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Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:56 am
by Katherine
Theme Park Studio released a few weeks ago on Steam, the alpha version which has very little features, includes a handful of flat rides, terraforming, path-work and some scenery items, for the price of £22.99. More will be added gradually, as will be updates available on Steam, and the price will increase depending on how much gets added.

Here's a couple of first look videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elPOQweKBP4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8k8z9qGJPQ

The beta should be out in a few weeks, has anyone else downloaded the alpha and had a play, what are your thoughts on the first looks of the game?

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:08 pm
by scw55
I had a few moments dabble.

The UI initially is rather overwhelming since it looks closer to a Photoshop Document than a RCT UI. So that's a culture shock. Perhaps if you're accustomed to NL it won't phase you.

I need to optimise the graphical settings since panning around feels sluggish and not good.

I need to find out how to change keybindings/controls since I don't like the default camera controls.

It looks promising. I hope the parks will be animated. Static rides look quite depressing. It's like designing an abandoned theme park.

I should probably watch the Tutorial Youtube videos too. (A more effective tutorial would be a seemlessly intergrated one which is interactive)

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:30 pm
by Tom
Been watching the development of this for some time, will probably get it to try out at some point.

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:09 pm
by Katherine
Tom-TT wrote:
Been watching the development of this for some time, will probably get it to try out at some point.

The alpha actually released on the 27th Feb, 1 month ago today, but I'm surprised not that many people knew about it because it was based on Steam and not too greatly publicised, also taking into consideration it is an alpha and not many people might download it.
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But at this stage it's worth downloading, it's at the cheapest it'll ever be at £22.99, the updates are free, however leaving the download till later, the price will increase, so it's cheaper to get it as early on as possible.

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:21 pm
by Fish777
when all the updates are done, do you get the full version at the end?

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:25 pm
by Katherine
Therideman11 wrote:
when all the updates are done, do you get the full version at the end?

I'm pretty sure you do yeah, but I was talking to someone who was a tester before the game came out, even to non testers, buying it earlier works out cheaper as you already have the bulk of it installed, just smaller updates come as they get completed, but as each one comes out, it gets added to the main download and the price increases.

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:32 pm
by Danny
Unless it's been quoted from the makers themselves it's probably not best to confirm it yet

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:23 pm
by Katherine
Most likely, but that's what I heard from a tester. :P

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:35 pm
by Burniel
Is there a set date for it to come out as a full game?

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:17 pm
by Katherine
Ilovecoasters wrote:
Is there a set date for it to come out as a full game?

I'm not entirely sure about this, don't think there is one atm

Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:23 pm
by Dr.Kelham
The only guaranteed way of getting the final came and being able to get it at its lowest price is by backing the game on their website for about £18 depending on exchange rate

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:12 pm
by Dr.Kelham
Just to add on what I was saying last night regarding TPS, upon visiting the TPS website their is a but now option which will take you to the different kick starter options they have. I purchased the gold edition for $30 or £18.60. With this I have a pre release steam key and I also get the final product at the end. Unfortunately haven't had the time yet to look at it but will do tomorrow :)

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:52 pm
by Alex
TPS is currently on offer on the Steam store up until the 23rd May. The price has dropped down to £15.17 and now stage 2 has been released you can create flat rides.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/254590/

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 9:05 am
by stealthsmiler
I found it quite confusing and will take a while to get used to. I also think there needs to be a better tutorial. But it looks like it is going to be brilliant.

Re: Theme Park Studio Release

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:51 am
by Coasterfan312
I thought the release method of TPS is awful. I kickstarted the project, which said I'd get 'access to private alpha (or beta, I forget) testing', which was just abandoned and everyone got to play it. They also did not mention that it would be released in stages until it was on Steam after the Kickstarter, so despite paying for it already with a given release date, we had to (and still have to) wait before we can get the game we actually wanted. You can't have a rollercoaster game without rollercoasters.

As far as the game goes, it does look like, when done, it'll be rather enjoyable. Smoothness of the coaster track is somewhere between NoLimits 1 and RCT3, but it's acceptable with all the other features.