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Theme Park Studio is a simulation game, loaded with tools that allow players to design, create, & experience amusement parks and rides.
1,885 backers pledged $101,433 to help bring this project to life.

Theme Park Studio Update! Announcements And Custom Ride Requests

Posted by Pantera Entertainment (Creator)

Hello Backers, 

 First, we would like to give a shout out to another Kickstarter project. These guys helped us through our Kickstarter, so we would like to return the favor. Brent Young from Season Pass has a very interesting project aimed at preserving the Walt Disney birthplace. You can check it out here: 

The past couple weeks have been spent polishing and refining. For the most part, we have put a freeze on new features in order to focus on getting a build together for our backers. Much of our time has been spent testing, working on intuitive controls, and creating new helper functions that make the construction process as easy as possible. Our goal has been to not only provide a powerful set of tools, but to provide an easy to use environment that will make the title accessible to enthusiasts and casual gamers. 

Over the next couple weeks we will continue to polish until the focus group testing shows it is ready for the 'Early Edition' release. We are pushing for late December, but it is still hard to say for sure. As mentioned in the last update, it could get bumped to January. One thing is for sure, when we do release, the build needs to be solid and our focus testing will determine that state. Going the extra mile is more important to ensure a successful launch. Please keep in mind, as we mentioned in the last update, the 'Early Edition' is only a partial release to give our backers a build they can use to start creating environments, importing assets, etc.... Additional modules like coaster construction and flat ride animators will be released in phases as modules are polished. Final gold master release is still scheduled for next year, with the exact date collectively determined by our backers through our 'Early Edition' program..... coming very soon!! In the meantime, here are some custom ride requests we have fulfilled as part of our Kickstarter rewards.

Theme Park Studio Team


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      CP_RideOp on

      Looking at "Barn Storm" will we be able to design the queues for guests? Like similar to a real amusement park?

    2. Pantera Entertainment Creator on

      Focus groups are meetings with top tier backers to test and discuss necessary modifications to the product. It is not the beta program. Early Edition is a program that will allow backers to start reviewing the product before it reaches beta. It will only include some features, with additional features released as they are completed and polished.

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      Philip Grainger on

      I'm confused between what you mean when you say 'focus group' and 'early edition' as these are different terms then used within the pledge levels. I am assuming that 'focus group' = 'closed beta' and 'early edition = 'early bird special', but could you please confirm?

    4. Paul Yarwood on

      Thanks for the update guys. I'm so excited about this project and I'm pleased that I backed you. I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished product! Keep up the good work.

    5. Dan Swartz on

      BEAUTIFUL Century Flyer train. Will certainly be a favorite of mine!

    6. Carlo Zayne on

      Sounds great! I'm not in a hurry so as long as the updates keep coming. Thanks!

    7. William C Crawford on

      Looks like things are going well! I'm glad you're committed to producing a quality system, and not just slapping something together. While I'm sure everyone here is anxious to get their hands on it, it'll be better for everyone involved that you take what time you need. I suspect most people will agree with that decision.

    8. Noel B on

      Nice, the barn is done :) what is it? well it was a great ride when I was a kid :) Your welcome fan base !