Theme Park Studio moves forward with the help of funding
Posted On 14th April 2013
Already in development for several months, the upcoming Theme Park Studio simulation game has generated excitement and acclaim among fans of the genre. Pantera will launch a crowd funding campaign via Kickstarter with the goal of releasing the title this Autumn.
Theme Park Studio is a powerful set of tools that allows players to build amazing theme parks of their own design. The simulator includes a robust coaster editor that is both easy to use and flexible, allowing rails to be bent, twisted, and shaped into almost any design imaginable. With brakes, accelerators, tunnels, and custom mesh, there is virtually no limit to what players can come up with. Prefabricated templates also provide the ease of click-and-drop designs.
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.
Steve Fielding, president of Pantera Entertainment comments;
“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.
“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.”
Early response to Theme Park Studio has been extremely positive. George Taylor of Micechat.com says ” Theme Park Studio should make a lot of the Roller Coaster Tycoon fans very happy as well as breathing new life into the theme park and roller coaster sim market.” whilst Orlando Attractions Magazine says, “For all the people who want to be an Imagineer, this is the game for you.”
Pantera has extensive experience creating theme park and roller coaster simulators, with a portfolio that includes one of the most advanced roller coaster designers ever created, Hyper Rails, as well as Roller Coaster Factory, 3D Roller Coaster Designer and 3D Snowboard Resort Designer on PC, and Six Flags Fun Park for the Wii.
The Kickstarter campaign launches today at: Ultimate Theme Park Kickstarter. Rewards range from themed wallpaper for a $5.00 (£3.25) “Park Guest” contribution up to $5,000 (£3260) “Executive Producer” level, which includes a stay at the Disneyland Hotel and invitation to the Theme Park Studio wrap party, among other perks.
“We’re getting great feedback as word has spread about Theme Park Studio, and it’s really exciting,
“Crowd funding will enable us to produce a complete product with the features that people have been asking for, such as pre-built ride libraries, and get it to market much more quickly.”
Airgates is looking forward to the release of the most advanced game of its type for a decade – and is sure to turn the theme park simulation market on its head.