Another day another deal, and this one is particularly exciting for fans of construction and management simulation games.
Planet Coaster, the amusement park tycoon simulator, is currently available on the Humble Bundle store for the staggeringly low price of £7.19 for the next 48 hours. That’s a whopping 76% saving on the usual asking price of £29.99, which is what the game is currently retailing at over on the Steam store.
Planet Coaster is both developed and published by Frontier Developments who previously worked on similar titles Thrillville, Thrillville: Off the Rails, Zoo Tycoon, and RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. In fact, Planet Coaster acts as a spiritual successor to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.
The game features three modes; Career Mode, Sandbox Mode, and Challenge Mode. In Career Mode, players take the position of theme park manager and are tasked with completing a set of objectives in an existing theme park to progress, whereas Sandbox Mode drops you into an empty plot of land and lets you construct your theme park from the ground up. The final mode, Challenge Mode, offers the same kind of experience as Sandbox Mode with increased difficulty. Sandbox Mode is most definitely where you will get the most enjoyment out of the game – everybody likes building something from scratch and watching it flourish.
The official “About” section for the game over on Steam reads:
Piece-by-Piece Construction: Planet Coaster makes a designer out of everyone. Lay paths, build scenery, customize rides and make everything in your park unique with piece-by-piece construction and over a thousand unique building components.
Landscape Sculpting: Play with nature and reshape the land beneath your feet. Sculpt the landscape to raise mountains, form lakes, dig caverns and even build islands in the sky, then weave coasters through your park above ground and below.
Total Authenticity: Recreate your favourite rides or leave the real world at the door. However you love to play, the most realistic rides and most realistic reactions from your guests make Planet Coaster the most authentic simulation ever.
Simulation Evolved: The deepest park simulation in gaming history rewards your skills and makes management fun. Control every aspect of your guests’ experience and watch as Planet Coaster’s world reacts to your choices in an instant.
A Living World: Every park guest is an expressive individual who thinks, feels and explores your park with their own interests and desires. Together Planet Coaster’s guests will tell you at a glance just how well your park is run.
Park Management: You’re the boss with accessible controls that make management fun. Test your skills in a campaign of creative scenarios, or just build for fun and tweak your parks to surprise, delight and thrill your guests.
The game also makes full use of the Steam Workshop, allowing players to trade scenery, rollercoasters, or even entire theme parks with other players around the world.
Upon its release back in November 2016, Planet Coaster got a great reception, averaging 8 or 9 out of 10 across the board. If you’re a fan of this type of game then I strongly suggest you give it a go (especially at this price), but act fast, the game is only on sale until 6PM GMT/1PM EST/10AM PST on Friday 18th January. As always, please remember to check the games technical requirements before buying.