My Dream Game: The Tycoon

January 5, 2011

I’ve been playing Starcraft 2 a little this christmas. It wasn’t dead serious 1v1 which really is my favorite but I’ve played 2v2 with some friends and I actually played the campaign a bit and it was pretty fun! Usually I never play the campaign on RTS games but this one I liked. I even bought it to my little brother and he seems to like it.

But it’s funny - yesterday when I went down to check on him he was playing Rollercoaster Tycoon 3! Jagged but fine illustration of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

One of my absolute favourite games (the whole series in fact) and that got me all nostalgic again. Tycoon games are so good; SimCity, Theme Hospital, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Evil Genius and more! I’m not surprised to see him playing this old game, I replay these games myself from time to time. I’m almost through Theme Hospital for the fifth time or something. You just don’t seem to get tired of them you know.

Of course I’d like to make my own tycoon game. Not entirely unlike Jonas IceCream Stand but with actual building of course. I wonder how it’d look like though.

evil genius’ traps/base planning + rollercoasters + theme hospital’s hilarity + simcity’s economy = ?

The best of the best games should make something good. That’s only a theory though…


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