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Come build your very own theme-park with ‘FUNPARK FRIENDS’ [by TAGPLAY, Scotland]

07-20-2011, 09:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Dundee, Scotland
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Come build your very own theme-park with ‘FUNPARK FRIENDS’ [by TAGPLAY, Scotland]

- Make Life A Rollercoaster Ride With 'FUNPARK FRIENDS'! -

Have you ever longed to build and run a successful theme park? Of course you have! Everyone has! The exhilaration of rollercoasters, the thrill of river rapids, the fun of ferris wheels. We at Tagplay listened to the cries of players for a game which would allow them to live their dreams of building a theme park through their phone. So here you go: FUNPARK FRIENDS !

Due for release on the 1st of October 2011!!!

Last edited by SimonTag; 09-08-2011 at 08:20 AM.
07-28-2011, 08:32 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Scotland, UK
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Hey folks,

We'd be really interested to hear from any players of old skool games like Theme Park and Rollercoaster Tycoon. Right now Funpark Friends is very much focused on the light, social side of game-play but it would be good to know what features from those older titles you really liked.

Simon will be adding new info to this thread ahead of launch and I believe he has some cool stuff to give away, so do get involved in letting us know what you think!


PS Car Jack 2 is getting closer... ;-)

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07-28-2011, 09:34 AM
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I would love to see an actual roller coaster builder

Waiting for: Airborne Troopers, Mini Motor Racing. Minisquadron 2, Tweetland, Car Jack Streets 2, Drive Forever, Turf Geography Club, Junk Jack!!
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07-29-2011, 03:39 AM
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That sounds like a great idea! We have lots of customisation plans post launch. Being able to design your own coaster and paint it would be awesome ;-)

Anything else? How much simulation style game-play do you think we need?


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07-29-2011, 05:02 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
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Yep, as Paul has noted we will be continuously supporting Funpark Friends through numerous fortnightly updates. We have certainly drawn up some customisation updates that we will be looking to roll out asap after launch.

We have considered allowing players to actually build their own rollercoasters though, so if this is something you'd like to see, please let us know.
07-29-2011, 06:19 AM
If you could make something freemium and social, while allowing players to delve into the deep strategy and simulation customization of Roller Coaster Tycoon, I think it'd be a hit.

To that end, you need to let players build custom coasters and calculate the excitement and intensity ratings just like RCT. You need to let people set the pricing on rides or the park as a whole.

Perhaps you could have the premium currency stand in for getting a loan from the bank.

Then you've got to have the sheer vastness of RCT in the number of rides, coasters, and shops that you can build. In my book, RCT was a great game because you had so much control over everything.
07-29-2011, 07:17 AM
Please release it and make people buy it in the store but WITHOUT
In-app purchases! You can realy ask a decent price,
But in my opinion you need to pay for a game just once...

My favourite option in rollercoaster tycoon was to take a in
the rollercoaster, don't know if it is possible though...

The idea is realy cool though, insta-buy for me
07-29-2011, 07:18 AM
*take a ride
07-29-2011, 09:50 AM
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Hey there guys, thanks for the replies! It's awesome to see your interest!

Malfhok, we aren't looking for a simulated experience, but rollercoasters and other rides will be customisable and a 'Fame' system is being built into the game to ensure customising is rewarded. The Fame system allows users to compete with their friends to have the most famous ride and/or parks , so the more awesome and customised your park is, the more people will want to visit it, and the more famous your park will become as a result!

Waylander, without wishing to delve into business talk, as a small 30-person studio in the current world of gaming, freemium is the only viable route for us to take. However, we feel that the sheer quality of Funpark Friends, and all of Tagplay's past and future titles, will make you happy we have taken that route because you will have a very playable awesome game, for free! Can't complain really
07-29-2011, 12:42 PM
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If your going with the freemium route then i say you guys should please take a look at how Nimblebit handles their games "pocket frogs" and "tiny tower",to me that is fremium done right.you can play their games and not pay a cent but over time you can still get everything within the game.if you do that then adds within the game would be fine with me(as long as it doesn't interrupt game play) so that server costs can be paid for.Nimblebit's games are the only freemium games that i've stuck with because I get pissed off how not all content is available unless you purchase the stupid in game currency which lasts for 30 seconds until you buy something within the game then you have to buy more and more,etc,to get the stuff that you'd like.

Also,if you add more content to the game after its released then try and make it free content or put a bunch of it out together for a decent price.another thing that gets me is freemium games that release one add on content for 99 cents.I won't pay five dollars for five single items,to me that's ridiculous.

Now for things i'd like to see,as said already,roller coaster builder.that was my favorite thing in roller coaster tycoon.being able to walk around your park in a 1st person view would be nice.being able to ride your ride in a 1st person view.lots of content,i loved having lots of shops,stands,scenery,etc.mini games for the stands would be nice,like the one where you throw the ball at the milk jugs,try to land a ball on top of a bowl with a fish,etc; then you could win prizes to show off to your friends.

will be keeping an eye on this game also

and if you guys are open to suggestions for games,i'm still hoping to see a good zoo game.something like zoo tycoon is what i've been dying for.more so like zoo kingdom on facebook before it ended though,with the social aspect.i could give tons of ideas for a good zoo game .