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RollerCoaster Tycoon’s original creator launching RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 on mobile

by Joey Davidson | March 3, 2016March 3, 2016 8:11 am PDT

RollerCoaster Tycoon is one of the best theme park simulation games ever made. It was, genuinely, a genre definer.

In an extensive (and awesome) interview with Eurogamer, the creator of RollerCoaster Tycoon announced some special news for the mobile gaming world. Chris Sawer and his Origin8 studio are developing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 for mobile.

Here’s Sawyer in a single answer within the interview.

“My “pet project” at the moment is an ambition to bring my old PC game RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 to modern mobile and tablet platforms – not an easy task given that the original game was written in low-level x86 assembler code which only works on the PC. But with the success of Transport Tycoon on mobile and with the experience and willingness of the small team from Origin8 to continue working for me it was looking a lot more feasible, so they’re working with me to create a very faithful conversion of the original PC game.

I think as the newer versions of RollerCoaster Tycoon have moved on in terms of style and gameplay there’s now a gap in the market for the original “classic” version of the game with its unique graphical style and more simplistic gameplay, and the success of Transport Tycoon has shown how well the mobile and tablet touch-screen interface suits this style of game. For me personally it’s a very exciting project and I’m very much looking forward to getting it finished and seeing it published.”

They don’t announce a release date for the mobile version of this much loved sequel, just that they’re working on it. I can’t wait.

Eurogamer

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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