Atari Crowdfunding a New RollerCoaster Tycoon Game for Nintendo Switch


Atari has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to bring the RollerCoaster Tycoon series to the Nintendo Switch.

The company is looking to raise between $10,000 and $1.07 million to bring a new game in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series to the hybrid console.

RollerCoaster Tycoon for Switch is being positioned as an entirely new game in the series tailor made for the handheld. The goal is to make full use of its docked and portable features, and will have exclusive features developed by Nvizzio Creations, the folks behind RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch.

Here’s the full details on the Switch version, via its StartEngine page:

The kind of addictive gameplay embodied by the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise is a perfect match for the Nintendo Switch, which is why we’ve selected this console as the landing spot for the newest entry into the franchise. But, to understand the true potential here, you also need to understand the accelerating popularity of Nintendo’s game-changing new console.

Nintendo is estimating that it will have sold over 14 million Nintendo Switch consoles by the end of its fiscal year in March 2018. The popularity of the Switch has caused Nintendo to revise its revenue forecasts for the current fiscal year to $1.06 billion, up almost double from what it projected at the outset. This has driven Nintendo’s stock up nearly 75% in 2017, and is also driving Nintendo’s current estimates for over 50 million Switch games having been sold by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2018.

RollerCoaster Tycoon and Nintendo Switch: The Perfect Fit

The unique properties of the Switch — which combines standard console functionality with mobile capability — make it a natural home for a franchise like RollerCoaster Tycoon. We can only imagine how much gamers will enjoy building their own theme parks on Nintendo’s wildly popular console.

Some of the upcoming key features include:

  • Multiple Scenarios – Complete tricky objectives with specific time limits and other constraints.
  • Sandbox Mode with Various Landscapes – Create the park of your dreams with unlimited time and unlimited resources.
  • Tycoon Career Mode – Expand your park and grow your Amusement Empire.

In the months ahead, this Switch version of RollerCoaster Tycoon will begin development, and your investment can make it possible!



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  1. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    January 24, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Ill bite, but I’m still very skeptical on crowd funding projects.

    If it pulls through, hopefully whatever they make plays more like RT2 instead of the shitty mobile game.

  2. GameZard
    January 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm


  3. STARSBarry
    January 24, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    fuck a AAA publisher asking the community for money it can just stump up itself if it really wanted too, really just fuck this.

  4. tetrisdork
    January 24, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I wouldn’t consider Atari AAA. It was in the past as late as either PS2/GCN/Xbox era or PS3/360/Wii era, but all the financial screw-ups have reduced them to AA at most, maybe even single A.

  5. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 24, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Hey, here’s an idea: Why don’t you just use your own money to do that?

  6. tetrisdork
    January 24, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    *Looks at crowdfunding page*
    *looks at site campaign is hosted on*

    Apparently, this site is what Fig is doing in terms of earning money off of releases, just minus the traditional crowdfunding perks/goodies and stench of Mr. Shitface.

  7. braneman
    January 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Ehh Atari has been bought and sold to the point where it’s basically just a bundle of IPs other companies rename themselves after in order to bank off of nostalgia. The company basically just needs to die off at
    this point because they pulled a “Konami” and launched a “Social Casino” and are shifting towards things like real money gambling(according to wikipedia).
    I won’t say they’re as shady as Interplay, but these aren’t people you should trust with your money.

  8. JohnnyCageFan2
    January 24, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Nah, ’cause when it fails miserably, they’ll be out of their money.

  9. PChandler
    January 25, 2018 at 12:18 am

    What happened with the Ouya 2 a.k.a. the Atari Box? Amazing how the buzz just came-and-went, and nobody mentions it in the slightest, not even wondering about its status or to poke fun at it or anything.

  10. ProxyDoug
    January 25, 2018 at 8:07 am

    How the mighty have fallen.

  11. Captain Manboobs
    Captain Manboobs
    January 25, 2018 at 11:54 am

    >Atari is E-begging
    Holy fuck I am laughing so hard right now.

  12. Captain Manboobs
    Captain Manboobs
    January 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    RCT on the switch sounds like an awful idea. RTS/Simulator games like this really need a mouse and keyboard. I could see an argument if it was being released on the Wii U due to it’s touchpad, but the Wii U is dead. Really the switch doesn’t seem like the right fit for the game

  13. DrearierSpider
    January 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Most importantly, if they die the Blood IP can be auctioned off to a real publisher like Devolver or something.