Atari Launches Crowd-Investing Campaign To Bring RollerCoaster Tycoon To Switch

by Imran Khan on Jan 23, 2018 at 09:26 PM

Atari announced a crowdfunding campaign to bring a new RollerCoaster Tycoon game to the Switch.

The campaign promises a new game in the rollercoaster management simulation series to be developed by creators of the free-to-play mobile game, RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch. What makes this particular campaign notable is that Atari is positioning it as an investment campaign, with investors receiving a revenue share.

Atari also promises that investors into the game get backer updates and possibly future information about Atari projects, fairly standard crowdfunding fair.

The publisher is seeking an ultimate goal of $1.07 million, but the flexible nature of the campaign make it so $10,000 will allow the project to go forward. The minimum investment is $250, however, so fans will have to front the cash to make a return. The campaign has launched from the crowdfunding site Start Engine and will end in 90 days.

[Source: RollerCoaster Tycoon Switch Campaign]


Our Take
The minimum bid makes this a difficult bite for fans, but I can see a number of investors who only tangentially care about the game getting in there.