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Just came across this game over the weekend. It eschews the simulation elements of the Roller Coaster Tycoon game in favor of a more arcade experience. You actually drive the coaster and the track is laid out behind you as you go.
The campaign has you driving to collect gems, perform stunts and connect to existing pieces of tracks. There is a free-ride mode that lets you just make a coaster and then of course sit in the front seat and just enjoy the ride.
At $10 you might want to wait until it goes on sale for 50% off since its really not much more than an entertaining diversion right now. You can't even save your coasters as of now but that feature will be coming with Steam Workshop support to share your creations. My son really loves it though.
Here is an example of the kinds of crazy coasters you can make. Yes I know I go right through a tree at one point. Some objects in the environment will wreck your coaster if you crash into them but I guess trees are ok lol!
From the Steam PageAbout the Game
Roller Coaster Rampage is a fast paced, high-scoring, competitive rollercoaster simulator with destructive environments!
Players compete to perform the best manual maneuvers, collect the most gems, link to the most track sections, and gain first place on the leaderboards!
Roller Coaster Rampage revolutionizes the coaster genre by introducing on-the-fly track construction and deformation. In previous games the coaster riding experience was a passive, non-interactive experience. Roller Coaster Rampage introduces an innovative approach, and a specialized procedural coaster engine that allows players to build coasters in real-time as they ride them. Players leave behind a trail of procedurally-generated coaster tracks and supports, which then become obstacles as the player circles back. While riding players can also dynamically connect to isolated track segments like loops, cobra rolls, bat wings, and barrel rolls. With these innovative game features and engine technology players can now build coasters while enjoying a fast paced, arcade style, roller coaster racing simulator.Key features
•Campaign mode with 30 fast paced challenges of increasing difficulty.
•Build your track rails in real-time through a specialized procedural game engine.
•Perform crazy stunts like corkscrews barrel rolls, outside loops, inverted loops, and more!
•Link to existing tracks including cobra rolls, loops, helix, bat wing, inverted batwing, and more!
•Soar off mammoth jumps for an extra intense, front seat, replay experience.
•Coasters can even derail, slide, and link back to track rails again.
•Addictive gameplay with preferred and alternate paths for an extended replay experience.
•Freeride mode for simply creating wild coasters.
•AI stunt recognition. The more stunts you pull, the higher your leaderboard placement.
•When finished, take a front seat ride in your custom coaster design.
•Destructible environments provide extra points for leaderboard placement.
•In game Global/Friends Leaderboard support along with Achievements and Stats.
•3D stereoscopic support including 3D Vision, side by side, and above/below modes.
•Custom RGB settings for rail, support, and tie colors.
•Realtime procedural track and support generation with specialized AI
•Realistic procedural trees with dynamic wind effects
•Beautiful water effects with reflection and refraction
•High Dynamic Range lighting effects