Atari open million-dollar crowdfunding campaign for Rollercoaster Tycoon on Switch

Ticket to ride starts at $250

Atari Game Partners, a subsidiary of Atari, are a group assigned to its parent’s back catalogue of IPs, responsible for the relaunch or re-release of Atari brands past. AGP are currently looking to bring a new Rollercoaster Tycoon title to the Nintendo Switch, and are taking to crowdfunding site StartEngine for financial backing.

The team are looking for between $10,000 and $1.7 million for the project, with a minimum investor pledge of $250. This ain’t Indivisible. Your investment entitles you to a pro-rata share of 50% of the game’s profits until you meet 120% of your investment total, then 25% thereafter for 18 months after release, or the early termination of AGP’s licence to sell the product. If you invest $750, you get the same deal, plus 25% off of a single copy of the game. Yep. A $1,500 investment will also get you, Ted DiBiase, a copy of The Art of Atari book.

The game will be developed by Nvizzio Creations, responsible for 2016’s critically-mauled Rollercoaster Tycoon World. The new Switch release will contain the franchise’s familiar sandbox creation tools, along with a career mode, and multiple scenarios, requiring conundrums to be solved against a time limit.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the investment opportunity, and the current fan feedback to the project, can find more information at the official StartEngine page. The campaign’s pitch video can be viewed below.

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