Rollercoaster Tycoon showing a theme park.

Atari to crowdfund the next Rollercoaster Tycoon on Switch

Would you become an investor in the next RollerCoaster Tycoon game for the Nintendo Switch?

I awoke this morning to an interesting email from Atari Game Partners, seemingly offering an investment opportunity for a new game.

Once my natural skepticism had verified the email to be authentic, I couldn’t help but look into it further. This is a pretty unique opportunity for game fans, or anyone looking to potentially make some money back on what should surely be a pretty safe bet.

RollerCoaster Tycoon for the Nintendo Switch will be the latest entry in one of the best loved gaming sim franchises. Created by Chris Sawyer, RollerCoaster Tycoon is among the most recognisable gaming franchises to sim fans the world over. Now we, the gaming public, have the opportunity to not only help in ensuring the release of the first ever RollerCoaster Tycoon game for the Nintendo Switch. But to potentially make some money out of it at the same time. It’s not every day we get an offer like that.

As the Atari information site confirms – “Invest any amount into the campaign (with $250 as a minimum), and earn your pro rata share of 50% of profits until you made 120% of your original investment; after which you’ll earn your pro rata share of 25% of profits until 18 months after the worldwide launch of the game, or the earlier termination of our license to market and sell the game! The percentages are subject to pro rata decreases in the event we raise less than the $2,000,000 we are seeking to raise in this Offering and in the offering under Regulation D 506(c) in which we anticipate engaging. See the Offering Details in the document below for a complete set of terms.”

In addition to just helping to fund (and make money back on) your investment can also gain you a few additional perks, if you have enough spare cash laying around that is. The perks available to those with deeper pockets are as follows:

“- All investors: Atari Game Partners will host an Investors’ site online, and you will have the option to have your name listed on that page;
– At least $750: Investor perk as outlined above, and a discount of 25% off the street price of the game at launch valid for a purchase of 1 unit of RollerCoaster Tycoon Nintendo Switch;
– At least $1,500: Both of the above Investor perks, and one free copy of the regular edition of the book “The Art of Atari”!
*All perks occur after the offering is completed”

It all sounds quite interesting and as a huge RollerCoaster Tycoon fan myself, I’m pretty sure I’ll be throwing some cash at this project. Just, for the love of god, no-one tell my wife, ha!

To find out more about the opportunity and the potential risk/reward situation of investment, be sure to visit the Atari Game Partners StartEngine Page.

Written by Stuart McLean

Self confessed technology addict. iOS software developer, avid gamer and living embodiment of too much to do, not enough time. Insert something nice about spending time with wife and family in the "real world" blah, blah, blah.