you build and manage the theme parks of your dreams. Construct your own coasters, design an efficiently operating park that fully immerses your guests in its theming and play through the campaign.

  • Build – Create the perfect park for your guests! Deform the terrain, place water, build structures! With a huge selection of deco objects from various themes you can design your park however you want. And for more you can get custom scenery from the Steam Workshop or mod in your own!
    Top off that park with your very own roller coaster! Design it yourself or choose from a number of exciting designs. Spinning, looping, launching, flying – with over 70 of the worlds most popular types of theme park rides you’ll always be able to surprise your guests.
  • Manage – Building is only half of the challenge! You’ll need to keep an eye on the finances and guest satisfaction to stay on top, and for the first time in a theme park game the “behind the scenes” parts of your park have a meaning too! Route resources to your various shops without annoying your guests and keep the staff areas out of the public eye for the perfect immersive experience.
  • Play – Build your way through a challenging campaign! 26 scenarios with unique settings will put your theme park management and coaster designing skills to the test. And there’s always more – download scenarios created by the community from Steam Workshop or design your own with the scenario editor. With the landscape generator you’ll create your own unique setting in no time. And if you’re more of a creative player there’s the sandbox mode!

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Frank Streva

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