Destructoid posted this awesome little news article announcing that Atari (the company that got me started in the gaming industry) is not only bringing back two titles from the past, but adding a few to their arsenal as well. While the article focuses on Alone in the Dark and Haunted House (which will hopefully give us all the horror games we need), it’s really games Minimum and Roller Coaster Tycoon (for PC) that are of interest to me here.
Minimum is a game I worked on when I first started at Square Enix and it had a lot of potential. While we haven’t seen much of the game since the announcement that Atari bought the IP when Square Enix sold it after the disintegration of the Online and Mobile division (that’s when Square and I parted ways), it will be available for play this weekend at PAX Prime. I for one am extremely curious to see what Atari did with the game, and I hope it helps launch them in the right direction in the industry.
Closing out the rebooting of the Atari game arsenal is the highly sought after Roller Coaster Tycoon for PC. Last seen on iOS, (which I worked on and try to forget due to the sheer volume of hatred for that poor game), RCT is a beloved title which can also be played at PAX Prime.
For me, this is a seemingly peculiar circle of events that happens very often in the industry. I for one am curious to see the developments made to Minimum as well as the revamped RCT which was by far the most requested game to be made when I was at Atari. If you’ll be at PAX, pop us your thoughts on how these games look!