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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Build a City in the Game - City Coaster

Sandbox games such as RollerCoaster Tycoon provide a powerful set of tools to create 3D environment - in the case of RollerCoaster Tycoon normally a theme park.

An enthusiast known simply as 'Steven' and uploading to YouTube as alloria has used the game engine to create a city.

The end product is a flythough that some visualisation companies would be proud of:

Steven states that:

This started out as a sandbox game, to experiment with different building types, I created one building, then another, then another, then another, and before I knew it, I had nearly filled the entire map with buildings!

I did of course leave a small area in the middle to build a small theme park, which contains two roller coasters, a mini-golf and an Enterprise ride.

The main coaster is a "Giga-Coaster" and is known as "Thrasher" This is the only ride that I have filmed, as the other ride "Swift" can be viewed in my "Off-Shore Theme Park" video.

Excitement Rating: 8.25 (Very High)
Intensity Rating: 4.66 (Medium)
Nausea Rating: 2.47 (Low)

The name "Thrasher" was chosen by my friend Matthew.

But of course, this video is not really about the coasters, it is about what happens when I am bored, and have plenty of time to experiment with the game.

The city contains several buildings, including:

Some Tower Blocks.
A Multi-storey car-park.
Several ground-level Car Parks.
A Church with graveyard.
Several Houses With Gardens.
Several Small Blocks of flats.
Some Shops.
A Large warehouse-type shop.
A Bus Depot.
A Rest Home.
A Small Park With A Fountain.
Some office buildings.

Still pictures of the city can be found at

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